It may be that you’ve never heard of a Petro. As in Petro’s Chili and Chips. A fine Tennessee establishment.
A Petro is simply a chili bowl with layered ingredients. A delicious fast-food concept that really should have caught on across the nation by now. Because many of you have not had the good fortune to live in or visit TN, I am generously bringing Petros to you, DIY style.
So, how do you make a Petro you ask? Keep reading to find out.
A pot of homemade chili (This is a good one!)
Fritos corn chips (or try making this homemade version)
shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onion
(use any additional toppings you like- black olives, tomatoes, fresh basil, get creative!)
Directions: Petros are all about the layers.
First, you need a layer of Fritos.
Just enough to cover the bottom of the dish.
As an aside, today a coworker told me today that Fritos burn if you light them. I couldn’t resist testing the theory.
Watch it burn!
Um, yeah so that urban legend is legit. Scary!
Next, pour a good ladle full of chili over the chips.
Smother with cheese.
Top with salsa and sour cream.
Sprinkle with green onions.
Admire your creation.
Keep in mind that this is a great dish to serve buffet style for a dinner party or book club. That way everyone can customize their own. Yum!
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