I found this recipe at MyRecipe.com. The description of the recipe mentioned that it was a healthier version of a Fritos chili pie that are served at concession stands at places such as sporting events. Where I come from we call them “walking tacos”, but we use a taco flavored meat rather than a chili flavor mixture.
Walking tacos were big food items at the concession stands when our kids were younger and were in sports. It didn’t matter what school you went to walking tacos were being served. Even our church fall festival got on the band wagon and sold them as one of their food items.
A walking taco is simply a bag of some sort of corn chips that is opened and taco meat and taco fixings are added to the bag. You eat the concoction right out of the bag with a fork. I have eaten a few of these walking tacos and they are not only yummy, but they are fun too.
This version is equally as tasty, just minus the bag.
Taco Corn Chip Pie (Source: adapted from MyRecipe.com)
1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup ground red pepper
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon tomato taste
1/3 cup water
1-10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilis, undrained
Corn chips (I used tortilla chips that were lightly crushed)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Green onions, sliced
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef; saute for 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove ground beef and drain pan, wipe out any excess grease with paper towel. Add the onion to pan; saute 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic; saute 1 minute, stirring constantly, Stir in ground beef, cumin, red pepper, and salt.
2. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the water and the can of diced tomatoes and chilis bring to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer and heat for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
3. Place chips in bowl or plate top with ground beef, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions. If you prefer you can top with your favorite taco toppings.