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Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

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Are you looking for the perfect side to your specialty burger or are you needing a late night fast food fix? We’ve got the most mouthwatering Loaded Tex-Mex Fries with bold flavors that will have you shaking your maracas while country line dancing in your cowboy boots!

These Loaded Tex-Mex Fries are piled high with liberal quantities of cheese, bacon bits, pico de gallo, and jalapenos then served with a side of ranch dressing to dip them in. The flavor combination is out of this world!

Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

Ingredients for Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

  • 12 ounces of Oreida Golden Waffle Fries (or half a bag)
  • 16 ounces of Sour Cream
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dips seasoning
  • 2 Large Ripe Tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup of sliced Green Onions
  • 1/4 cup of Cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • Sea Salt (to taste)
  • 2 Jalapeños (one for the pico de gallo and one for topping the fries)
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 5 slices of Cooked Bacon

How to Make Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

In this recipe, we used Oreida’s Golden Waffle Fries since they made great carries for all of the delicious toppings and were easy to dip into the cool and creamy ranch dressing, but feel free to use whatever style of fried potatoes that you like.

Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

Fries (Part 1)

Start by preparing and cooking the plain fries according to package directions.

We placed a single layer of approximately 12 ounces or half a bag of frozen waffle fries in a large casserole dish and then baked them in the oven for approximately 10 minutes (or until golden) in a 450 degree oven.

While waiting on the fries to cook, we used the time to prepare ranch dip and pico de gallo.

Ranch Dip

To prepare the Hidden Valley Ranch Dip, combine one 16 ounce container of sour cream with one Hidden Valley Ranch Dip seasoning packet. Mix well and then place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use.

Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

*For best flavor allow seasoning and sour cream to set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes or overnight. The longer the mixture stands, the better the flavor will be.

Pico de Gallo

Next, prepare the pico de gallo.

Mix: diced tomatoes, diced jalapeño, sliced green onions, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro.

Gently stir in ground cumin, lime juice, and sea salt.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Fries (Part 2)

Top cooked waffle fries with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon then return to the oven to heat until the cheese is melted.

Top the hot cheesy fries with pico de gallo and sliced jalapeño.

Serve with a side of ranch dip.

Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

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Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

Loaded Tex-Mex Fries

Loaded Tex-Mex FriesThe ExtremeChickens Team
These Loaded Tex-Mex Fries are piled high with liberal quantities of cheese, bacon bits, pico de gallo, and jalapenos then served with a side of ranch dressing to dip them in.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 4 people
Calories 713 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ranch Dip

  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Dips seasoning packet

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 large Ripe Tomatoes diced
  • 1 Jalapeño seeded, ribbed, and finely diced
  • cup Green Onions sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cumin
  • Sea Salt to taste

Fries

  • 12 ounces Oreida Golden Waffle Fries or ½ bag
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Jalapeño sliced
  • 5 Slices of Cooked Bacon crumbled

Instructions
 

Fries (Part 1)

  • Prepare 12 ounces (or half a bag) of Oreida Golden Waffle Fries according to package directions by placing a single layer of fries in a large baking sheet or casserole dish then baking for 10 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

Ranch Dip

  • Mix 16 ounces of sour cream and one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dips mix.
  • Set in refrigerator to keep cool and allow flavors to develop until ready to use.

Pico de Gallo

  • Mix: diced tomatoes, diced jalapeño, sliced green onions, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro.
  • Gently stir in ground cumin, lime juice, and sea salt.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Fries (Part 2)

  • Top cooked waffle fries with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon then return to the oven to heat until the cheese is melted.
  • Top the hot cheesy fries with pico de gallo and sliced jalapeño.
  • Serve with a side of ranch dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 713kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 22gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 1940mgPotassium: 912mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2166IUVitamin B1: 1mgVitamin B2: 1mgVitamin B3: 4mgVitamin B5: 1mgVitamin B6: 1mgVitamin B12: 2µgVitamin C: 36mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 49µgCalcium: 439mgCopper: 1mgFolate: 58µgIron: 2mgManganese: 1mgMagnesium: 58mgPhosphorus: 426mgSelenium: 20µgZinc: 3mgCholine: 48mgNet Carbohydrates: 34g
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