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In the chips

Frito Slab Pie turns single-serve treat into a meal for many

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Photographs by The Washington Post/DEB LINDSEY

Tex Mex Frito Slab Pie combines a cornbread crust, chili and corn chips for a crowd-friendly take on the classic dish.

Scissor open a snack-size bag of corn chips, spoon in chili, cheese and sour cream and you have a walking taco, aka Frito Pie. The birthplace of this personal meal in a bag is unclear -- possibly Mexico, Texas or even a Santa Fe five-and-dime lunch counter. Regardless, Frito Pie has become part of America's culinary vernacular. Quite simply, this is a joyous food delivery system.

Plainly Delicious Cornbread is delicious on its own or as a base for Tex Mex Frito Slab Pie.

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