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Loaded Sweet Potato Chili Cheese Fries (Vegan+GF)

Sweet potato fries are already amazing, but add some flavorful chili and all the toppings and they become exceptional! 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 - 6 servings



  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 - 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce seeded and minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 8- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cooked red lentils
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • 2 tablespoons worchestershire check ingredients for anchovies
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite bbq sauce check ingredients for vegan
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregeno
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon strong black coffee
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Tater Fries:

  • 3-4 large sweet potatoes peeled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • shredded non-dairy "cheese" (such as Daiya), cilantro, and sour "cream" or coconut yogurt for serving (optional)



  1. Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, and chipotle and cook with just enough water not to let them stick for 1 to 2 minutes until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and beans to pot and reduce heat to medium low. Add remaining ingredients for chili and stir very well, then reduce heat to low and allow chili to simmer for at least 45 minutes to develop it's awesome flavor. This is a good time to make your fries.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C) and line a baking tray with foil.

  2. Cut potatoes into fries lengthwise and place them in a large bowl of cold water to soak for about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and lay out on a clean towel and pat dry. Allow them to continue drying as much as possible while your oven heats

  3. Toss potatoes with seasoning in a large bowl and spread out in an even layer on tray and bake for 15 minutes. Then remove from oven and toss a little bit then return to oven and bake for 15 to 25 more minutes until crispy. I like to start checking them at about 10 minutes to make sure there are none getting burned. Remove from oven and season with more salt and pepper to taste.

Chili Fries:

  1. Top servings of fries with chili, "cheese", cream, and fresh cilantro if desired.