Chilli Chips

Chilli Chips
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Following my recipes for dirty fries or cheesy chips and gravy, I had to try making some chilli chips. Chilli – beef or veggie – is one of my favourite dishes in the world, so a chilli chips recipe is a must. A meal of crispy fries topped with chilli and melted cheese – what could be better?

My Dirty Fries recipe, containing bacon, onions, cheese and BBQ sauce, is one of my most popular posts to date. Making any kind of topped fries is so easy, and they are so yummy. Perhaps they’re not the healthiest option, but life is all about balance, right? Plus I’ve added extra beans to these chilli fries to up the protein levels and lower the fat percentage.

For a weekend treat, whip up a pile of these scrumptious chilli cheese fries and watch them disappear. To make life even simpler, I used tinned chilli for these chilli cheese chips. If you do have any leftover homemade chilli, do feel free – it will make this comfort food taste even better.

Homemade chilli is always best, but I’ve used tinned chilli here to make life easy. After all, you are making these at the weekend. (Possibly.) A side of sour cream or guacamole makes them even more delicious.

Serves 2-4 (as a main or side)

Chilli chips ingredients

  • Oven chips, 1 pack (about 900g)
  • Chilli, 1 tin
  • Mixed beans or red kidney beans, 1 tin, drained
  • Grated cheddar cheese, 100g

Equipment

How to make Chilli Chips

  • Bake the oven chips of your choice as per pack instructions.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the chilli and drained mixed beans in a saucepan, and place on a low heat, stirring now and then. This is to warm it through, rather than to cook it.
  • When the chips are done, pile into a pie dish or large bowl. Heap the warmed chilli over the top, then the cheese.
  • Place the dish under a hot grill for a few minutes, until the heat has melted the cheese.

Serve as they are, or add extras such as soured cream, guacamole, chopped spring onion or jalapeños.

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