Healthy Chili Cheese Fries

I love chili cheese fries. Actually, I love garbage fries and any variation there within. The problem is that garbage fries are not exactly a healthy meal. Usually you fry the potatoes, cover it in greasy meat, extra cheese or cheese sauce, and lick your fingers after consuming way more calories then you should. I decided to make a healthier version of this meal which is “fried-free” and chock full of vegetables! There aren’t many pictures because my wonderful sous chef/husband started before I got home from work.

RECIPE: Healthy Chili Cheese Fries
Makes 2 Servings

Cutting Board
Baking Sheet
Oven set to 400 degrees
Cheese Grater

3 Potatoes
4 ounces ground beef
2 ounces beer
Tomato powder
Pepper Powder
1 Green Pepper
1 Onion
1 ounce Extra Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese

1) Wash the potatoes and then cut them into thin pieces.
2) Lay the potato out in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
3) Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until crispy and perfect.
4) In a small pot, begin browning the beef.
5) Add a bit of beer to the pot, and season to taste with tomato powder, pepper powder, paprika, and just a bit of paprika.
6) Dice up the green pepper and onion.
7) Shred the cheddar cheese.
8) Split the fries onto two plates. Top with 2 ounces of chili, tons of onions and green peppers, and then half an ounce of cheddar cheese. IMG_0774

As you eat this dish the cheese melts into the hot chili and makes the perfect bite! The onion and green pepper make it feel so much healthier, and I really loved this way of making fries. Not only was it less labor intensive, I didn’t have to clean up any grease splatter afterwards!

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