Asian-Fusion Beef Chili with Fries

With the subtle taste chilies and Indian Curry Powder, this Asian-fusion version of beef chili with fries can be enjoyed by all – especially with a round of drinks. 

Beef Chili Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef,2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions,2 tbsp. chopped garlic

  • 2 cups chopped yellow onions,2 tbsp. chopped garlic

  • 1 tbsp. chili powder,3 cups diced tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste,1 tbsp. Indian Curry Powder,Salt to taste

  • 3 cups beef broth,3 tbsp. chickpea powder (roasted)

Fries Ingredients:

  • ½ lbs. bag of frozen French fries ,2 tbsp. olive oil ,½ tsp. salt


Method: Beef Chili

  1. Season onions with salt and sauté until wilted.

  2. Add the beef, chili powder, Indian Curry powder, season with salt and cook until meat is brown.

  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste and 2 ½ cups beef stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low.

  4. Simmer uncovered for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, while skimming fat that rises to the surface.

  5. Mix chickpea powder with remaining ½ cup stock.

  6. Slowly add to the pot, stirring to blend, to thicken the mixture.

  7. Cook for 30 minutes and adjust seasoning if desired. 

Method: Fries

  1. Prep oven rack in the middle position and preheat 375°F. 

  2. Toss frozen fries (according to packaged instructions) with 1 tbsp. of olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt and the garlic. 

  3. Arrange as one layer on baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. 

  4. Meanwhile whisk together remaining olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil and remaining ¼ tsp. salt. 

  5. Remove pan with fries from oven and drizzle sauce mix and flip fries over to coat and to cook the other side. 

  6. Return to oven and cook for about another 20 minutes until done. 

  7. Garnish with preferred toppings or as suggested.

Serving- 4

Preparation & Cooking time- 60 min