Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Casserole ***

I'm baaack! We've had an extremely busy year, and I basically fell back on just cooking old favorites that were quick and easy. But now that life has slowed back down to "normal" again, I'm back to trying out some new recipes. Thank goodness, because we were all starting to get pretty sick of the "same old, same old."

I'm originally from St Louis, and no baseball game or school lunch menu was complete without a "pepperbelly," which was essentially just a bag of Fritos, with chili and cheese on top. I still love the flavor to this day. So when this recipe popped up on my Pinterest feed, I knew I had to give it a shot. As it turned out, I ended up being too sick to eat any that night, but the hubs and the kids absolutely raved about it. They want me to put it back on the menu again. I did use the Steak-n-Shake chili, which is just my absolute favorite where canned chili is concerned, but I think it would be an excellent way to use up leftover homemade chili as well.

The recipe below is basically doubled from the original. Click on the link to see the OP's recipe. I had to double because of the larger crock and larger tummies (two teenage boys can eat you out of house and home in no time flat, lol).

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ TheMagicalSlowCooker)

2 (9-1/4 oz) bags Fritos
6 (10-oz) cans chili
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
32-oz sour cream
1 cup diced white onion

Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Sprinkle 1 bag of fritos on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Spoon over the chili.
Sprinkle over half the onions and half of the cheese.
Spread over all of the sour cream.
Top with the rest of the cheese and onions.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours (or low for 4 hours).
Top with the remaining bag of Fritos before serving.

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