Fiery Tofu Chili Fries

This savory, meatless chili packs a fiery punch. Topped with a gooey cheese sauce, green onions and cilantro it’s the perfect snack, side dish or main event.

  • Servings
  • Prep Time
    15 Min
  • Cook Time
    25 Min

Cooking Directions

  • Prepare fries according to package directions.
  • In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add milk, whisking until smooth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in cheese until melted. Cook sauce an additional 1 minute. Keep sauce warm.
  • Take the tofu and wrap it in a few layers of paper towels and place it on a plate. Take a heavy skillet and push down on the tofu until the paper towel has sufficiently soaked in the tofu’s liquid. Unwrap the tofu and crumble it into a bowl.
  • In a skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and jalapeno. Cook for 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add crumbled tofu. Then add tomatoes, chili powder, black beans and corn. Bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Place french fries on a serving platter. Spread tofu chili over french fries. Then pour cheese sauce over chili. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and chopped cilantro.

This recipe was created by Thomas D., first place prize winner of the House Tofu Challenge.


  • 1 pkg. House Foods Firm Tofu
  • 1 lb. frozen french fries
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • green onions, chopped, for topping
  • cilantro, chopped, for topping

For cheese sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 cup. milk
  • 1 cup. shredded pepper jack cheese


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