Frito Pie is a glorious mess of corn chips, chili, cheese and other toppings piled together — often right in the chip bag — for a satisfying meal perfect for tail-gating or other casual get-togethers. Our recipe loads on the toppings, finishing the chili-laden chips with homemade pickled red onions, shredded cheddar, and sour cream, plus jalapeño slices for a little extra heat. The chili itself gets a bite and some bitterness from the inclusion of amber beer, and sweetness and acidity from tomatoes. The tangy cream and sharp, bright pickled onions match it perfectly. Letting the chili reduce slightly and thicken helps tighten up the sauce so it's not too runny when you assemble the pies. Be sure to let it cool slightly as well before using it to avoid melting the bag and also burning your hands. Note that corn chips — especially Fritos — are inherently salty, so make sure the chili is lower in salt for balance.