In celebration of the Giants making it to the World Series, I told Michael I would make him whatever he wanted to eat during the game. He eagerly requested I make a version of Wienerschnitzel‘s chili cheese dog and chili cheese fries. So I did some research on the web and found a copy cat recipe. I made a few small changes, and used soy protein crumbles instead of ground beef for mine. This recipe is proof that vegans don’t just eat boring salads!
This make 4 servings of chili, enough for chili cheese fries and a chili dog for two people.
Copycat Wienerschnitzel Chili
1/2 of tube of Lightlife Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style
3 cups of water
1/8 cup corn starch
1/4 cup flour
1 tbs tomato paste
4 tbs chili powder
5 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tbs white vinegar2
In a skillet over medium heat, crumble up and brown the ground beef.
In a small bowl, whisk together the water, corn starch, flour, and tomato paste.
Add to the browned ground beef crumbles.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the sauce is at desired thickness.
Put the chili on some fries and a hot dog—or anything else you want! And don’t forget to add a little vegan cheese too.
This was soooo good. And WAY healthier than the real stuff.