Sweet Potato Chilli Cheese Fries 

servings 3-4
prep time 15

These oven baked sweet potato fries are sprinkled with spices, then smothered in an easy and deliciously zesty chili and cheese topping. Perfect as a colorful and mouthwatering side or as a scrumptiously decadent appetizer to set in the middle of the table and share, these sweet potato fries with chili cheese are an irresistibly fun treat!

 

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ingredients

For the Cheese Sauce:

250g pumpkin puree; you can use butternut squash or sweet potato here as well 
4 tbsp nutritional yeast 
100g roast cashew butter 
250ml unsweetened almond or oat milk 
1 tsp paprika 
1 tsp cumin 
½ tsp garlic powder or 1 small clove of garlic minced 
¼ tsp black pepper 

 

For the Chili:

1 tbsp olive oil 
1 small onion finely diced 
2 cloves of garlic, minced 
1 finely chopped carrot 
1 diced red bell pepper 
1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed well 
1 can of kidney beans or black beans, drained and rinsed well 
800ml passata or two cans of crushed tomatoes 
250ml vegetable stock 
100g tomato paste 
1 tbsp cumin 
½ tbsp coriander 
½ tbsp oregano 
½ tbsp chili powder  
20g (2 large squares) 70 - 85% dark chocolate 
Salt to taste 

 

Everything Else:

1 bag Strong Roots Sweet Potato Fries 
Spring onions and/ diced jalapeno peppers 

method (tick as you go)

1

Blend together all cheese sauce ingredients in a high speed blender. Place sauce into a pot over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to thicken.

2

Heat a pan over a medium heat with olive oil. Fry onion and garlic for 5 minutes

3

Add carrot and pepper to the pan and cook for a further 10 minutes.

4

Add beans, passata, tomato puree and stock, along with spices and oregano. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes.

5

Stir through the chocolate and allow it to melt and thicken the sauce for the final 10 minutes of cooking.

6

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200C (400F).

7

Place sweet potato fries on a baking tray and cook while your chilli simmers.

8

Top cooked sweet potatoes with chili, cheese sauce and some spring onion and/diced jalapeno peppers.

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