Emeril's Beef Chili Cheese Fries

Recipe by EdsGirlAngie
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Season onions with salt and cayenne and saute, stirring, until they begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the beef, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, and oregano, season with salt and cayenne, and cook until meat is done (no pink).
  • Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste and 2-1/2 cups beef stock, bring to boil and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer uncovered about 1 hour, stirring occasionally and skimming fat that rises to the surface.
  • Combine masa harina flour with remaining 1/2 cup stock.
  • Slowly add to the pot, stirring to blend, which will thicken the mixture.
  • Cook for 30 minutes and correct seasoning.
  • From here, Emeril deep fries his own shoestring French fries, but I use frozen French fries or waffle fries to save time (and mess!).
  • Prepare frozen potatoes as package directs.
  • Lower oven heat to 400 degrees F, place fries in bottom of a large glass rectangular baking dish.
  • Sprinkle cheeses over the fries and bake for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and spoon hot chili over the top of the fries.
  • Garnish with sour cream and jalapeños and serve immediately.