Jul 5, 2014

Review: Chili's - Nacho Potatoes with Beef & Bacon

Chili's Nacho Potatoes with Beef & Bacon is part of their new frozen meals line and features roasted red potatoes in a "bold & zesty" cheese sauce with ground beef, fire-roasted peppers, and uncured bacon.

A 10-oz box was $2.77.

While they call these "nachos," it's not all that cheesy as much as it is meaty. And, when they say "bold," they mean spicy; there's a fair amount of heat to the sauce. Also, you can't really eat these with your fingers without making a mess of it.

The potatoes were actually fairly firm rather than mushy and the peppers, while relatively few, added a roasted sweetness.

The bacon, while not crispy, tossed in a light smokiness. The box might say "uncured bacon," but there's a little cured bacon thrown in as well. Both types were chopped finely and hard to distinguish from the beef.

The beef blended in with the sauce and left a firm meatiness to everything.

Overall, while Chili's Nacho Potatoes aren't quite nachos, it does offer quite the variety of flavors and textures paired with an unexpected kick. Just to see, I tried the meaty-cheesy sauce with a tortilla chip though and it didn't quite work. Fortunately, it tastes great with the potatoes.

Nutritional Info - Chili's Nacho Potatoes with Beef & Bacon
Serving Size - 1 package (284g)
Calories - 350 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 1140mg
Carbs - 29g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 17g