Thursday, September 26, 2013

Vegan Fries Supreme - Taco Bell Veganized

Sometimes we all crave a little junk food, don't we?

Well, I have been craving a Fries Supreme - fries covered in processed cheese, ground beef (?), and sour cream then topped with a few bits of green onion and tomato - for quite some time and since I no longer eat at Taco Bell I thought it would be a fun challenge to try making a homemade version.

I can't remember the last time I ate at Taco Bell but as soon as I dived into this homemade version it all came rushing back to me...hard shell Taco Supremes, nachos and cheese sauce, cinnamon twists...well not exactly but it sure tasted like I was eating at Taco Bell BUT better!


I'm kinda over the moon with this recreation it tastes SO good!!! And you can't deny its delicious appearance ;) 


I can assure you this is one meal that tastes as good as it looks. 

You can eat this Vegan Fries Supreme as a meal (that's what we did) or as an appetizer. You will definitely feel satisfied if you do choose to eat it as a meal. 

It is a LOT less unhealthy than the fast food original.



Vegan Fries Supreme 
Components
Fries - you can make your own if you'd like, we didn't and I have no regrets
Tofurky - Chorizo style 
Refried Beans - this isn't in the original but it is a must in my opinion - added protein and flavour!
Cheese sauce - recipe below
Diced tomatos 
Thinly sliced green onion
Tofutti Sour Cream - make sure to pick up the non-hydrogenated variety

To cook the chorizo I just place it in a frying pan and stir it around until it is cooked through. You can add a little oil to the pan first if you don't want any to stick. 

We used a can of refried beans so the warming process is similar to that of the chorizo. But if you would like to use homemade I'm sure that would add even more deliciousness.

Assembly
First lay down a bed of fries then place the chorizo on top followed by the refried beans. I dolloped the beans in a circular formation (the circular formation doesn't add any unique flavour, sorry). Next comes the cheese sauce. Sprinkle the onions and tomatoes on top and don't forget the dollop of sour cream. 

Consumption
Hahaha! This is kind of a joke but it is particularly delicious when you get a bit of everything on your fork for one perfect bite. 

Cheese Sauce 
adapted from Vegan Yuminess
Ingredients
2 medium potatoes cubed (uniform pieces) and boiled 
2 large carrots chopped - try to make the pieces similar in size to the potatoes
1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
scant 1/3 cup of olive oil
1/3 cup water - I reserved some of the water used to boil the veggies
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp salt

Directions
Put the carrots and potatoes in a pot of water and boil until more than fork tender - you want them to be quite soft so the sauce will be as smooth as possible. 

Place everything in a blender or food processor until completely smooth. Or, if you like a chunky cheese sauce that works too.

I didn't use all of this cheese sauce - it makes quite a bit. Fortunately, we had enough leftover ingredients to make another, smaller mind you, meal the next day. Yay for leftovers!!









2 comments:

  1. I just wanted to say I made this and it was fantastic. Loved the cheese sauce. Will make again. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU :)

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    1. We are so happy you enjoyed this recipe. It's one of our faves :)

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