1-2 cans chili
1 bag frozen french fries
Shredded cheddar cheese
Place french fries on a baking sheet. Spoon chili over the top to cover all the fries then add shredded cheese, to taste. Bake at 400 degrees until heated and the cheese is nice and melted.
Now canned chili definitely has it place, especially if you are a college student. (In and of itself, I think it's kind of gross). I don't have a specific chili recipe that I use since I just kind of throw everything together.
We ate taco soup a couple weeks ago and I used that for the chili cheese fries shown below.
1/2-1 lb hamburger, browned with 1 chopped onion
Drain and add:
1 can corn
1 can red beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chopped green chilies
3 cans diced tomatoes
1 pkg taco seasoning mix or make your own
Mix together and simmer.
Serve with corn bread, chips, salad or fruit.
Chili will keep well for about 5 days in the fridge and for about 3 months in the freezer. When you're ready to use it, pull it out of the fridge or freezer, if frozen, thaw the chili out first then make:
Chili Cheese Fries1 bag frozen french fries (I like the cheap shoestring fries found at Kroger or Walmart) or you can use potatoes that have been scrubbed and cut into fries
Leftover chili or taco soup
Shredded cheese (I like sharp cheddar, but mozzarella or other cheese works well too)
Layer ingredients as listed above (fries, chili, cheese). Bake at 400 degrees until it's hot and the cheese is golden brown and delicious. Serve with a salad or other vegetables or fruit. Yum.