Simple Taco Fries


It snowed this weekend. Yes, snowed. This calls for serious comfort food. It was 50 one day then snow. So, we are making all kinds of comfort food to get ourselves through the giant snowflakes were falling.

I asked my daughter to go down to the freezer and bring up ground beef and french fries. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make. Originally it was burgers and fries, which we almost never have simple burgers and fries. But, when she came upstairs she asked if we could have some kind of loaded french fries like we had at a small restaurant in Wisconsin. I can do that! So, we made Taco Fries.

Verdict:

I love customizable meals. My son added onions, black olives, hot sauce, and jalapeno. I had mine simple with just sour cream, salsa, and taco sauce. Add corn, black beans, it is up to you. This is great for a football party or a group of teens hanging out. Everyone can have exactly what they like.

I served these with a simple green salad but you could just as easily add baby lettuce or spinach to this dish to complete the meal.

Taco Fries

A simple dish that can feed a hungry family or a nice snack for a couple of teens and tweens.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 (32 oz) bag frozen fries or homemade french fries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • toppings as desired: sour cream, salsa, olives, onions, jalapeno, corn, black beans, taco sauce, etc…

Directions:

  1. While baking French fries according to package directions cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Break the ground beef into small pieces with the side of a spoon as it cooks. Once ground beef has cooked through drain any excess grease from pan.
  2. Add water and chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper to meat and return to heat. Stir well while allowing water to cook off. Taste meat and adjust spices as necessary.
  3. Once French fries have baked to your liking remove pan from oven. Spread fries in a single layer on the baking pan. Top with 1/2 cheese, all the ground beef and then the remaining 1/2 of cheese. Return pan to oven until cheese melts and everything is hot.
  4. Remove pan from oven. Serve fries with your choice of toppings.

 

13 Comments Add yours

  1. What a delicious combination. 🍃🍅

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!!

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  2. syl65 says:

    Definitely needed a comfort food after the snow on Saturday.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      And now with the cold rain? I think it’s a macaroni and cheese night.

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      1. syl65 says:

        That sounds good. I will take soup with me to wok.

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Yumm! Have a great day!

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          1. syl65 says:

            Thank you and you too!

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  3. Erika Kind says:

    Taco fries … sounds like a real treat after that winter setback!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes, it should not snow and be so cold. It was only 25 yesterday and still in the 30s today. It is almost MAY!

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        That sounds pretty ugly! I hope the temps are rising soon again. Over here we already were in the 80s but the temps have dropped again too. And on Sunday we may even have snow in the higher valleys.

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  4. Zest4Food says:

    Hi, I came across your blog. Great work. Interesting content and nice pictures. Your recipes look deliciously. I will certainly make a few of your cooking ideas.
    I am a foodblogger from Canada, and I invite you to visit/follow my blog at:
    https://zest4foodblog.wordpress.com
    Cheers, Angelika

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Followed you.

      Liked by 1 person

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