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Friday, May 11, 2012

Next Magazine - Flaming Saddles' Frito Pie

Partner up with Jacqui Squatriglia’s little bit of down-home Texan cookin’, now served up at her gay cowboy bar in Hell's Kitchen, Flaming Saddles.

Frito Pie
1 bag Frito Scoops
German brown mustard
1 cup Jacqui’s Flaming Saddles chili (see below)
1 cup Velveeta cheese, melted
¼ cup sour cream
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced raw
1 fried egg

For Jacqui’s Flaming Saddles Chili:
2 lbs of coarsely ground Angus 80% lean beef
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 15 oz. can of beef broth
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp paprika
5 Tbsp mixed chili powders (mild and hot)
2 tsp garlic salt
Fistful of bread crumbs
½ tsp cayenne
¼ tsp black pepper

  1. Gray the meat in a frying pan and drain grease.
  2. Slow boil meat in beef broth for 45 minutes with one can of distilled water.
  3. Mix in spices and tomato sauce and medium boil for 45 minutes.
  4. Toss in bread crumbs.
Frito Pie:
  1. Fill a deep plate or pie plate with Frito Scoops, covering evenly, about 2–3 cups and drizzle with mustard.
  2. Ladle chili over chips, covering.
  3. Pour Velveeta on. Follow with a dollop of sour cream.
  4. Place a fried egg on top, and add salt and pepper to the egg to taste. Top with jalapeños.
For presentation: Serve with a smile!

Flaming Saddles is located at 793 9th Ave, New York, NY, 212-713-0481. Go to for more info.

First published in part in Next magazine
Photo credit: Gustavo Monroy

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