Loaded fries are comforting and delicious. Here is a version that is even better – fully loaded chips that feature spicy lean beef, chunky chips, bell peppers, and plenty of cheese!
Make this on the weekend, as a cheat meal, and it’s good to share or store as leftovers for meal prep (ensure you bake rather than microwave).
It’s ridiculously satisfying because these chunky chips, which are more like potato wedges, are so crispy and tasty. You need to try this!
What are fully loaded dirty fries?
Loaded chips or dirty fries are the ultimate comforting dish which is can be made in several ways and is great for sharing for dinner party starters.
Essentially, it is fries or baked chips loaded with cheese, meat, and vegetables, but you can customize it to your ultimate preference.
My variation of this recipe is thick and crispy potato wedges that are topped up with spicy lean beef, finely chopped bell peppers, shredded cheese, and jalapeños.
It is like fully loaded nachos, but this recipe uses baked potatoes instead of tortilla chips. Nevertheless, it is the perfect way to indulge, but this slightly cleaner version controls the calories per serving.
It could be the main meal for yourself, or it can be shared at a dinner party, which I do warn will go down quickly.
Loaded Fries Recipe
- 1.10 lb (500 g) potatoes sliced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp (0.50 tsp) Mixed Herbs
- 1.10 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1.7 oz (50 g) cheddar cheese
- 0.7 oz (20 g) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp jalapeño peppers
- Wash and slice the potatoes into wedges.
- Boil the potatoes on high heat for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add vegetable oil to a baking tray and preheat in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove saucepan off boil and drain water. Remove baking tray from oven.
- Add the potatoes to the baking tray. Add salt, black pepper and mixed herbs. Shake and cook for 30 minutes on 200c / 400f.
- Prepare the lean beef mince by adding olive oil to a saucepan on medium-high heat.
- Add the lean beef mince and fry for 5 minutes.
- Add the onion, salt and black pepper. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Add Worcestershire sauce and chopped parsley. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Remove potatoes from the oven and begin to load your plate starting with the potatoes.
- Add the lean beef, bell peppers, cheese and jalapeños.
- For a vegetarian variation, you can replace the mince with a plant-based mince or just add a load of more vegetables.
- For a vegan variation, you can follow the same instructions as above, and use a plant-based cheese sauce to load the chips/fries.
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