British American Night: Cheesy Chilli Chips

Cheesy chilli chips. Because who doesn’t like cheese, chilli or chips and when the three are combined they are an unstoppable force!! The recipe for our homemade chips can be found here and whether you are doing your own or using shop bought, these will need to be prepared first. Once the chips are in the oven you can then move onto the chilli although we will usually have chilli batch cooked and ready to go in the freezer and that makes recipes like this so quick and simple. A good chilli is, however, so easy to do from scratch and by doing it yourself, as we’ve said, you are in full control. So step away from the jars and prepare to spice up your life.

Ingredients (to serve two):

  • 250g mince
  • One onion
  • Two garlic cloves
  • Handful of mushrooms
  • One tin kidney beans
  • One tin tomatoes
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Finely chop the mushrooms, onion and garlic.
  2. Add a little oil or frylite to the pan and heat.
  3. Once the oil is heated add the mince and brown.
  4. Add the tomatoes, kidney beans and spices (according to your heat preference). Stir through.
  5. Allow to simmer for ten minutes or until cooked.


The chilli can then be left until the chips are cooked. Once the chips are cooked, pour the chilli over the chips and then add grated cheese over the top of this. Then place your cheesy chilli chips back in the oven or five minutes to allow the cheese to melt. It’s that simple! We are not going to end this post with some cheesy pun as we don’t want a chilly reception and we’d hate for you to get a chip on your shoulder so we’ll just say enjoy!!



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