As you might have guessed, soy chorizo is a soy-based sausage that has all of the flavors of excellent Mexican chorizo. It may be easily incorporated into a variety of recipes, and it adds a particularly “meaty” element to vegan dishes.
In this article, we’ve provided a guide to cooking soy chorizo and getting the best out of it in different recipes. Make sure to pay attention to the helpful tips and guidelines we have outlined in order to achieve excellent results with whatever recipe you choose to use them in.
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Tips for Cooking Soy Chorizo
Keep the following helpful tips in mind when cooking soy chorizo, in order to get the best possible results from your recipe:
A note on cooking soy chorizo – Squeeze the soy chorizo out from the plastic casing to cook it. The casing is inedible, unlike pork chorizo varieties, so it needs to go. Afterward, in a pan containing a small amount of oil, sauté it like you would any ground beef. Add the chorizo to nachos, burritos, egg casseroles, or tacos once it’s browned.
Because chorizo tends to dry out while it’s cooking, you can either choose to cook it fast to maintain its naturally wet texture or cook it for a longer amount of time to make it drier with a crumbly texture, which makes it ideal as a salad or scrambled egg topping. The resulting chorizo is great inside a taco salad, as a soup base, or mixed into vegan meatball recipes for a little kick.
Different recipes to try – There are a good number of options to try with soy chorizo, all offering different amazing levels of flavor and relish, especially when cooked correctly.
Consider some of the options below:
Biscuits and Soyrizo Gravy
You could opt to use soy chorizo in the biscuits and gravy recipe since it appears to be simple.
Follow these easy steps:
- Cook the soy chorizo on the stovetop for about eight minutes while you bake some store-bought biscuits, then add some salsa and plant-based milk and stir the simmering mixture.
- Split open a biscuit, pour a big serving of the soy chorizo mix on top, and then top with an over-medium cooked egg once everything is ready.
Although the resulting “gravy” will be extremely thick, it will still be quite pleasant. Also, cooking soy chorizo this way won’t take much effort or time to prepare. The spiciness of the soyrizo can also be reduced by adding some milk to the gravy, but if you prefer more spice, add more hot sauce or chili powder.
A large lunchtime salad is another recipe option that can benefit greatly from the addition of soy chorizo.
Follow these easy steps to achieve this recipe:
- Toss together a bowl of spinach with pico de gallo, bell peppers, avocado, cheese, and cooked soyrizo
- Afterward, top the mixture with crushed chili-and-lime tortilla rolls for crunch and more flavor.
Because the dinner already contains so many tasty flavors, your salad won’t even require dressing. Also, due to the fact that the ingredients can easily be changed based on what you have on hand, this choice offers a healthy way to eat soy chorizo as well as a quick, convenient lunch or dinner.
Even if you’re not a major salad fan, we’re sure you’ll want to make this recipe again and again.
Tacos With Soyrizo
For Taco Tuesday, you can incorporate soy chorizo into your taco recipe.
Follow these easy steps:
- Brown a mixture of soy chorizo, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers in a skillet. Cook this mixture for about eight minutes, seasoning with Elote Seasoning.
- Afterward, spread this mixture, together with pico de gallo and cheese, onto heated tortillas.
Black beans are commonly used in tacos, but soy chorizo will provide a spicy, tasty alternative with a considerably meatier texture and flavor.
This recipe is another quick and adaptable dinner option, as it only takes around 20 minutes to prep the vegetables, warm the tortillas, and cook the mixture.
Feel free to explore any of the recipes described above with soy chorizo, you can be certain that you’ll get delicious results regardless of your choice.
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Cooking Time for Soy Chorizo
The ideal cooking time for soy chorizo has been described in the table below:
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- Add the potatoes (they should be peeled and chopped first) to a medium saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and cover the potatoes with water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes turn fork tender, this should take about 10 to 15 minutes but will typically depend on the size of the potatoes.
- Drain the water and set aside the potatoes once they are fork-tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a big deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and transparent, about 4 to 6 minutes.
- Remove the casing from the soy chorizo and place it in the skillet. Break up the soy chorizo as you stir. Cook for a total of 6 to 8 minutes.
- In the same skillet as the chorizo, pour in the drained potatoes and toss them to coat all of them in the chorizo mixture. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, or just until the potatoes get thoroughly cooked.
- Warm tortillas and your choice toppings should be served on the side.
Cooking soy chorizo is really quite easy, and as long as you follow the correct cooking instructions, you can be sure you’ll arrive at the best possible results. Just make sure to pay attention to all the steps we’ve outlined above. If you’re also interested in recipe variations, feel free to explore different options according to your preference.
If you would like to see more ideas for cooking soy chorizo, then check out this video recipe.