Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

1 hour
Calories 470kcal


  • 600 grams minced beef (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1/4 cup tomato purée (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder ,
  • 1 clove garlic ,
  • 1 tablespoon onions (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin ,
  • 1 teaspoon paprika ,
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili powder ,
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1 dash black pepper (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 2 cups water ,
  • 2 turnips (large,
  • 1 swede (medium,
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • cooking spray (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (21.2 oz / 1.3 lb)


  • Get all the ingredients you will need for the chili sauce: tomato purée, ground cumin, paprika, onion flakes, garlic powder, Xanthan gum, 1 cup of water, pepper and salt. Grease a pan with bacon fat or lard over medium-high heat. Add mashed garlic and cook briefly (if you are not using onion flakes, add finely chopped onion and let it brown). Crumble the minced beef into the pot and cook while stirring frequently until the beef is evenly browned. Cover with a lid and turn the heat down. It's time to prepare the sauce. In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients well and add them to the pan with the browned meat. Add a second cup of water and boil for about 10-15 minutes. When done, set aside. Now, let's make the fries. Preheat the oven to 225 °C/ 450 °F. Wash and peel the turnips and swede. Cut them into spears about 1/2 inch / 1 cm wide (or even less for crisping them up). Note: Turnips are slightly lower in net carbs than swede (aka rutabaga). They are commonly used in paleo diet meals. Turnips are usually smaller, have yellow & green peel and light flesh. Swede is rather large, has purple & yellow peel and orange flesh. Drizzle a tablespoon of cooking oil of choice over them and mix well to allow the oil everywhere. Turnips and swedes tend to be hard and you will need to precook them before baking them in the oven. Simply place them in a plastic bag and microwave them for about 7 minutes. Remove from the microwave oven and open the bag to allow the hot vapour outside. Remove the fries from the bag and place them (without any residual water) to a baking pan lined with baking sheet. Sprinkle the garlic powder (or any spices & herbs you wish) over them evenly using a sieve and spray with some olive oil. Garnish with salt and place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get burned and stir once or twice. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Always keep in mind these fries are not the same as potato fries. They are missing the starch and they tend to get quite soggy. Enjoy your meal and let me know how you did! 🙂


Calories: 470kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:39:46.

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