Pulled Pork Frito Pie

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by Amber on November 9, 2012

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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shelly (cookies and cups) November 9, 2012 at 8:37 AM

This will be made in my house. Totally.
Long live Frito Friday!


Amber November 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Shelly, I think the boys will go nuts over it! My guy certainly did.


Blog is the New Black November 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

This recipe intrigues me!


Amber November 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

It did me too! When Mary Jane brought it up, I was like “Ohhhhh, now THAT sounds yummy!”


amanda @ fake ginger November 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Yay Frito Friday! My favorite blog series EVER.

This looks awesome! My husband would flip if I made it for him.


Amber November 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Amanda, welcome home dinner? And thanks – I kinda adore Fritos Friday, so it means the world that you do too.


Kathryn November 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I’m so glad that life is starting to get back to normal for you guys and that you’re back in the kitchen :)


Amber November 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Thanks, Kathryn. I wish I could send you Fritos. I think they’d be a major guilty pleasure.


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. November 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Wouldn’t you know we just bought a bag of Fritos to go with the veggie chili we’ve been eating all week (it’s not true Texas chili, avert your eyes). If I had a spare pork shoulder around, THIS would be happening.


Amber November 9, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Well, you know, it pays to have a spare pork shoulder around for emergency Frito Pie purposes.


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. November 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM

All we have is a spare (still-frozen) ham!


Tracy November 13, 2012 at 6:38 AM

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!


Amber November 15, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Tracy, I’m glad I finally convinced you!


Aimee November 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM

OMG Amber! I have been a vegetarian for over a decade but this looks SO GOOD. Someday if I ever break this will be on my short list. :)


Amber November 15, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Hah, Aimee, that is SUCH a compliment! You totally made my day, you vegetable-loving fool, you. ;)


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