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Vegan Chili Fries drizzled with a creamy, cheezy horseradish sauce - HolyCowVegan.net
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Vegan Chili Fries with Cheezy Horseradish Sauce

Serve these Vegan Chili Fries with Cheezy Horseradish Sauce at your Superbowl gathering and you'll have more people cheering for you than for the Patriots or the Eagles. Crispy, crunchy, golden potato fries are smothered in a smoky, delicious bean and quinoa chili and all of it is drizzled over with a cheezy horseradish sauce that's to die for. A vegan, gluten-free, soy-free recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Chili
Cuisine: gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 415kcal


For the chili:

  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrots (about 2 small carrots)
  • 2 tsp powdered cumin
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika or chipotle pepper in adobo sauce or red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • Salt to taste

For the cheezy horseradish sauce:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeart
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp horseradish (add a little at a time to determine how much works for you)

For the fries:


Make the chili:

  • Heat the oil and add the onions and garlic. Add a generous pinch of salt and saute the onions until they start to caramelize, over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin, paprika or chipotle chili, oregano, onion powder and garlic powder and stir to mix.
  • Add the tomatoes and carrots and let the tomatoes cook down until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the beans and the quinoa to the pot along with 1 ½ cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover the chili, and let it cook 45 minutes or until  thick. Add water as necessary if it starts to get very thick during cooking.
  • Add salt to taste and turn off heat.

Make the cheezy horseradish sauce:

  • Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until very smooth.

Assemble the chili fries:

  • Place the baked fries in a bowl or a dish, drizzle over with the chili, and then the cheezy horseradish sauce. Garnish, if you wish, with some cilantro leaves. Serve.


Click here for Guilt-Free French Fries recipe.
For an even healthier version, make this with Plantain Fries or Sweet Potato Fries.


Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.6g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 10g | Potassium: 1443mg | Fiber: 14.2g | Sugar: 6.6g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 7mg