You will love these chili cheese fries. Not only a great appetizer but I have made them a meal topped with cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and green onions. Having ground beef and beans in the chili makes it a hearty option.
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These are better than the leading fast food restuurants fries!
Best Homemade Chili Recipe
2 pounds 85% ground beef
2 TBS water
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 batch homemade chili powder
1 (14.5-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
1 TBS oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups beef broth
1 tsp minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, or to taste
1 (15-ounce) can dark red kidney beans (don't drain)
2 tsp brown sugar
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
chopped red onion
In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of water and 2 teaspoons of salt with 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir until dissolved. Place ground beef in a large bowl and lightly break up. Sprinkle with the baking soda mixture. Lightly toss and let sit 20 minutes.
Meanwhile make the homemade chili powder (very important to the recipe) and add the whole peeled tomatoes. Puree everything together and set aside.
Brown the ground beef in a Dutch oven. While the ground beef is cooking, place a skillet on medium, add the oil. When hot, saute the onion for 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and let cook one minute. Remove from heat.
Pour the pureed tomatoes into the cooked ground beef and add the onion/garlic mixture. Pour in two cups beef broth. Stir in the chipolte chiles, red kidney beans and brown sugar. Cover and simmer on low for 1-1/2 hours to two hours.
You may also put Dutch oven in 275 degree oven (make sure it is oven proof) for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Bring it out and let it sit for 10 minutes. Stir the chili and add the apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Assembling Chili Cheese Fries
Place french fries on individual plated and top with hot chili. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and any other toppings you wish. You will be making this often. Enjoy.