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.
The recipe, as written here, is perfect for a 9x9-inch dish. But for a crowd or, even better, tailgating, double the recipe and bake it in a 9x13-inch dish. Cover the hot dish well with aluminum foil to keep it warm or use an insulated carrier. Perfect for game day and a Super Bowl crowd, too!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish (an 8x8- or 9x9-inch dish works great -- double the recipe for a 9x13-inch dish). Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos.
- Warm up the chili in a small saucepan. Then pour the chili over the onion and cheese.
- Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until heated through and cheese is bubbly. Serve hot.
Total time: 30 Min