Loaded Chili Fries

Loaded Chili Fries

This might be my favorite recipe to date, these loaded chili fries are so so sooo good!! I have a special place in my heart for chili fries! Years ago I used to order them from a nearby restaurant, knowing they were most likely farrrr from healthy, but they were so worth it at the time. These loaded chili fries that I’ve created knock those shady fries way out of the park! Seriously, MAKE THESE! Everyone will love you for them!

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You may take a glance at the ingredient list and wonder WTF was she thinking?! Cocoa powder and red wine?! YES! Just trust me on this one, this chili is by far the best chili I’ve ever had, and it won’t taste like either chocolate or red wine! You won’t even miss the beans in this chili, and if needed, I give an easy substitute for the red wine. I think that this chili tastes even better the next day, so feel free to make it in advance! Making a double batch is always a good idea too 😉

Yam fries are my favorite to use in this recipe, but you could also use regular French fries, sweet potato fries or even parsnip and carrot fries! The dairy-free sour “cream” I’ve used in this recipe isn’t to be missed, it’s really what takes these loaded chili fries to the next level! I could really eat these for every meal, and I just know that you’ll love them!

Happy cooking!

Loaded Chili Fries


Loaded Chili Fries



  1. Melt the coconut oil/ghee in a medium sized pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion to the pan and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef to the pan and sauté until cooked through. Drain any extra fat/liquid from the pan. Add the garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chili powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, cumin, dried oregano, dried basil, cayenne pepper, sea salt and black pepper to the pan. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients. Add the diced tomatoes and red wine to the pan, stirring once more and smashing some of the tomatoes with the back of your spoon.
  4. Bring the chili to a gentle boil then lower the heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. While the chili is simmering, let’s bake those fries! Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Slice the yam into fries, making them no more than ¼” thick. If they’re any thicker, they’ll steam from the inside, and your fries won’t crisp up.
  6. Toss the fries and melted coconut oil/ghee directly on a baking sheet. Place the fries in a single layer, making sure the fries aren’t too close to one another. Sprinkle with salt. Place on the middle rack in your oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, carefully flip the fries and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until both sides are browned.
  7. Top the fries with the chili, diced onion, chives, avocado or guacamole and dairy-free sour cream. EAT UP!!



Loaded Chili Fries

Loaded Chili Fries

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4 Responses

  1. […] fries even more delicious, and you haven’t tried my recipes for yam fries and jalapeño ranch or loaded chili fries, definitely make a batch of those as […]

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  3. Clarissa
    | Reply

    Made this for lunch and it was amazing!!! You did it again!

    • livinglovingpaleo
      | Reply

      So glad you loved it, Clarissa!

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