This was a real favorite when I was a kid (yes, they had Fritos back then), and it still is. With the Frito-Lay Company being based in Dallas, this dish is about as Texan as you can get. We made this comfortably in a 9x9-inch pan, but you can easily double this and serve it to a crowd in a 9x13-inch pan.
Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish (an 8-inch dish works great). Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.
Bake for 15 or 20 minutes and cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.
Prep time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 15-20 minutes; Total time: 20 minutes
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