Frito Pie, the unofficial state dish of Texas, which I learned in the Republic:
Heat chili with beans (your second can of Hormel), mix with a bag of Fritos. Add cheese to taste. Enjoy!
Don't forget your statin!
No true Texan will eat beans in their chili..that is a YANKEE thang, as I learned visiting friends in the northeast
REAL Frito Pie is yes, Fritos...with real chili (no beans) with cheese and onions, if desired.... Come to Austin when the weather cools off and I will cook you the best bean free chili that will make killer Frito Pie..LOL!!!!
Sounds like the "hashbrown casserole" at Cracker Barrel. I have been twice and have not been back.
The first time I ordered food at CB was at dinner, and I ordered what turned out to be a rather astonishing version of turnip greens with ham. The second time, the breakfast menu had something called "hashbrown casserole.". I had never heard of it but thought--hashbrowns, surely good. Casserole, probably good. The two together, surely--. But--
One does recover from the experience, but it takes time.
I have only eaten breakfast at Cracker Barrel. About 10 times, which is 9 more than I would have if I was calling the shots. Their 'hashbrown casserole' is possibly the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted at breakfast in an American restaurant. Their 'country gravy' spackling paste is a close second.
One of the worst (and one of my all time favorites) has to be Key lime pie. Egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice baked in a shell of crushed Graham crackers, butter and sugar. And if you're "wise," you'll top it off with a large dollop of fresh sweetened whipped cream.
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