Sweet Potato Chili Cheese Fries
One of my favorite principles to eating real clean food is; eat all the junk food you want as long as you make it at home. One of the biggest steps towards eating a real food diet is to enjoy the food you are switching to! This is one of the principles I teach in the 27DayRealFoodChallenge.com! When You make your junk food, it can be food that #cancerhates and #yourbodyloves and makes your taste buds sing with delight. I am sure Sweet Potato Chili Cheese Fries was one of the last things you imagined finding on the G2K website, but this recipe is full of good for you foods! Enjoy the indulgence and leave us a note below telling us how you liked the recipe!
This recipe is designed to be eaten as a main course. Savory and sweet blends well with this recipe. Save time by using vegetarian can chili from a non-bpa package. It is easy to make your own and this chili recipe is designed specifically to go with these sweet potato fires!
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, cut into french fry shape
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 large onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green chili, diced
- 3 tbs organic chili powder
- 1 tbs organic ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 28 oz jar crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup cooked black beans, not drained
- 1 cup cooked red beans, not drained
- 1 cup raw cheddar cheese or vegan cheddar
- parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 425°. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cook for 25 minutes, turning once at 15 minutes.
Place all french fry cut sweet potatoes on baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tbs of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
While the sweet potatoes are cooking. Make the chili! In large stock pot, heat 1 tbs of olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, green chili, and spices. Cook 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, black beans, and red beans. Mix well.
Reduce heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally, cook for 15 minutes until chili has reduced. After 15 minutes use a fork or a masher and gently mash mixture to make slightly smoother.
NOTE: In this next step, I like to add my sweet potato fries to an oven safe skillet but that is optional. You can dress them on the same baking sheet.
Cover sweet potato fries with chili and sprinkle with the cheese. Place back into the oven and cook for 5- 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve hot with a garnish of parsley.