What’s better than fries? Fries that are healthy, high in protein, and tastier than any fast food you can pick up at a drive-through.
340 g Package Frozen Fries, Unseasoned
170 g 96% Lean Ground Beef
53 g Onion, Minced
25 g Tomato Paste
113 g 2% Mexican Cheese (or cheese of choice)
1/2 (24 oz) Package Frozen Fries, Unseasoned
6 oz 96% Lean Ground Beef
1/3 cup Onion, Minced
1-1/2 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 cup 2% Mexican Cheese (or cheese of choice)
EXTRA NOTE – This is for the five ingredient recipe book. If you wish to add extra veggies to the mix feel free. Here is the spice combo I use for mixing the sauce.
1/8 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
4 shakes Tabasco (or hot sauce of choice)
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Sugar (can substitute granulated splenda or one packet stevia)
1. Prepare french fries as directed on package. Take out 5 minutes early.
2. Cook beef until browned, crumble while cooking. Once cooked, add onion and tomato paste. Mix well.
3. Pour meat mixture over fries and sprinkle cheese on top.
4. Put in oven and cook at 350°F until cheese is melted. Serve hot.
Yields 4 Servings
Serving: Calories- 263.1, Protein- 19.02 g, Fat- 10.54 g, Carbs- 23.02 g, Fiber- 2.6 g, Sodium- 572.34 mg
Entire Recipe: Calories- 1052.38, Protein- 76.08 g, Fat- 42.19 g, Carbs- 92.1 g, Fiber- 10.4 g, Sodium- 2289.36 mg
JillJanuary 18, 2010 at 2:02 am
Yum, yum and yum!! Can’t wait to try these.
Leigh PeeleJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm
Let me know what you think when you do.
KarenJanuary 18, 2010 at 2:33 am
Leigh can you use any kind of fry with this (sweet potato)?
Leigh PeeleJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm
Yes you can use sweet potatoes.
Katie NemargutJanuary 18, 2010 at 10:59 am
Karen- It is good with any kind of potato 😉
BritJanuary 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm
I saw the picture on the front page and immediately freaked out. 263 calories? I CAN EAT THESE!
Travis AlexanderJanuary 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm
I don’t think mine would turn out to be so pretty lol
Leigh PeeleJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm
It’s all lighting 😉
ThomasJanuary 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm
If they are really good then what is there to stop me from eating the whole four servings?
What do I do with the other three servings? Are they going be just as good in three days?
Why don’t you suggest making one serving dishes?
On and on and on
Leigh PeeleJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm
Divide by 4.
340g divided by 4 = 80g of fries
And so on.
Most recipes are made in mine to make sore easy family or multiple serving integration. While this can be trickier with the cup measurement system when you utilize grams it becomes a lot easier to divide servings.
ThomasJanuary 19, 2010 at 10:49 am
Your saying that I need a metric lab scale to measure the stuff?
LorrenJanuary 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm
Thomas I think you could either not add the topping to the fries or just make one serving, it isn’t rocket science. Just make less.
Great recipe Leigh I am going to try this one tonight.
RGJanuary 19, 2010 at 8:15 pm
The topping is where all the protein is, I believe, so your nutrutional profile changes dramatically without it. More surprising to me is the fiber content – I wonder if that’s mostly from tomato paste.
Is it just me, or does the chili need seasonings? cumin, garlic, hot pepper, vinegar?
JimJanuary 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Thanks a lot Leigh, now I have dr00l all over my keyboard :0)
Leigh PeeleJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm
I aim to please Jimbo.
ThomasJanuary 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm
I did not see anyone writing how good any other dish is with or without other things! If it is so simple why does Leigh bother us with her Cookbooks???
Leigh writing looks good. Any changes to her writing means that the stuff is NG, unless the changes are made by her!!!
It is rocket science.
LoriJanuary 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm
1-2 serving recipes are my favorite. I don’t want to make tons because I will end up eating it. I love my cookbooks that are made for less servings. I know it is easy to cut in 1/2 but it is nice when it is done for you. 🙂
Travis AlexanderJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm
For people who are not used to portion control, it would be very difficult to portion this 😉
Leigh PeeleJanuary 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Sometimes the recipe is just a starting ground anyway. You can take this as an idea and do your own spin easily.
MikeJanuary 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm
I would just eat all 4 servings in one meal and not worry about it. It’s only half of daily intake and with eating 2X/day and using IF, it’s totally a non-issue.
Travis AlexanderJanuary 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm
You could eat half of it for breakfast and half for lunch and then have a regular dinner, but it doesn’t really matter.
Anna KJanuary 19, 2010 at 7:38 am
These look soooooo good.
MickeyJanuary 20, 2010 at 6:51 am
Has anyone tried it? Do we need to have the onions in it? I despise onions…
AnjuliJanuary 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm
Thank you, Leigh 🙂
I KNOW my husband will love this. I’ll definitely give them a try. 263 calories – Perfect!!
DanielJanuary 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm
NicoleJanuary 21, 2010 at 10:22 am
These sound good! I don’t eat beef, so I’ll use turkey and I’m thinking that will shave some of the fat. Hopefully they will taste just as good. 😉 Thanks!
PaulJanuary 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm
I made this the other night using ground turkey instead of beef and I mixed pico de gallo with the tamato paste and meat instead of just chopped onions. I ate two servings of it and it was great.
AlexJanuary 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm
I made a batch this morning and it was great! I added a bit of chili seasoning, tabsaco sauce, and fresh cilantro to the Beef thought.
TerryJanuary 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm
this looks great. cant wait to try it.
Leigh PeeleJanuary 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm
This was for the 5 ingredient bonus book but here is an addition you can make to the sauce to spice it up if so desire.
1/2 tsp chili powder
4 shakes of Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sugar (can substitute granulated splenda or 1 packet stevia)
Add that and it can spice it up.
ThomasJanuary 26, 2010 at 9:09 am
You’re saying calories don’t count. What kind of diet is that?
DanielJanuary 28, 2010 at 6:32 am
Calories are so outdated. No self respecting fitness professional talks about calories anymore. If you want to know the real truth behind fat loss, you have to sign up for 9,99 at Leigh peele.com.
Leigh PeeleJanuary 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm
I have never said calories don’t count and you obviously haven’t read or looked at any of my work or other blog posts. If you are coming here for backlinks to your site go somewhere else. If not then read before you post because that comment is pretty much the dumbest one you can say on this site.
ThomasJanuary 28, 2010 at 10:03 am
Interesting. I didn’t know about the back-links. Didn’t you say somewhere at the top, “Leave Comments. A lot. Thanks.”
Sorry if I got under your skin. MTW I checked the website and people clicks were the highest for two days (after your comment) that I ever seen recorded.
So if you want me to stop commenting, let me know and please be specific about it as I am pretty dense when it comes to hints.