Fall is for Fires—Outside Entertaining

Wow, I can't believe it is already Halloween. I love decorating and helping my girls with their costumes, but my favorite thing about this time of year is the entertaining. You simply can't beat boots, bonfires, and a bowl of chili! My friends and I came up with a creative way to make chili even better. We call it the Frito™ Pie. The kids love Frito™ Pie because they can serve themselves. If you use waxed paper bags there isn't much clean up. Chili is great-serve it on hot dogs, in Frito™ Pie, or on its own with any toppings.

Heat the oil on medium heat in a deep cast-iron skillet or large saucepan. Brown the meat, using the back of the spoon to break it into little pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, or until thickened.
— Carrie

Little League Chili

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons water 

Frito Pie

Grab a bowl or a waxed paper bag, fill it with Fritos, Little League Chili, and the toppings of your choosing. Enjoy!
— Carrie
  • A bag of Fritos™ Original Corn Chips
  • 1/2 cup warm chili
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños
  • Any toppings you and your guests might enjoy (tomatoes, sour cream, diced avocado, shredded lettuce, sliced radishes, and more!)