Pulled Pork Frito Pie

It’s been way too long since we did a Fritos Friday, don’t you think?

I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate things slowly getting back to normal around here than a mound of Barbecue Fritos covered with pulled pork, chili beans, cheddar cheese, and a little parsley to brighten things up.

Hurricane Sandy may have taken a lot of things from a lot of people, but one thing you can be sure of: serving and sharing good food is one great way to bring people together.

There are so many stories coming out of the abysmal aftermath; stories of neighbor helping neighbor, stories of whole families feeding as many people as they can, without the help or organization of bigger entities like the Red Cross.

Of course, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and others have their place, and they warrant great esteem. But for me, the stories of individuals taking initiative all on their own to help others is even more inspiring.

It’s not just isolated to the local folks though. Barb and Jenn started a Food Blogger initiative to raise money across the world, and the response has been amazing. This little pocket of the Northeast thanks you for your valiant efforts, ladies!

Where I come from, Frito Pie is comfort food extraordinaire. We eat it at football games, under Friday Night Lights. Usually it’s made with chili. The idea for this Frito Pie actually came from my pal Mary Jane over at King Arthur Flour.

We got to emailing one day, and Mary Jane was kind enough to share her husband’s famous barbecue sauce recipe, and mentioned that they had recently had pulled pork Frito Pie. How could I not recreate this at home?!

We made this after making Pulled Pork Nachos the night before, using the leftover pulled pork from those. I simply added a can of Ranch Style Beans and we were good to go.

Enjoy Mary Jane’s family recipe for Barbecue Sauce, and have Pulled Pork Frito Pie for dinner tonight!

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  1. says

    I have to admit, I haven’t really gotten on the Frito train…until now. This looks freaking amazing, and now I’m going to have to make it! Also, I’m really glad things are getting back to normal, hooray!

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