Vegan recipe: Chili cheese fries
Servings Prep Time
2people (or 4 as a side dish) 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people (or 4 as a side dish) 30minutes
Cook Time
For the Fries
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1tsp smoked ground paprika
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 1tbsp olive oil
For the chili
  • 1can cooked kidney beans
  • 1 small onionfinely diced
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepperfinely chopped
  • 1tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4cup vegetable stock (or water)
  • 1 tsp smoked ground paprika or chipotle powder
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
For the cheese sauce
  • 1/2cup white potato
  • 1/4 cup carrot
  • 1tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2.5tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3tbsp non-dairy milk (soy or rice milk works best)
  • 1tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2tsp onion powder
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 220˚C. Cut the baking potatoes lengthwise into sticks around 1cm wide (you can peel the potatoes first but I prefer to keep the skin on). Place the cut potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to the boil, let the potatoes boil for 8 minutes. Drain the water from the pot and toss the potatoes with the oil and seasonings. Lay the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake the fries until they are golden (around 45 minutes), turning half way through.
  1. Mash the kidney beans in a bowl roughly with a fork. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat; add onions and garlic and fry for a few minutes until the onion has softened. Add in the paprika, chipotle powder, cumin, salt, pepper and jalapeño and fry for a further minute, be sure to stir this constantly so nothing sticks. Add the kidney beans, tomato paste and vegetable stock to the pan, cover with a lid and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally.
Cheese sauce
  1. Put the diced potatoes and carrots into a pot and cover with water, bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Drain the water and add the potatoes and carrots to a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and continue blending until all the ingredients are mixed and the sauce is smooth and runny. N.B. If you are doing this in a large food processor I would recommend doubling the recipe and saving half otherwise it may be difficult to get the sauce smooth.
Put it all together
  1. Cover the baked fries in the chilli and smother with cheese sauce. Garnish with coriander and few jalapeño slices.