I’ve been loving the fries this week. That’s not totally true actually. I made these chili fries the same day I made my Ketchup with Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries. So it was kind of like killing two birds with one stone. That’s a dumb saying.

It’s Friday. I heart Friday. I don’t know why because I still work on the weekends so nothing is really different compared to Thursday. But Friday nights excite me because I can do whatever the hell I want and no one is around to tell me to do something else. All my roommates go out, all my girlfriends go out, and I get to sit in my pajamas, watching the Food Network while I make some kind of treat and skim my way through Pinterest. I.Effing.Love.Pinterest. I’ve been spending hours on it lately so I can modify it exactly how I want. Meaning, the only thing that pops up on my pinterest is food related. Have you seen my Pinterest boards?! You should check them out. They aren’t that awesome because I’m slightly a bore, but you know, I’m trying.

So this weekend is suppose to be hot hot hot in Colorado. Like 82 on Saturday. 82 in March?! Holy moly, awesome. So I’m going to spend most of my time outdoors, with minimal clothing on (spandex shorts are back!!!), while reading Catching Fire. Yep. Instead of playing volleyball like all of my other friends will be doing, I will be engulfing my brain in the second book of the Hunger Games. Last week Tommy made me play volleyball. He has now made me play kickball AND volleyball in the same week. Do you know how much embarrassment that is for JUST ONE WEEK?! It’s ridiculous. Especially since I’m not consuming alcoholic beverages throughout these experiences. Being drunk makes everything seem more funny and less humiliating.

So if you’re like me and are consuming paleo treats on your Friday night while you surf the web, I’ll be right there with you. It’s like we’re best friends. You know what you should do?! Check out my Facebook, my Pinterest, my Youtube station, AND my Twitter. I’ll be updating all of them throughout the night. That’s kind of a lie, but whatever.

OH SH*T!!! Guess what just came in?! This best thing to hit this town since 1988 (the year I was born, duh). HEADBANDS!!! Yes PaleOMG headbands! They are here! You wear them on your head. They keep the hair out of your eyes, and even better, keep the sweat from going into your eyeballs and burning. I seriously don’t understand how any of you workout without a headband on. It’s pure torture. Check em out! Then get one!! I love mine!

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Sweet Potato Chili Fries

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x

Ingredients

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For the chili

  • 1/2lb Grass Fed Beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
  • 11.5 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fat of choice (I used bacon fat)

Instructions

  1. Make your Sweet Potato Fries.
  2. While your sweet potato fries are cooking, place a large skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of fat.
  3. Add your minced garlic and onion to your hot pan and mix to combine the flavors.
  4. When your onions have become translucent, add your grass fed beef and all your spices. Let your meat cook down for about 4-5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up the beef and incorporate the spices.
  5. When the beef is almost cooked through, add your diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Mix to combine.
  6. Then add your vegetable broth. If you want a runnier chili, add a bit more broth.
  7. Add a bit of salt and pepper.
  8. Let cook down for about 3 minutes and taste to make sure your spice level is where you want it to be!!
  9. Pour over your sweet potatoes and top with some avocado to act as a cooling agent. This chili is a bit spicy!

Notes

This cooking time is with the time it takes to cook sweet potato fries included.

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74 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    Made this with a few changes-
    Ground turkey instead of ground beef.
    Diced fire roasted tomatoes instead of normal diced tomatoes.
    Added liquid smoke to the chili.
    Went with extra salty & spicy garlic butternut squash fries instead of sweet potato fries.
    Topped with Kerrygold cheddar, green onions, and Skyr (Icelandic yogurt – kind of like greek yogurt).

    Pretty good. I’ll definitely make more fries next time in comparison to the amount of chili, though – I ended up eating most of it with a fork!

  2. Elizabeth N. says:

    This was so delicious. Much better than the stuff at restaurants with questionable ingredients.

    When I made the chili I was making soup as well so I just chopped a little more leek-celery-carrot and used it as the base. Sneaks more veggies in and you can’t even tell if you’re trying to feed veggie haters. At the time of adding the garlic I also added a diced jalapeno to make it spicier and a coarsely diced red bell pepper to “make up” for the fact that there were no beans (and sneak more veggies in).

    I doubled the beef/spices and added TJ’s Fire Roasted Diced tomatoes.

    I was going to put some sour cream but with the whole sliced avocado on top I found I did not need it!

    Also disclaimer this is not paleo but if you put a little bit of cornstarch on your sweet potato fries it helps them come out crunchier. You don’t have to put a ton. Just enough to barely coat the fries.

    Thanks for the delicious recipe! Just found your blog a few days ago and looking forward to trying more recipes! And yes 1988 is the best year though can you believe we are 25?????

  3. Dstar says:

    Sorry, I don’t like to leave negative feedback but feel it’s only fair for others. The fries came out great! But the chili was quite boring in my opinion. It had a VERY tomato taste to me and my fam. In fairness, I didn’t have veg broth and instead used chicken broth. Ended up doubling cumin and tripling chili powder to get a chili flavor. Thanks for the idea however! I’m soo bored and tired of both cooking and chewing! Lol paleo is so much chewing and cooking!!!! I miss yogurt and protein shakes!! Haha

  4. Carolyn says:

    OMG This was sooooo good! I must admit I modified it a bit but you take all the credit! My bf couldn’t get enough of it 😀 I even took pictures cause I thought I’d be able to post it here but I guess I can’t… Thanks for what you do!

  5. Julie says:

    Wow!!! Officially one of the BEST paleo recipes I have made thus far… and I have made A LOT!! You’re the best, thank you so much for sharing! And thank you to your search bar for the list of your ground beef recipes lol. I doubled it because I had 1lb of grass-fed ground beef and its soooo cheap at Sprouts right now. Super psyched to eat the leftovers at work tomorrow and make the whole office drool 🙂