Looking for a quick and tasty game day snack this fall? These Tex-Mex portobello waffle fries will be a hit at your football party! Nothing says Tex-Mex like a spicy combo of taco seasoning, barbecue sauce and jalapeños. As with nachos, for this recipe you can add other seasonings and toppings to suit your taste.
As far as servings go . . . depending on the person, this recipe could make one giant platter of waffle fries for an excited football fan, a tray for two people to share, or four “normal” servings. For a crowd, you can double the recipe and put two trays of waffle fries into the oven all at once.
The seasonings you use on the mushrooms are key to the success of this dish. I use Homemade Taco Seasoning. Even as simple as this recipe is, the waffle fry toppings add multiple flavor layers. Yum! We love these!
Check the frozen waffle fries package for cooking instructions, including oven temperature and length of time to cook. A typical baking time is around 20 minutes.
You can add other toppings like black beans, chopped lettuce or chopped tomatoes to these waffle fries. Once you have seasoned the meaty mushrooms and added the barbeque and jalapeños, the sky is the limit!
We love a sugar free barbeque sauce at my house. Whichever sauce you choose, check the label to be sure the ingredients are all vegan.
I’m including the recipe for the homemade taco seasoning in the recipe below, but you can also link to it separately using the link above. Simply put all the taco seasoning ingredients into a jar or bowl and combine well. Store in an airtight container for later use. You can also use store bought taco seasoning, of course!
This recipe was adapted from Rabbit and Wolves. You can also use vegan cheese as a waffle fry topper, returning the fries to the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. We aren’t big fans of vegan cheese, especially when it’s melted. And we love the the strong, distinct flavors of the waffle fries, mushrooms, barbecue sauce and jalapeños.
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