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Firefly Chips //


These spicy, crunchy Firefly chips are layers of corn chips, meat and bean chili, shredded cheese, and jalapeno peppers! A Disneyland-inspired treat.



For the chili:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 11/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans red or pinto beans or mix of both with liquid
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Firefly chips:

  • corn chips, like Fritos
  • meat and bean chili (see recipe above, or canned chili is also fine)
  • shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • jalapeno pepper slices


For the chili:

  1. In a large dutch oven, warm the avocado oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks and browns.
  3. Add in the yellow onion, salt, garlic, and tomato paste. Saute until onions begin to turn translucent, about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Next, add in chili powder, cayenne powder, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, beans, and broth. Bring to a boil, and then turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover and continue to simmer an additional 10 minutes if you’d like a thicker stew, or remove from the heat and let cool slightly before serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble the Firefly Chips:

  1. Pour a layer of corn chips in the bottom of a small bowl (or if you’re serving for multiple people, a serving sized bowl).
  2. Top with chili, shredded cheese, and jalapeno pepper slices.
  3. Enjoy!


  • Chili can be cooled to room temperature and stored in an airtight container refrigerated up to 3 days.
  • This recipe can be scaled to individual portions, or served as an appetizer to a large crowd.
  • The Refreshment Corner also a hotdog topped with Firefly chips and I think you all should try doing that with this recipe at least once.

Keywords: savory treat, corn chips, cheese, chili, jalapeno peppers, Refreshment Corner

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