Stuff Vegetarians Eat: Frito Pie

The response I get when I tell people I'm vegetarian is always the same, "Well what do you eat?!"  Truth is I eat pretty much the same things any carnivore would eat, my ribs and "chicken" are just made out of soy.  I hate salad, I love veggie corn dogs, and I consume an average of 3 large cheese fries from Sonic a week.

When I do feel like cooking and eating something (a little) healthier, I usually just scrounge through my cupboards and make up something fun.  That's exactly what I did today.  I bring you Veggie Frito Pie (no, it's not actually a pie, but it could be if you added crust, and mush just sounds gross).

Looks pretty gross.  Surprisingly delicious.

What You Need:

  • 1 large bag of Fritos (try tortilla chips for a healthier option)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of vegetarian refried beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • Mexican rice (I like Uncle Ben's - quick, easy, and a good portion size)
  • shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
  • sour cream
  • 1 taco seasoning packet

How You Do It:

  1. Cook rice, according to directions on box.
  2. Combine black beans, corn, and refried beans, and heat on stove top.  Stir in taco seasoning.
  3. When both are done cooking, combine in a large pot or bowl.  Mix.
  4. Place desired amount into a serving bowl.  Add a handful or two of chips.
  5. Top off with sour cream and cheese.
  6. Enjoy.

This usually makes a hefty lunch for me and my boyfriend, plus leftovers.  Also tastes yummy wrapped in a flour tortilla.