"This is an easy way to make one of my favorite snacks, chili cheese fries." — Mike
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1 (32 ounce) package
frozen seasoned french fries
American cheese, cut into pieces
1 (15 ounce) can
chili without beans (such as Hormel®)
We had leftover chili, and my husband loves chili cheese fries so we just had to try this. We thought the whole cheese sauce part was a bit uncalled for so we just made the fries as directed, heated up the chili and poured that over the fries. We then took some shredded cheese (cheddar and sharp) sprinkled that over top and put the whole thing back in the oven until the cheese was melted. We got out a couple of forks and couple of drinks and it was gone in no time......
The cheese sauce is very bland when made as stated. I even added more cheese and it still wasn't good. I recommend you use a prepared cheese sauce or just plain melted cheese.
Because I did not have enough cheese slices to make the cheese sauce for this, I went with Velveeta's Ultimate Queso (which is basically Velveeta melted with Ro-Tel). I used shoestring fries and homemade chili in this recipe. The boys thought that I was the best wife/mother ever. GREAT boy food and excellent for a mother who just wants to make a quick Sunday treat for her boys.
We love chili cheese fries. Instead of the whole process of making cheese sauce I just sprinkle Monteray Jack and cheddar cheese, crumbled up bacon and jalapeno peppers or green onions and throw it back in the oven until the cheese melts. Love it.
Great afternoon snack that held us over until dinner time. The only change I made was chili WITH beans because we love the beans. The cheese did however seem to get lost in the chili so I just added some shredded to the top along with some green onions and MMM MMM good!
I made fresh cut french fries but have made this in the past with frozen -- waffle cut are the best cause they hold the chili on better when eating, we also drizzle ranch dressing over them when they come out of the oven...we also use shredded cheese
Very good. I did mine with Frito cheese sauce, you just nuke it to get it warm, and the canned chili, frozen fries, and sprinkle some cheese on top, Yum!
Very yummy, didn't make the cheese sauce I had cubed cheese that you just melt in the microwave or on the stove top and you can use the chili with or with out the beans per peoples preference.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chili Cheese Fries
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 227
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