This is most definitely my favorite Guy Fieri recipe. Not because it tastes amazing (although it’s pretty yummy for a standard chili recipe), but because it’s a chili based on the movie Grown Ups 2. I’m pretty sure Guy Fieri and whatever garbage Adam Sandler is currently slinging are the perfect match, and Fieri’s recipe is ridiculous. There’s a bunch of meat and beer in it and you’re suppose to serve it over french fries. Also I’m pretty sure that sentence describes every Guy Fieri recipe ever.
However, this chili is good! Probably not a great summer recipe, though. I had a big ol’ pot of simmering chili on the stove in 90 degree heat and it made the apartment feel horrible, but smell delicious. I didn’t make my own french fries, but instead served mine over frozen waffle fries that I heated up in the over. Bro vegan!
Recipe and more photos under the cut:
– 2 tbsp Earth Balance
-1 tbsp. Canola Oil
-2-3 drops liquid smoke
-2 Anaheim peppers, seeded and diced
-1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
-2 poblano peppers, seeded and diced
-1/2 of a large yellow onion, diced
-5 large cloves of garlic, minced
-12 oz. package of vegan “beef” crumbles (I used Yves), or 3/4 cups dried TVP (if using TVP, add 1/2 cup of veggie stock)
-1/4 tube of Gimme Lean ground sausage (or 1-2 Italian sausage links cut up)
-8 Gadein beefless tips chunks, cut in half
– 2 cups of crushed tomatoes
– 3 tbsp. tomato paste
– 1/2 cup of veggie stock
-1 bottle (12 oz.) light beer (in flavor and color, not in calories)
– 15oz. can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
-2 tsp. each of onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika
-1 tsp. each of cayenne pepper, ground coriander and cracked black pepper
-1 bag of frozen french fries (or your favorite homemade fries)
Chopped scallions, sour cream, lime wedges and Daiya shreds for garnish (optional)
Melt Earth Balance and oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Sauté vegetables until soft. Add fake meat (unless you are using TVP, in which case add all other meat substitutes except for the TVP) and sauté until browned. Add spices and stir to combine. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and veggie stock and stir to combine. Add beer and TVP if you’re using it. let simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes. Reduce heat to low and let the chili simmer uncovered for up to an hour. Cook fries according to package instructions.
Serve chili over french fries and garnish as you see fit.