Chili fries

Delicious and healthy Tex-Meal meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 1 serving
Calories 539 kcal


Metric - US Customary


  1. Wash potato and cut into fries; leave skin on if desired.
  2. Melt duck fat.
  3. Toss potato in fat.
  4. Bake in oven at 175 C (350 F) for 35 to 45 minutes until golden and crisp, tossing occasionally.
  5. (NOTE: Instead of the above, if you have an air fryer such as an Actifry or a Philips AirFryer you can just follow the directions for Shrink-Me Fries.)
  6. Open the jar of chili, zap in microwave.
  7. Put cooked, hot fries in a bowl or on a plate. Pour the chili out on top of the fries.
  8. Garnish it with two tablespoons fat-free sour cream.
  9. Optional: sprinkle with hot sauce, shredded lettuce, chopped fresh tomato, fresh coriander leaves (aka cilantro) if available. Also nice with a few slices of avocado.
  10. Serve immediately piping hot.

Recipe Notes

You can cut the potato by hand or if you have a chipper, a chipper will make fast work of it.

Leaving the skin on the potatoes adds fiber and makes this dish just a little more filling and satisfying.

Instead of duck fat you could use goose fat, or beef fat. An animal fat such as that is more satisfying to use than a similar amount of oil, as it doesn't all evaporate away and provides more satisfying foods for around the same number of calories. Instead of a teaspoon of melted duck fat, you could use 2 or 3 teaspoons of oil (more calories.)