This is an easy way to make one of my favorite snacks, chili cheese fries.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare french fries as directed on the package.

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  • Stir cornstarch and water in a small cup until cornstarch dissolves; set aside. Bring milk and margarine to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and whisk the cornstarch mixture into the milk mixture, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth. Add the cheese to the milk mixture and stir until the cheese has melted and is well combined.

  • Prepare chili as directed on the can. Pour the cooked chili and the cheese sauce over the top of the cooked french fries.

Nutrition Facts

508.9 calories; protein 19.8g 40% DV; carbohydrates 51.6g 17% DV; fat 25.2g 39% DV; cholesterol 49.3mg 16% DV; sodium 1483.6mg 59% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
We had leftover chili and my husband loves chili cheese fries so we just had to try this. We thought the whole cheese sauce part was a bit uncalled for so we just made the fries as directed heated up the chili and poured that over the fries. We then took some shredded cheese (cheddar and sharp) sprinkled that over top and put the whole thing back in the oven until the cheese was melted. We got out a couple of forks and couple of drinks and it was gone in no time...... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
The cheese sauce is very bland when made as stated. I even added more cheese and it still wasn't good. I recommend you use a prepared cheese sauce or just plain melted cheese. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2010
We had leftover chili and my husband loves chili cheese fries so we just had to try this. We thought the whole cheese sauce part was a bit uncalled for so we just made the fries as directed heated up the chili and poured that over the fries. We then took some shredded cheese (cheddar and sharp) sprinkled that over top and put the whole thing back in the oven until the cheese was melted. We got out a couple of forks and couple of drinks and it was gone in no time...... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
Because I did not have enough cheese slices to make the cheese sauce for this I went with Velveeta's Ultimate Queso (which is basically Velveeta melted with Ro-Tel). I used shoestring fries and homemade chili in this recipe. The boys thought that I was the best wife/mother ever. GREAT boy food and excellent for a mother who just wants to make a quick Sunday treat for her boys. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
We love chili cheese fries. Instead of the whole process of making cheese sauce I just sprinkle Monteray Jack and cheddar cheese crumbled up bacon and jalapeno peppers or green onions and throw it back in the oven until the cheese melts. Love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
Great afternoon snack that held us over until dinner time. The only change I made was chili WITH beans because we love the beans. The cheese did however seem to get lost in the chili so I just added some shredded to the top along with some green onions and MMM MMM good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
I made fresh cut french fries but have made this in the past with frozen -- waffle cut are the best cause they hold the chili on better when eating we also drizzle ranch dressing over them when they come out of the oven...we also use shredded cheese Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
The cheese sauce is very bland when made as stated. I even added more cheese and it still wasn't good. I recommend you use a prepared cheese sauce or just plain melted cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
Very yummy didn't make the cheese sauce I had cubed cheese that you just melt in the microwave or on the stove top and you can use the chili with or with out the beans per peoples preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
We made these using S & W chili mix and fresh ground beef adding extra chili powder and cumin. Made cheese sauce with shredded colby-jack cheese instead of american. The kids loved it! P.S.- I had mine over sweet potato fries for a bit of nutrition!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
Very good. I did mine with Frito cheese sauce you just nuke it to get it warm and the canned chili frozen fries and sprinkle some cheese on top Yum! Read More
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