Get game day ready with these loaded sweet potato fries. This is the perfect appetizer to serve alongside all the usual snacks whether it be for the big game, game night or any night of the week. Loaded with a quick savory & spicy chili, cheese, and some other fixin’s, this is sure to leave your guests coming back for more. If you need more snack ideas try this 4 ingredient guacamole, Tex mex egg rolls, or Lemon pepper parmesan wings.
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I love sweet potato fries. I love them even more when they are topped with all of my favorite toppings. It’s a really great treat for any meal of the day. This sweet potato fries recipe is lightened up a bit from what you would get in your average pub. However we are definitely not skimping on great flavor! This is such a delicious recipe that you will want to make again and again.
WHY LOADED SWEET POTATO FRIES
It’s simply a delicious way to kick off any fun event you may be having. I look at it as a great side dish to accompany all of the other snacks you will have out for your guests. These french fries are topped with a savory and spicy lean beef and bean chili. It’s savory flavor comes from the onion and garlic and we spice it up with jalapeños and some spices. We top it with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, lettuce and the list goes on! It is truly delicious and has so many complex flavors that people will love them.
They are also insanely easy to make with a few tricks and shortcuts you can use. What makes it even better is that it is a healthy sweet potato recipe that will save you from any guilt you may have from indulging.
SWEET POTATO FRIES SHORTCUT
While you can make sweet potato fries from scratch using whole sweet potatoes and cutting them into sweet potato wedges. I used a much simpler approach by using pre-made sweet potato fries. The brand I really like is Alexia Foods sweet potato fries as they have a variety to choose from. I used the crinkle cut fries for this recipe but I can see the sweet potato waffle fries standing up really well to the chili too.
However you choose to make your sweet potatoes, this is still to be one great and delicious dish.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED
For the ingredients list, I’m mainly listing what you will need in order to make the chili. For the toppings, that is truly where you can make this recipe your own. I will provide the toppings that I used for this recipe, but know that you can easily substitute if you need to.
- Lean ground beef
- Black beans
- Tomato sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO FRIES
Prep time for these loaded sweet potato fries is pretty easy so you won’t spend much time in the kitchen.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
On a large baking sheet, cover with parchment paper and lay fries out in an even layer. Cook sweet potato fries to package directions (if using pre-made) in oven until browned and crispy. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.
While the fries are cooking, bring a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat and add avocado oil. Once skillet is heated add your onions and let soften. Once soften add your jalapeños’ and garlic and stir to combine.
Next brown the lean ground beef and season with your spices including black pepper, chili powder and garlic powder. Drain off any excess fat. Next add the 1/2 can of black beans and tomato sauce. Stir to combine and let simmer until it comes to a gentle bubble. Lastly add the Worcestershire sauce and let simmer for 5-10 minutes to combine all the flavors.
Once you’re ready to build your loaded fries, add your fries at the bottom, top with chili sauce, cheddar cheese and the additional additional toppings of your choice.
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS I USED
I decided to make these more like nachos so I added lots of fresh veggies to my fries. My toppings included:
- Shredded lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Diced avocado
- Fresh cilantro
- Pickled jalapeños
- Pickled red onions
There are plenty of additional toppings you could use as well like:
- Green onions
- Feta cheese
- Crispy bacon
- Pico de gallo
- Red cabbage
- Sour cream
ALTERNATIVES TO TRY THAN CHILI CHEESE FRIES
While this leans more towards a traditional chili cheese fry, there are a few variations you can try as well. Pull BBQ chicken with a cheese sauce would work really well as loaded sweet potato fries. You could also sub the chicken and do BBQ pulled pork.
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Loaded Sweet Potato Fries
- 1 pkg Sweet Potato Fries
Beef & Bean Chili
- 1 lb Lean ground beef 92% lean
- 1 can Black beans 15oz can drained
- 1 can Tomato sauce 8oz can
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup Onions chopped
- 1/2 Jalapeño seeded and deveined
- 1 tsp Garlic
- 1 tbsp Avocado oil
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Chili powder
- 1.5 tsp Spanish smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp Jalapeno chili powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- On a large baking sheet, cover with parchment paper and lay fries out in an even layer.
- Cook sweet potato fries to package directions (if using pre-made) in oven until browned and crispy. Once done, remove from oven and set aside.
- While the fries are cooking, bring a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat and add avocado oil.
- Once skillet is heated add your onions and let soften. Once soften add your jalapeños' and garlic and stir to combine.
- Next brown the lean ground beef and season with your spices including black pepper, chili powder and garlic powder. Drain off any excess fat.
- Next add the 1/2 can of black beans and tomato sauce. Stir to combine and let simmer until it comes to a gentle bubble.
- Lastly add the Worcestershire sauce and let simmer for 5-10 minutes to combine all the flavors.
- Once you're ready to build your loaded fries, add your fries at the bottom, top with chili sauce and additional additional toppings of your choice.