How's this for a fun Halloween tradition...that's totally Texan? A 'Goodtaste' viewer started this tradition many years ago. The family makes a big batch of chili for Frito Pie...to have before the kids head out for trick-or-treating.
toppingsshredded cheddar, sour cream, jalapeños, etc.
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Brown ground beef, seasoned with salt & freshly ground black pepper in a large pot. Stir occasionally, until browned and drain excess fat. Over medium heat, add onions & garlic and saute, stirring occasionally until softened. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, Rotel, tomato paste and beef broth. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or longer (add beef broth if needed). If desired, add drained beans and allow to simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Season with salt & pepper as desired.
Of course, Frito Pie is simple to make: place the Fritos in a bowl, top with chili and cheese and any other toppings you like. Or, if you're a true Texan, you can use the small-individual bags of Fritos, open them up and just add the chili and toppings right in the bag!