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Super Bowl Recipe 1 - Chili Cheese Fries

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Ingredients
  Bacon slices 4 , chop (chopped into small pieces and rendered)
  Bacon fat 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), dice
  Green bell pepper 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), dice
  Celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), dice
  Garlic 7 Clove (35 gm), mince
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound (20% fat or less)
  Chipotle peppers in adobo 2 , dice
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Diced tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce
  Kosher salt 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Beef broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Russet potatoes 4 Large, wedged
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Pepper jack cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Prepare a cookie sheet covered with foil.
3. In a pot render down the bacon slices and keep the bacon bits and the bacon fat aside.
4. Dice the onions, green bell pepper, celery, mince the garlic and keep everything aside separately.

MAKING
5. Halve the potatoes and cut each half into 4 wedges. Add to a large bowl filled with water to prevent browning.
6. On the cookie sheet, spread a paper towel.
7. Add washed potato wedges to the towel and dab to remove excess water.
8. Drizzle olive oil on top of the wedges. Season with salt and pepper and using hands, mix for even seasoning.
9. Place in the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes.
10. In the same pot sauté the bell peppers, celery, and onions in the bacon fat and cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables sweat.
11. Mix in ground beef and using a spatula mix well. Mix the garlic and cook for some more time or until the meat is browned well.
12. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, oregano, corriander, Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce , tomato paste, diced tomatoes with juice, beef broth, and water and mix well.
13. Add bacon slices and allow the mixture to simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.

SERVING
14. Arrange the baked potatoes in a plate, top with the beef mixture, garnish with coriander and grated cheese and serve hot.

TIP
Prepare the chili a day in advance.

Things You Will Need
Oven

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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