The Meal Planner

What do you do when you are having serious cravings for Chili Fries, Taco's and Nacho's all at once? Combine them into a super delicious supper that is filling, fun and frugal.

And eat your heart out.


Serves 4

4 large potatoes
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper

3/4 lb ground beef
2 tbsp taco seasoning (homemade or store-bought)

1 tomato, seeded and chopped
3 green onions, chopped
Sour cream
3/4 cup grated cheddar (or Monterey Jack)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scrub potatoes really well. Cut in half length wise, and then cut into 1/8 inch slices. Spread potatoes out on two baking sheets in a single layer. Drizzle with vegetable oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Take the oven fries out and flip them over and place back in the oven for another 8-12 minutes. The baking time is very dependent on how thick you sliced your potatoes. If during the halfway point you are trying to flip the potatoes over and they are stuck to the pan, just place them back in the oven for a few minutes. They will release from the pan when they are crisped up, then you will be able to flip them.

While the oven fries are baking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the meat is browned, add the spices and a couple tablespoons of water. Cook for a couple minutes then remove from heat.

Place a pile of oven fries on a plate. Top with seasoned ground beef, shredded cheese, diced tomato, and top with a dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle with green onions. We love to save the packages of hot sauce from our favorite Mexican restaurant and serve the mexi-fries with hot sauce or salsa.

Click here for printable version of Mexi-Fries Deluxe.

Can I just say this was a BRILLIANT idea. My husband and I both scarfed down our plate of mexi-fries, Steve saying between bites "this is soooooo good babe!" Your favorite hot sauce is just the icing on the cake....or the hot sauce on the nacho fries, I mean. Whatever. It's good, cheap and I will be making this again for sure.

This recipe is being entered into the May round up of Original Recipes on Culinarty. Lore hosts this blog event every month and it showcases blogger's own concocted recipes.

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11 Responses
  1. What a great and creative idea.

  2. Jules Says:

    Can I just say genius! I made this last nite for supper and I will totally make it again... so yummy and super easy to make :-) I didnt have all those spices so I threw in my own spices on the meat but it was still super delish! Very happy with this dish! 5 stars!!

  3. Dilek Dag Says:

    I've been reading your blog and I just have to ask, what kind of camera/lense do you use to take your pictures, they all look so great?

  4. I'm so glad you guys liked this!

    Dilek Dag - Thank you so much for your kind words. I use a Canon Rebel XT with the lens that came with it. Nothing fancy by any means! I'm learning the secret to great pictures is all about the lighting.

  5. Lore Says:

    Wow, I'm impressed! Your dish sounds incredibly flavourful and delish. I would've been over the moon just eating it not to mention also creating it!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with the Original Recipes Round-Up :)

  6. Such kind words Lore! Thanks so much :)

  7. Ben Says:

    LOL, what a great way to combine all that Mexican goodness in one plate. Yummy!

  8. Yep, Mexican goodness is right Ben! Thanks so much.

  9. Robin Says:

    I made this last night and it was wonderful (except for the potato which I somehow managed to burn, will have to try thicker slices or something)
    I will definitely make this again - thanks!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Love this dish! But, what can i put with it? Like a side order, some what?

  11. Anonymous - Hmmm...when we eat this I've never really paired a side dish with it, just made it a one dish meal. But you could pair it with some quesadillas, burritos, or tacos or something. Or maybe a salad with a mexican flair? Try the Southwest Salad or the Creamy Lime-Cilantro Dressing on some greens (both from this site).