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Chili Cheese Reaper Fries

Chili Cheese Reaper Fries

Chili Cheese Reaper Fries



PREP TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes


Reaper Vinegar Sauce:
1 fresh or dried Carolina Reaper pepper
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Chili Cheese Fries: 
4 cups frozen French-fried potatoes
1 (15-ounce) can Hormel® Chili, No Beans
1 (16-ounce) package pasteurized processed cheese food, cut in 1-inch cubes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 pounds pulled pork or grilled meat
Lime wedges, if desired


To make reaper vinegar sauce: In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add all ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand 3 minutes. In blender container blend mixture. Alternately, for less heat, remove pepper and do not blend. Let mixture cool then transfer to glass jar.

Cook potatoes according to package directions. 

In large microwave-safe bowl combine chili, pasteurized processed cheese, salt and pepper. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes.

To serve: place fries on individual serving plates, top with chili cheese, cheddar cheese and pulled pork. Drizzle reaper vinegar sauce over top or serve on the side.

Reaper vinegar sauce is best if made a day in advance. Store in the refrigerator 1 to 2 weeks.

Since the reaper sauce is so hot, use sparingly and keep cut limes on hand to remove the sting of the heat.