Chili cheese fries casserole

1 pound of ground beef

2 cans of spicy chili beans

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilis

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 (2 pound bag) crinkle cut fries

4 cups shredded cheese

Garnish: diced onions, jalapenos

In a large dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until browned, drain well. Stir in beans, tomatoes and Worcestershire and bring to a boil.  

Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.  Spread fries onto the baking pan and bake 25 minutes. Reserve 2 cups of fries. Spread remaining fries in bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese over fries, spoon chili over cheese and add the remaining fries. Top with cheese.  Bake until hot and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes. 


Lori Lesley is the owner of her home-based business Rollin’ the Dough and Casseroles to Go. She can be reached at