Campfire Chili Cheese Fries Tin Foil Dinner

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Chili Cheese Fries

If anyone would make chili cheese fries on the BBQ, I swear, it would be me. Yes. On the BBQ. In tinfoil. You are welcome for this crazy addition to your junk food cooking repertoire.

To be fair, it’s not that bad for you, if you buy a healthy chili, low fat cheese and some non-oil laden fries. I’m serious. In the grand scheme of junk, this ain’t that bad.

Fine, it’s not that healthy either, but hey, we were camping!

 

 

Ever since I had this idea, my son and Mr Magpie have been pestering me non-stop to make them and honestly, can you blame them? I don’t ever make chili cheese fries at home. It’s like when we are camping it’s no holds barred. Junkier food is allowed and dessert happens more often then it doesn’t.

How to Make Chili Cheese Fries

  • You simply take a small package of fries and place them in a cooking oil sprayed tin foil packet.
  • Then you cook them on the BBQ at the same heat as the package dictates (usually around the 425 degree F mark) and voila! Fries! With little brown grill marks even!

fries placed in a cooking oil sprayed tin foil packet

  • Then you pour a can of chili on top and sprinkle cheese….

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries Tin Foil with can of chili on top and sprinkles of cheese

  • ..return them to the BBQ until… Cheesy Chili Magic Happens! So. Good. You. Guys.

close up of Campfire Chili Cheese Fries in tin foil

Now I know you are going to ask and yes you can make this in the oven. Heck, I would, because dudes, you are totally saving on washing dishes! We got out four forks and chowed down like wolves.

I uh, don’t suggest the wolf part, but you know what I mean. And you know how I hate washing dishes.

Happy Cooking my loves!

Karlynn

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Campfire Chili Cheese Fries Tin Foil Dinner

Easy, delicious and chili cheese fries that are done on the BBQ! These chili cheese fries won't heat up your kitchen and can by made when you are camping!
5 from 38 votes
close up of Campfire Chili Cheese Fries in tin foil
Prep Time
1 minute
Cook Time
25 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
4 servings
Calories
114
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 small package frozen french fries not mega family size
  • one can of chili of choice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Spray the inside of a large doubled-up sheet of foil with cooking spray.
  • Place the frozen fries in the middle of the sheet; fold to enclose.
  • Cook the fries on your BBQ or over a campfire until they are cooked - around 15-20 minutes.
  • Spread the chili and cheese over the fries.
  • Close the packet again and cook until the chili is hot and the cheese has melted.
  • Remove, cool slightly and enjoy! We just ate it with forks right out of the package!

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 114kcal, Protein: 7g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 176mg, Potassium: 27mg, Vitamin A: 285IU, Calcium: 204mg, Iron: 0.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Willy Boy says

    Before turning the hounds loose, I sprinkle over some diced jalapenos and green onion. A side of sour cream is a nice accompaniment. Uptown while out side.5 stars

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