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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chilli Cheese Fries - Carl's Comfort Food

What do you do with leftover food?

 I had some mechado and some beef from my beef taco in the refrigerator.  Obviously, I didn't want to eat any more of those but I didn't want to throw them away ("there are millions in the world who go hungry" as my mom would always say).  So, as my friend Carl had mentioned, I turned them into Chili Cheese Fries. I combined the two dishes, chopped the big chunk of beef from the mechado, added some chopped tomatoes, cumin, and bell peppers.  Then I simmered the dish until all the fresh ingredients became tender.  Anyway, here's how:


Chili Beef
Salt and pepper
1 tsp Vegetable oil
Cheese Sauce


Julienne some potatoes by cutting them into 1/2 inch thick strips. sprinkle some salt and pepper and add the oil.  Toss the potatoes.  Take a baking sheet or baking pan and line with a wax paper.  lay the potatoes on this sheet in a single layer and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  Turn over and bake for another 10 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. 

Pile the potatoes on a heat proof plate and top with Chili beef and Cheese Sauce (or plain quickmelt cheese) and bake for another 5 mins.

Turned out to be sooo good.  Thanks Carl.

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