Chili Chips in a Bag

When you’re making snacks for game days, it’s best to make sure that the snacks you make are not just tasty but can also be eaten mindlessly in that they won’t prevent the people you’re feeding these snacks to from concentrating on the game. These chili chips in a bag are the perfect game day snacks in that respect.

These chili chips in a bag are perfect for mindless eating in front of the TV. They’re tasty, spicy chili served in a bag of corn chips and stuck with a spoon. It’s a convenient way of feeding the crazy sports fans in your home without distracting them, although for sure they’ll glance occasionally at the bag in their hand appreciating the tastiness of the snack they’re munching on. This convenient and fabulous recipe is from Ree of The Pioneer Woman.

2 pounds Ground Chuck
3 cloves Garlic, Minced (optional)
1 can (12-14 Oz. Size) Tomato Sauce
1 can (10 Ounce) Ro-tel (diced Tomatoes And Chilies)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Oregano
1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
1 can (14-ounce) Kidney Beans, Drained And Rinsed
1 can (14-ounce) Pinto Beans, Drained And Rinsed
1/4 cup Masa (corn Flour) Or Regular Corn Meal
1/2 cup Warm Water Individual Bags Of Fritos
Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Diced Red Onion (Optional)


Brown ground chuck with garlic in a pot over medium-high heat. Add tomato sauce, Rotel, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Add drained and rinsed beans. Stir to combine, then cover and simmer for another 20 minutes.

Mix masa with water, then add to the chili. Stir to combine and simmer for a final 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.

Serve by slicing the Frito bags open lengthwise. Pile in chili and cheese, and diced onion if using. Serve immediately with plastic forks. A crowd-pleaser!


Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: The Pioneer Woman.

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  1. I first had that at a little food shack (sorry but can’t remember the name) in Artesia, New Mexico when I was about 14. I still have it, but I’ve elevated it a bit, and here is how…put Fritos on a plate, heat chili, add to top of Fritos, then put grated cheese next, then add chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, top with salsa. It’s yummy.

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