Sunday, September 18, 2011

Frito Pie (Chili beans with corn chips), English & Espanol!

Yesterday we had the privilege of picking up an international pastor from the airport.  He is from Panama, which is mostly Spanish speaking.  As we met up with him at the baggage claim (which took DIA a VERY LONG time to get the baggage delivered), we had quite a bit of time to try a small amount of Spanish on him, and his small amount of English on us.  Needless to say, it was quite interesting indeed.  Just standing there with a person from another country reminded me of our own adventure in another country.  I will never forget standing at the baggage claim in Mumbai International Airport.  A very nice Indian girl helped direct us a little, since she is from there, but lives in the US and knew English very well.  Later on, I regretfully realized that I wished I had gotten her name and number.  But alas, hindsight is 20/20.

So, once we finally retrieved our pastor friend's luggage, we headed home, into the sunset (literally!).  Since I knew we needed to have dinner ready for his arrival, I decided on Frito pie as the dinner of choice.  Something that can easily be made ahead of time, and thrown in the crockpot for awhile to simmer and wait for us.  Needless to say, he was very satisfied, and even asked for the recipe.  I decided to type it up, so that I could just run it through Google Translate.  So, thought I might as well post it here to share as well, both in English and Spanish.  Pardon any translation blunders that may occur...obviously, not my fault! :)

Chili beans with corn chips – Frito Pie (in English)

3 cups beans, sorted and rinsed
1-2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1-2 cups canned or fresh tomatoes, or tomato sauce
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 ½ teaspoon cumin powder
2 ½ teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon red cayenne powder

Presoak beans overnight.

Precook ground beef, drain out grease.  Then, add all ingredients in pressure cooker.  Cook for 45-60 minutes.

Add salt to taste.

Serve with Frito corn chips (or other corn chips), cheese, cilantro, onion & fresh diced tomatoes.

Los frijoles con totopos de maíz (en espanol)

3 tazas de frijoles, ordenados y enjuagados
2.1 libras de carne molida
2 cucharadas de grasa de tocino
1-2 tazas de tomates enlatados o frescos, o salsa de tomate
4 cucharadas de chile en polvo
2 cucharadita de ajo en polvo
2 ½ cucharadita de comino en polvo
2 ½ cucharadita de cilantro en polvo
1 cucharadita de orégano
½ cucharadita de pimienta de cayena en polvo de color rojo

1. Remojo los frijoles durante la noche.

2. Cocine la carne de tierra, drenaje de la grasa. A continuación, agregue todos los ingredientes en una olla a presión. Cocinar durante 45-60 minutos.
Add salt to taste.

3. Servir con chips de maíz Frito (o de otros chips de maíz), queso, cilantro, cebolla y tomates frescos cortados en cuadritos.

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