Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chili Browns

One summer in the 1990's, while vacationing in Idaho with family, we were on a drive along the Salmon River near Riggins.  Our long family drives usually include a meal in a roadside restaurant.  I don't recall the name of this particular restaurant, but there may have been a steer on the sign. 

Someone in the group spotted an entree that was a bit different than the usual and soon the majority of the adults in the group had decided to order it.  The name of the entree?  Chili Browns.  Ever since that day it's become one of our "go to" recipes when we want comfort food and we want it fast and easy.

You start with hashbrowns on your plate, add a scoop or two of chili, sprinkle with shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and minced onions.  Some people feel the need to add a dollop of sour cream, but it's not necessary.  There's certainly more than enough fat as is!


smc said...

That sounds like comfort food at it's best.

KandN said...

The first time we made it, it reminded me of a dish called Javanese Dinner I used to put together with friends in the younger days. Kind of a pile on affair with a long list of items to pile.