Difficulty Easy   |  Serves 1-2

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 500mL water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into chips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Mince Mixture
  • 1/2 cup TVP
  • 1/2 beef style stock cube
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup cooked red kidney beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup passata


Guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Extras

  • Your favourite melty vegan cheese
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • Fresh sliced chilli
Method

Sweet Potato Fries
  1. Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to a large bowl with the sweet potato.
  2. After 45 minutes, drain the sweet potato and place on paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Toss the sweet potato in a large bowl with the olive oil until well coated.
  5. Spread out evenly on the baking tray (do not put the chips too close together).
  6. In a small bowl, combine the cornflour, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  7. Sprinkle half of the mixture over the chips and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the chips from the oven and toss with the remaining seasoning before returning to the oven.
  9. Increase the temperature to 230°C and bake for up to 30 more minutes, checking regularly to remove when crisp.
  10. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and serve.

Nachos

  1. Prepare the Baked Sweet Potato Fries as per the recipe (keep the oven on when you’re done).
  2. While they’re cooking, prepare the mince by mixing together the TVP, stock and boiling water. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frypan and over high heat, cook the onion for a minute or so before adding the TVP mixture.
  4. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne.
  5. Mix for a few minutes until the TVP starts to brown.
  6. Add the kidney beans and passata and heat through.
  7. Push the fries into a pile on the baking tray and top with the mince mixture.
  8. Add vegan cheese and return to the oven to melt the cheese (about 10-15 minutes)
  9. While the cheese is melting, blend the avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make the guacamole.
  10. Once the cheese has melted to your liking, remove from the oven and serve immediately with spring onion, fresh chilli and guacamole.

 

Author Like A Vegan