Get ready for the most delicious game day feast with this awesome Chili Cheese Fries recipe! French fries are topped with the most delicious homemade beef chili and loaded with cheese, sour cream, and green onions. This is one crowd-pleasing appetizer!
- Why We Love This Chili Cheese Fries Recipe
- Variations on Chili Fries
- How to Store and Reheat
- Serving Suggestions
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- How to Make Chili Cheese Fries Step by Step
Why We Love This Chili Cheese Fries Recipe
Whether you serve up these loaded fries as a Super Bowl halftime appetizer, or enjoy them for an indulgent main meal, there is no bad time for these chili cheese fries!
- Easy. This is a super simple recipe that packs a punch in the flavor department. The chili takes a little while to cook, but the process is hands-off.
- Make Ahead. Make the chili days ahead of time so you can serve these up in a few minutes.
- Crowd Pleaser. This is a great recipe for kids and adults alike. This recipe makes enough for 8 servings, so no one will be left hungry!
Variations on Chili Fries
Instead of ground beef, use ground turkey or chicken, or a combination of your favorite ground meat. I love kidney beans in my chili, but black beans work great too! I like to top the chili with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions. You can add some sliced jalapenos for a spicy kick, or some crumbled bacon bits!
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How to Store and Reheat
These chili cheese fries are best enjoyed on the day they are made. They will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator, but I recommend storing the chili and fries separately to keep them from getting soggy. Reheat the chili in the microwave or on the stovetop, and reheat the fries in a 350°F oven until warmed through.
These chili cheese fries are a super large and filling dish, but if you are serving them up as part of a larger feast, they are great alongside these other favorite apps like Fried Buffalo Wings, Ranch Fried Pickles, Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots, Copycat Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, or Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets. However you serve up these loaded fries, they are guaranteed to be a huge hit!
For a vegetarian option, omit the ground beef, use vegetable broth, and add another 15 ounces (1 can) of your favorite beans. You could also use plant-based ground ‘meat’, like Beyond Meat.
While assembled chili fries are best enjoyed fresh, you can make the chili in advance. Prepare the chili through step 4 and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove when ready to serve – if the chili has thickened too much, add a little water to thin it out.
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How to Make Chili Cheese Fries Step by Step
Cook the Beef and Veggies: In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, brown 1 pound of ground beef with 1 diced onion, 1 diced jalapeño, and 3 cloves of minced garlic until no pink remains. Drain any excess fat and return the mixture to the skillet on the stovetop.
Make the Chili: Stir in 15 ounces (1 can) of kidney beans, 15 ounces (1 can) of diced tomatoes, 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1 cup of beef broth, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1½ tablespoons of chili powder, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper.
Simmer the Chili: Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 30-40 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Cook the Fries: Meanwhile cook 2 pounds of French fries your favorite way – fry, air fry, or bake them.
Assemble the Fries: Pile the hot fries onto one large, or several smaller, serving plate(s). Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, then ladle on the hot chili. Top with additional cheese, sour cream, and green onions.