Friday, September 21, 2012

Chili Nacho Waffle Fries

Who wants some chili nacho waffle fries?
If you didn't just raise your hand then you probably should just skip this post and go on to the next one. You won't want to see the layers of fries and chili and cheese and toppings that I am about to reveal.
Only keep reading if you are sure you want to be tempted by a plate of some unhealthy deliciousness.
Still there?
First off, good for you. You made the right choice.
Second, you should probably get a napkin because you don't want to get drool on your keyboard once you start scrolling through these pictures. Just sayin'
Chili Nacho Waffle Fries
1 1/4 cup waffle fries
1/2 cup chili
1/2 cup cheese, shredded (divided)
3 cherry tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 Tbsp onion, diced
2 Tbsp sour cream
Preheat oven to 400. Line a small cooking tray with parchment paper. Place waffle fries, in a single layer, on top of parchment paper. (As you can see from the following photo, I was able to make this recipe in a toaster oven. Just remember to preheat the oven before putting in your fries.)
Bake fries at 400 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, flip fries over, and cover with the chili and 1/4 of the shredded cheese.
Put back in oven for another 5 minutes, until cheese is all melty.
Top with diced tomatoes and onion and remaining cheese.
Place back in oven for another 5 minutes, until cheese is once again all melty.
Remove from oven, transfer fries to a plate using a spatula, and top with sour cream.
I'm of the belief that all diets can stand a little treat every once in a while.
This is one of those treats that is SOOOOO worth the indulgence. Plus, if you eat lots of fruit and veggies the rest of the day you won't go over your daily limits.
Calories for the entire recipe - 560, fat - 28, carbs - 60, and protein - 30.6.
I ate this for my dinner yesterday and it was really filling. Calorie wise 560 isn't that bad for dinner. Well, for me anyway.
I used the "low fat" chili, skim mozza cheese, and light sour cream. It didn't taste the least bit "low fat". Trust me.
Not that I have to work that hard to "sell" this recipe but... you can add whatever toppings you like. Chopped jalapenos, salsa, green onions, etc, etc...
You can have this made, from start to finish, in 25 minutes. You put your fries in to cook, cut up your tomato and onion while it cooks, put the cheese on, wash your few dishes while the cheese melts, and *ta-daaaaaah*...done.

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