How to Make Chili for Chili Cheese Fries

Few dishes can rival the indulgent pleasure of chili cheese fries. Crispy golden fries smothered in gooey cheese and a generous serving of chili are a taste sensation that’s hard to resist! But you don’t have to go out to a restaurant or bar to enjoy this delicious dish! It’s easy enough to whip up chili for chili cheese fries at home. This meaty, slightly spicy chili is the perfect foil for fries and cheese:


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 diced onion
  • 15 oz. canned kidney beans
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c. beef broth
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook the ground beef and onions over medium-high heat in a large skillet until the meat is browned, then drain off any excess fat.
  2. Stir in all of the other ingredients.
  3. Simmer over medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until it’s thickened.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

When you’re ready to make the chili cheese fries, just cook your fries, top them with a generous amount of chili, sprinkle shredded cheese on top, and bake for a few minutes, just to melt the cheese and make sure that the chili is nice and hot.

Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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