Deep Fried Chili
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5 from 5 votes

Deep Fried Chili Recipe

When regular chili just won't do why not deep fry it?!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Freezing Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deep fried food
Author: Nick @


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 bag (18 ounces) Fritos
  • Your choice of toppings (I went with shredded Cheddar, sour cream and diced green onions)


  • Brown the ground beef and drain the fat.
  • Add tomato sauce, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper and simmer for an hour.
  • Spoon chili into a silicone ice cube tray and freeze for an hour or until frozen through.
  • Set up a dredging station with three bowls — flour in the first one, milk and eggs in the second one and crushed Fritos in the third one.
  • Remove chili cubes from the ice cube tray and coat each chili cube in flour, submerge in egg wash and cover in crushed Fritos. Repeat this step a second time if necessary and freeze for at least an hour.
  • Heat oil in deep fryer or heavy skillet to 375°F and fry chili cubes for 6 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with your choice of toppings.