Vegan Chili Cheese Dogs

Vegan Chili Cheese Dogs that are easy to make! I used to love a good chili cheese dog in the “before times”. However, were they healthy? Oh heck no. But, were they tasty? Well, YEAH! My version of the hot dog is made from seitan and has a lot less salt, fat and sugar than any other hot dog out there on the market. The chili is made from TVP (textured vegetable protein), but you could sub lentils if you prefer, and the “cheese” sauce is pretty simple and low fat too. So, what we have is a (mostly) healthy version of a Vegan Chili Cheese Dog! Additionally, start to finish on these is about an hour and 10 minutes or so. But you can make several and freeze them if you like too.

Vegan Chili Cheese Dogs


[Seitan Hot Dogs -makes 4]

1/2 Cup Vital Wheat Gluten:

1/4 Cup Chickpea Flour:

2 Tablespoons Tamari:

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar:

1 Tablespoon Mustard:

1/2 teaspoon Allspice:

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg:

1 teaspoon Paprika:

1/2 teaspoon Cayenne:

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder:

1 Tablespoon Onion Powder:

1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke:

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup:

1/4 Cup Water

1/2 teaspoon Salt


1/2 Cup Textured Vegetable Protein (rehydrated as shown):

2 Tablespoons Ketchup:

2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste:

1 teaspoon Chili Powder:

1 teaspoon Cumin:

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Onion Powder

1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

Black Pepper

[“Cheese” Sauce]

1/2 Cup Cashews:

1/4 Cup Soy Milk:

3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast:

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Onion Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Mustard

1 teaspoon Lemon Juice

1 teaspoon Olive Juice

2-3 Tablespoons Water

Tools we use

Dough Scraper:

Bamboo Steamer:

Vitamix Blender:

Blender Spatula:

Heat Resistant Gloves:

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