Firehouse Frito Pie


1 tablespoon(s) canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 pound(s) 93-percent-lean ground turkey
1/2 cup(s) mild chili powder
1 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
1 large zucchini, shredded
1 can(s) (28-ounce) diced tomatoes
1 cup(s) reduced-sodium beef broth or chicken broth
16 5- to 6-inch corn tortillas
Cooking spray, preferably canola oil
2 can(s) (15-ounce) red kidney beans, rinsed, divided
2 cup(s) shredded Colby-Jack cheese or sharp Cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, diced
2 cup(s) shredded romaine lettuce
1 bunch(es) scallions, sliced
Pickled jalapeƱos, for garnish


Position racks in middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and turkey; cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until the turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add zucchini, tomatoes, and broth and bring to a simmer. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally and maintaining a simmer, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray. Cut them in half, then cut each half into 1-inch strips. Spread the strips on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake, rotating the pans from top to bottom and stirring halfway through, until crisp, about 25 minutes.

Mash 1 cup beans in a bowl. After the chili has simmered for 30 minutes, stir in the mashed beans and whole beans. Cook until the beans are heated through, about 3 minutes more.
To serve, place about 3/4 cup tortilla strips in each of 8 shallow bowls. Ladle about 1 1/4 cups chili on top. Garnish with cheese, tomato, lettuce, scallions, and pickled jalapeƱos (if desired).

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