Southwest Frito Pie
2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups water
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained, optional
4-1/2 cups Fritos corn chips
2 cups shredded lettuce
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
6 tablespoons finely chopped onion
Sour cream and minced fresh cilantro, optional
In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder until blended. Gradually stir in water and, if desired, beans.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
To serve, divide chips among six serving bowls. Top with beef mixture, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and onion. If desired, top with sour cream and cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.
Recipe found here: Southwest Frito Pie