Fries are the ultimate comfort food. I can never get enough of it. I can have it plain or with different kinds of sauces and toppings. My personal favorite next to twisted fries are chili cheese fries. I don’t mind digging into it while watching a movie even if it can be inconvenient.
Whenever I cook at home, I make do with what I have. If I don’t have cheddar, I use the ever reliable Cheez Whiz and it tastes delicious as well. The fries can either be fried or baked depending on how sinful you want the dish to be. Deep fried fries are delicious, but if you do not drain the excess oil well they become soggy and it doesn’t go well with the chili-beef topping. You can also top it with chopped white onions if desired.
1 kilo of potatoes, cut into wedges or strips or 1 kilo frozen French fries
300 grams of ground beef
2 cups refried beans
2 to 4 pieces of chili, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
150 grams Cheddar cheese, grated
a pinch of cayenne powder, optional
Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
Place the potatoes in a baking tray and bake it for 20-25 minutes or until it is golden brown. Turn once to cook both sides.
In a medium sized saucepan, sautÃ© the garlic until it is light brown. Add the tomatoes and the beef. Season it with Worcestershire and stir-fry for another 8-10 minutes until the beef is brown. Mix in the beans and pour in the tomato sauce. Â Season it with salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve the fries topped with the beef and beans. Sprinkle it with Cheddar cheese.
Photo Courtesy Of: Ron Dollete