Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

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Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

1 hour
Calories 470kcal

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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).
  • 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! 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 470kcal

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

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