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pepper bellies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cynthia Hernandez
San Dimas, CA

When my two boys were young we didn't have a lot of money and I had to think of inexpensive low budget meals.

(1 rating)
yield 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For pepper bellies

  • 10 oz
    bag of small fritos
  • 15 oz
    2 cans mild chili beans
  • 2 c
    grated monterey jack and cheddar cheese

How To Make pepper bellies

  • 1
    Warm up chili beans on top of stove or microwave. If using stove: warm up to desired temp. If using microwave: place beans in a large microwaveable bowl with cover for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Line serving dishes with Fritos on bottom and sides.
  • 3
    Spoon desired amount of chili beans over Fritos and garnish with shredded cheese. *Or any topping you enjoy!
  • 4
    **Note: You may add cooked hamburger meat to chili beans to stretch recipe.