Have you ever had chili cheese fries? How about deer chili cheese fries? Most people haven’t. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods. I can make a complete meal out of them myself.
I remember the first time I had chili cheese fries. I bought them from Sonic Drive-In and I have been hooked ever since. Then the Sonic in our neighborhood closed, so I decided to create my own recipe and of course I had to try it with venison chili.
Boy, did I make a bunch of teenagers happy! They love it and if I don’t make it at least once a month I hear about it. It’s requested–no, it’s demanded. I think they go through withdrawals if they go a long time without it.
Some people like to top their Deer Chili Cheese Fries with fresh cut green onions, olives, jalapenos, or salsa. What do you like to add to yours?
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Deer Chili Cheese Fries are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and high in vitamin A, vitamin B6, and Calcium.
- It’s also very high in sodium and high in sugar.
The nutrition facts below are based on using my Creamy Venison Hot Dog Chili recipe. If you use a different chili, you will need to calculate the nutrition facts based on that chili. I like to use Calorie Count, but they are many options available to calculate this.
Deer Chili Cheese Fries Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Grade: B
|Yields: 6 Servings||Serving Size: 14 fries, 6 Tbsp of chili, 1.5 oz of cheese.|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8.5g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 3.1g||17%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 36.0g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 3.3g||13%|
|Vitamin A 23%|
|Vitamin C 18%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- Use sugar-free and no salt added ingredients in the chili to help lower the sugar and sodium amounts.
- You could also use a lesser amount of chili on your fries, 2 Tbsp instead of 6, which would bring the chili’s sodium down to 170mg and sugars to 1.8 if you use my Creamy Venison Hot Dog Chili recipe. (This does not include the sodium and sugars from the rest of the ingredients–this is just for the chili, which has the most sodium and sugars.)
- Bake the fries instead of frying them in a deep fryer and do not use any oil or excess salt.
See my Venison Hot Dog Chili Recipes page.
Another recipe idea is to use tortilla chips or corn chips instead of fries. Yummy!