Deer Chili Cheese Fries

Deer Chili Cheese Fries

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.

Deer Chili Cheese Fries

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Serving Size: 14 fries, 6 Tbsp of chili, 1.5 oz of cheese

Calories per serving: 330

Fat per serving: 8.5g

Deer Chili Cheese Fries


  • 1 qt of chili
  • 32 oz of Kraft Velveeta Cheese Block
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 32 oz bag of Ore-Ida Golden Fries


  1. First, make the deer chili and set it to the side for later. See my Venison Hot Dog Chili Recipes page and make one of these recipes. I’ve tried them all with chili cheese fries and they all work well, but if you want to use your own deer chili recipe I’m sure it will be just as good.
  2. Now get the deep fryer started heating. I’m not going to tell you how to deep fry french fries because I’m guessing if you have one, you already know how. I will say this about the deep fryer and fries. Make sure the fryer has enough oil and that the oil is clean. Also, place the fries on paper towels after they are done so they can catch the excess oil. This makes a world of difference to the taste.
  3. Cube the cheese block into small pieces and place them in a large bowl with the milk. Heat the cheese in the microwave 90 seconds at a time and stir it well after each time. If you go longer than 90 seconds it tends to boil over and make a mess. Do this until the cheese is creamy and pours from a spoon easily.
  4. When everything is done, put a layer of fries on a plate and then a layer of chili, and top it all with a helping of cheese.

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.
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
 Total Fat 8.5g 12%
 Saturated Fat 3.1g 17%
 Trans Fat 0.0g
 Cholesterol 13mg 4%
 Sodium 1399mg 58%
 Total Carbohydrates 36.0g 12%
 Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
 Sugars 10.9g
 Protein 26.2g
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 31%
Iron 7%

*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!

If you like this, please feel free to share, save or print...

5 thoughts on “Deer Chili Cheese Fries

  1. This is a very American dish that I am eager to try. Here in Romania, a food truck has fries with a garlic sauce and feta cheese that I enjoy. I hope to try your chili cheese fries someday soon with roe deer.

  2. I’m out of deer but want to try this so bad. I have wild turkey, but so far we have only made burgers with it. I think I’ll use turkey for this. What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *