Chili Cheese Fries Recipe

Chili Cheese Fries
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 1 Hour
  • Total time: 1 Hour & 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 6



  • 750 g (1.7 lb) frozen fries


  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 500 g (1.1 lb) ground beef
  • 800 g (1.8 lb) diced tomatoes
  • 400 g (14.1 oz) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 2 tsp chili flakes


  • 250 g (8.8 oz) mozzarella cheese
  • 250 g (8.8 oz) cheddar cheese



  1. Preheat an oven to 220°C (430°F).
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent.
  4. Next, add the ground beef and cook until browned. It will take roughly 5 minutes.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, tomato paste, sugar, paprika, cumin, and chili flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. While the chili is cooking, line a tray with baking paper and scatter the frozen fries over the paper.
  2. Bake in the oven until golden brown, 30-40 minutes.
  3. Season the fries with salt and pepper.

Putting it altogether

  1. Move the fries to form a pile in the middle of the tray.
  2. Add the hot chili over the fries and then top it off with the cheese.
  3. Place in the oven and cook until the cheese melted. Roughly 10 minutes.
  4. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • You can make your own homemade fries, but it will add a lot more preparation time to this dish.
  • Make sure you line the baking tray as it will save you a ton of time cleaning.
  • The cheese mixture can be tweaked for a little bit more flavor. For example, a little bit of parmesan can be added to the cheese mixture.
  • I recommend using thick-cut fries for the best results. Fries may also be called chips, depending on the country you reside in.

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