5 Tips on How to Make the Best Petro at Home

hint of orange iced tea with a petro

Have you ever been craving a Petro but just haven’t haven’t felt like leaving the house to go get one? If so, we have good news! You can make our delicious Petros from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy the famous meal whenever and wherever you’d like. Here’s how you can make the best Petro at home:

1. Get Our Famous Chili

The first step into making the best Petro right in your home is making sure you have our delicious chili. You can purchase our famous chili in Food City stores! While you’re welcome to use your own chili recipe, nothing makes your Petro taste better than the chili you know and love from Petro’s Chili & Chips.

2. Purchase Fresh Ingredients

photo of a petro with ingredientsAt Petro’s, we only use the freshest ingredients in our Petro, so we want you to do the same. Head to your local grocery store and pick out fresh vegetables to use in your dish. Our recipe requires fresh diced tomatoes and fresh cut green onions. If you want to use black olives and jalapeños in your Petro, be sure to pick up some of those as well! You’ll also want to make sure you have real sour cream, and Fritos corn chips (or pasta if that’s what you prefer).

3. Pick Your Cheese

You can choose whatever type of cheese you want to use in your Petro. If you want it to taste exactly like ours, we use a blend of Cheddar and Jack cheeses. We also recommend using shredded cheese instead of block or sliced.

4. Layer It Right

The most important thing to remember when making your Petro is to get the layers right! Part of what makes our Petro so special is how we layer it. Start with your pasta or corn chips, then pile on our delicious chili. After the chili, sprinkle in your blend of cheeses, then add your fresh diced tomatoes and fresh cut green onions. After your vegetables are in, it’s time to add your sour cream! If you want jalapeños or black olives on your Petro, add those to the top.

5. Pair It with Our Hint-of-Orange Iced Tea

Hint of Orange Iced TeaNothing will make your Petro taste even better than it already does like a glass of our Hint-of-Orange Iced Tea! Our iced tea has just the right amount of sweetness with a hint of orange flavor (it’s also available unsweetened!). There are several ways you can enjoy our tea from home. While you’re at Food City getting our chili, you can purchase a gallon of our Hint-of-Orange Iced Tea! Even better, next time you visit Petro’s you can pick up some to drink for later. We have our tea available for you to buy in the gallon, or you can buy Brew at Home tea to make your own—enough to make up to 10 gallons!

If you follow all of these steps, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a mouth-watering Petro right from your own home. Learn more about what’s in a Petro, then start making your own!