1smallpoblano or jalapeno pepperdiced seeds removed
seasoned salt and black pepper
2lblean ground beefturkey or chicken
115 ozcan tomato sauce
110 ozcan Rotel Tomatoes Chili Fixins
115 ozcan light red kidney beans
Shortcut Spice: [omit if using DIY spices]
11.25 ozpackage taco seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 3 quart baking dish or an 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Pour 1/2 of the fritos over the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the shredded cheese.
On the stove top in a medium size pot, saute the diced onion and pepper in a couple of drizzles of olive oil. Cook until the vegetables begin to soften and brown. Add the minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.
Add the ground beef and cook until no pink remains. Season with seasoned salt and black pepper to your taste.
Drain any excess fat from the pan, then add the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, Rotel tomatoes, kidney beans and seasonings. [see Cook's note for DIY spices] Mix well, and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the chopped cilantro.
Pour evenly over the fritos in the baking dish. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese on top.
Top with the remaining fritos and shredded cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly.
Garnish with chopped green onion. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
DIY Spices: [Use in place of taco seasoning] 2 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp Mexican oregano 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground chipotle pepper