Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chili Cheese Fries


This recipe is my own

1-3 Medium baking potatoes 
1 yellow or white onion diced
1 can of diced tomatoes (make sure it is just tomatoes and no added sugar)
1 can of organic tomato paste (again just tomatoes) 
1 lb lean ground beef 
1-2 cloves garlic diced
1 Tablespoon chili powder
 2 tsp cumin
1 tsp olive oil
olive oil spray
1 1/2 cups Chicken broth 
1/2 cup water
grated cheese
greek yogurt
parsley or cilantro (optional) 

 Preheat oven to 425 degrees
To make fries: Peel potatoes and slice length wise into 4 sections. Then cut those sections lengthwise into fries. (try to keep them the same thickness) 
Place fries in a bowl of cold water and let it sit 20 minutes. 
(while it is sitting, start your chili) 
After 20 minutes, pour out the water and pat potatoes dry on paper towels.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray and spread fries out on the pan. 
Lightly spray the top of the fries with spray and lightly salt 
Put into an oven for 15 minutes
after 15 minutes you will flip them over an cook for 10 to 15 minutes longer. They shoul be nice and brown, crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. Your time may vary depending on the thickness of your fries. 

In a pan heat your oil on medium- high 
add your onion and garlic and cook down until translucent
Add ground beef and cook all the way through. There should not be a lot of grease in the pan if you are using lean beef. 
Add in tomatoes and tomato paste 
Add in chicken broth and water
cumin, and chili powder

Cook for a few minutes on medium high. Turn heat down to medium and let it simmer. As this cooks its going to get thick. You don't want it runny or it will really make the fries soggy. 

When everything is cooked, Place fries on a plate, top with 1 Red of chili (leave space for 2 Tablespoons of greek yogurt in place of sour cream) 1 blue of cheese. Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese. Top with greek yogurt and parsley or cilantro. 

This counts as 1 YELLOW (uness using both yellows, which I would recommend doing or it is very few fries) 1 RED, 1 BLUE
If you want to serve this with a side salad or some veggie side you can do that as well. 

** I debated on how to count the chili. In the book chili is counted as 1 red and 1 yellow, but there are no beans in it, so I did not count it as a yellow. I also did not count it as a green (tomatoes) because the chili in the book doesn't count it as green. **

No comments:

Post a Comment