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Loaded Chili Cheese Fries

These Loaded Chili Cheese Fries are made with crispy fries layered with melty cheddar, beef chili, and the best toppings!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf
Cost: $40


Beef Chili:

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 Whole White Onion cubed
  • 28 oz Tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 6 oz Light Beer
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 2.5 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle Purée
  • 2 tbsp Guajillo Chili Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt


  • 3-4 lbs Cooked Fries seasoned
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Diced Red Onions for garnish
  • Sliced Jalapeños for garnish
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnish
  • Sour Cream for garnish


  • Preheat a medium heat fire for direct cooking (around 350F).
  • Add a dutch oven over the heat to preheat for 2 minutes with some oil. Next, add your ground beef for the chili and let brown for about 2.5-3 minutes. Once browned, pull off and set aside. Add an empty dutch oven back to the grill along with the chopped white onion and minced garlic. Brown for 2 minutes, then add your guajillo chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and kosher salt. Let cook for 1 minute to stir around so that seasoning gets all over the veggies. Finally, add your beef, beef broth, chipotle puree, chopped tomatoes and browned ground beef. Stir around and then cover the dutch oven. Let the heat drop to 300-325F and let the chili simmer until thickened (about 1.5-2 hours). Make sure to stir occasionally. If your chili gets too thick, just add more beef broth at the end!
  • As the chili thickens, make your own fries either by hand or from a frozen bag. Arrange them on a large platter for serving. When the chili is done, add a large handful of cheese to your fries followed by a couple scoops of the chili. Finish the chili with more shredded cheese, diced red onions, sliced jalapenos, chopped cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 1804kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 117g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 54g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 4558mg | Potassium: 2897mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3813IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 559mg | Iron: 13mg