A beast of a burger, piled high with a zesty chili con carne recipe, grilled onions, Fritos, shredded cheese and a juicy beef patty. This Frito Chili Cheeseburger Recipe brings two soda shop favorites together.
It’s burger Friday!!! We’ve only got two left this month so I want to make sure they count.
Today I’m giving you the naughtiest burger in my beefy arsenal, the Frito Chili Cheeseburger.
I make no apologies for this bad boy. He is what he is, take him or leave him.
Just know, if you cast him aside for light summer dishes, you are sorely missing out.
This cheeseburger recipe is an ode to trips to the old Main Street soda fountain/drug store that once held a place of high regard in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where I grew up.
On special occasions, my dad would take me to Petrik’s Drugstore and lift me up on a stool at the soda fountain. We would order Vanilla Cokes and a Frito Chili Pie, or sometimes a Cheeseburger.
These were the best daddy-dates a little girl could remember. We’d talk about our week and munch on classic Americana offerings. We left hand-in-hand, with full bellies, toothy grins, and a Cow Tales candy.
When that little drugstore closed several years back, I was heart broken. It seemed like a chapter of my life had been permanently washed away.
So this cheeseburger recipe is dedicated to my dad, to Petrik’s Drugstore may it rest in peace, and to childhood memoires of Main Street America.
This decedent towering chili cheeseburger starts with one fabulous chili con carne recipe.
The burger itself, doesn’t take very long to make, but do allow time to simmer up a great chili–it makes all the difference. You can make the chili several days in advance if you like, or make a larger chili con carne recipe one night for dinner and reserve some for these chili cheeseburgers later in the week.
The combination of old-fashioned beefy chili, with grilled onions, crunchy Frito corn chips, a perfectly grilled patty, and oozing cheese is something to experience.
I suggest you make them for somebody you love. Lifelong memories are sure to follow….
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