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Vegan Cheeseburger Nachos

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These Vegan-Cheeseburger-Onion-Ring-Curly-Fry-Nachos will make your heart sing while satisfying your munchies!

Making these cheeseburger nacho fries will be the cure to your snack attack, your munchie mayhem, the ultimate food porn for your comfort food craving.
They will be the life to your party!
Yeah, they are that good.

Whether you want to serve these up for your Netflix/ stream session, or if you want to show off how dank vegan food can be, this is your recipe!

I personally inhaled these last April 20th for my munchies fix, creating this specific recipe as a homage to my Munchie Madness Nachos I created the previous year.
These vegan cheeseburger nachos are even better where it tastes like a burger in fries all in one!

You can make these in an air fryer, oven, or even a deep fryer!

To get started anyways, you will need to use your oven to melt the cheese after you cook up your fries and onion rings.
Then it’s simply drizzling on your blue burger sauce, ketchup, and lettuce.


I used Alexia’s Onion Rings and Arby’s Frozen Curly Fries- both are vegan, both are extra tasty. Use whatever brands you prefer and even consider trying this with waffle fries, sweet potato fries, or tater tots!

For the beefy crumble I crumbled up some a plain Beyond Burger- it really helped give these a nachos a real burger vibe. You could do a homemade burger patty that is crumbled up or try out some other brands.
Check out Sauce Stache’s videos for some awesome burger patty recipes if you want to make some from scratch.

The vegan cheeseburger, onion ring, curly fry nachos on a metal sheet.

I used both Violife Cheddar Shreds and Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda for the cheese.
Violife is one of my favorite brands of vegan cheese, the flavor is spot on and it melts really nicely, and I am obsessed with the flavor of the Smoked Gouda from Follow Your Heart because it really adds an *oomph* to it.
If you don’t have vegan gouda on hand, try a vegan swiss, provolone, or add extra vegan cheddar to it.
Miyoko’s cheese is my all time favorite brand, but it gets expensive. They use real cashews and coconut to make their cheeses, and higher quality ingredients means it’s more expensive to make. That’s where I also love to make my own cultured cheeses! We go through it fast in my house and since it takes time to create, store brand cheese does the job when we are out.
Daiya cheese has improved a ton in the past few years. It is the most affordable vegan cheese and they keep improving their recipes to make it more delightful. If you have the choice, pick up the sharp cheddar block rather than their cheddar shreds!
It melts better and has a better overall flavor.

If you’ve never made your own homemade ketchup before I strongly encourage you to give it a try!
It is very, very simple and tastes so much better than your classic Heinz ketchup. The version I create regularly is with tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, smoked apple salt, and maple syrup. Another I love has vegan apple honey, apple cider vinegar, and smoked apple salt in it.
Ketchup is a disrespected condiment that can be fantastic if you give the recipe a little love. I’ve been told over and over by other people, “Ketchup is a garbage condiment.” What I’m telling you is, no, the ketchup you’ve tried up until this point has been garbage- allow me to blow your mind!

A plate of curly fries, then a layer of onion rings over the fries, then a layer of beefy crumbles, then a layer of melted plant cheddar cheese, then a layer of shredded lettuce, then a drizzle of katsup, then another drizzle of blue burger sauce

The burger sauce is what I imagine the other burger flavors that would normally be between the bun. Like mayo, mustard, and pickles.
I thought that slices of pickles over my fries wasn’t ideal, but I still wanted to offer the full cheese burger experience.
The secret ingredient in this sauce is the Blue Spirulina. It has no flavor, is anti inflammatory, and makes your food blue! I love adding a teaspoon of it to my cream sauces for an extra wow factor.
The combination of mayo, dill, mustard, and vinegar creates those missing flavors that would be on a cheeseburger.
No need to dip these fries- they come plenty saucy!


If you love the look of this recipe, check out the restaurant that inspired the idea of making food colorful like this. I’ve never had the opportunity to eat there myself, but there are on my foodie bucket list to try someday!
(As if I need another excuse to go back to Amsterdam!)

A plate of curly fries, then a layer of onion rings over the fries, then a layer of beefy crumbles, then a layer of melted plant cheddar cheese, then a layer of shredded lettuce, then a drizzle of katsup, then another drizzle of blue burger sauce

Cheeseburger Onion Ring Fries

Why do a burger and fries when you can have fully loaded cheese burger fries?
Print Recipe
CourseVegan Recipes
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings4 servings

Ingredients

  • 11 ounces (1 package) of Onion Rings
  • 22 ounces (1 package) Curly fries
  • 2 Veggie Burger Patties, 8 oz
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Vegan Cheddar
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Vegan Gouda
  • 4 Tbs Ketchup
  • Shredded Lettuce for Garnish
  • Ketchup for Dipping and Sprinkling

Blue Burger Sauce

  • 2 tbs vegan mayo
  • 2 tbs mustard
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp blue spirulina
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  • Air Fry your curly fries at 400 F for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through, and cooking in batches or Bake the entire bag of curly fries at 425 for 25 minutes on a baking sheet or Deep fry your fries by setting your oil temperature to 360 F and cook for 6-7 minutes
  • Lay out your fries on a baking sheet for more layering
  • While you are heating your fries Crumble up your veggie burgers and cook them for 5 minutes on medium heat, so they are just under under done
  • Sprinkle your crumbles over your fully cooked curly fries
  • Air Fry your Onion Rings at 400 F for 8-9 minutes or Bake your Onion Rings at 400 F for 6-7 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or Deep fry your Onion Rings at 360 F for five minutes Set aside
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Sprinkle your cheese evenly over the crumbled burger and fries
  • Add onion rings over the cheese and place in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese is melted
  • Mix together everything for your Blue Burger Sauce in a small bowl
  • Finely chop up two large lettuce leaves
  • Move your baked cheesy burger fries onto your serving plate and then sprinkle on your lettuce, drizzle your ketchup, slather your blue burger sauce over the top
  • It’s burger fry time!

Notes

  • Swap out the Gouda for a Smoked Vegan Provolone, Pepper Jack, Havarti, or Swiss
  • Swap out the curly fries for waffle fries for a whole new experience
  • Top it with pickle slices!
  • Top it with red onion slices!
  • Make a BBQ edition, sub out the burger sauce for bbq sauce, swap out the veggie burgers for shredded king oyster mushroom or bbq jackfruit.
    Then top with banana peppers, red onion, and maybe a little coleslaw
  • On a white plate sits a pile of curly fries, onion rings, vegan cheddar cheese, blue burger sauce, with bits of beyond burger poking through.

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    By on February 6th, 2021

    About wildveganflower

    I'm a long term vegan since 2007 who loves to cook and forage!
    In my free time I nerd out over vegan cooking books and watching cooking competitions- if I'm not in the kitchen recipe testing. On my weekends I'm out foraging and hiking with my two dogs. I'm work as a photographer and starting food blogging in 2020!

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