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Upside Down Frito Pie

An easy, delicious on the go bite! Served at the 2016 Feedback in Austin, Rachael wrote it for our new sponsor, Jack’s Beans!




Combine meat with baking soda and 2 tablespoons water, let stand 30 minutes. This will make meat brown deeper and crispier. 

Soak Anchos in stock over low heat to reconstitute the peppers; purée in a food processor. 

Heat a large soup pot [1] or Dutch oven [1] over medium-high to high heat. Add oil, 2 turns of the pan [1], and bacon; render 1-2 minutes. Add beef and brown and crumble until crispy and deep brown. Add salt and pepper, dry spices, stir to toast them; add onions, garlic and chipotle paste and cook to soften, 7-8 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir, add Worcestershire, Ancho purée, tomatoes, beans and 2 cups water. Add masa or corn-meal and simmer to thicken 20-30 minutes. 

To serve, open an individual size bag of corn chips, add toppings of choice such as white onion, pickled jalapeños, sour cream and cheese and top with chili. Serve individual bags with a spoon.