An American classic goes vegan. Shoestring fries, your favorite vegan chili, and a creamy faux cheese sauce will make you think you are eating greasy spoon grub, but there's nothing greasy about it. Get your forks ready!.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Vegan Chili:
Cheese Sauce:
Toppings:

Directions

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  • Wash potatoes and remove any discoloration or eyes. Do not peel. Slice evenly into shoestring-style fries or use a French fry cutter. Put the fries into a large bowl and rinse with cool water until water runs clear. Cover fries with 1 inch of water. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

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  • Place TVP in a bowl. Cover with hot vegetable broth.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Add the TVP and broth. Stir in tomatoes, drained beans, molasses, chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, smoked salt, and pepper. Simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). Drain the soaked potatoes and dry with a clean towel. Place them back in the bowl, drizzle in 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat.

  • Cook in the air fryer, untouched, for 18 minutes. Shake and cook for 6 minutes. Shake again and cook for another 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Combine vegan Cheddar, soy milk, and vegan butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 360W for 30 seconds. Stir and check the consistency. Add more soy milk and microwave for another 30 seconds, if needed. Stir briskly to create a creamy sauce.

  • Place the fries on a large platter. Top with chili. Pour the faux cheese sauce over the chili. Top with onion, jalapeno rings, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

469 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 66.4g; fat 15.6g; sodium 1245.5mg. Full Nutrition
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