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Vegan Tofu Chorizo

37 min

Side

One-bowl / one-pot

This crumbled vegan chorizo is a delicious and "meaty" filling that can be enjoyed in tacos or burritos, piled onto salads, or mixed into pasta sauces.

Servings

(½ cup per serving)

Total

37 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

27 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • 7.1 oz (200 g)
    cremini mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
  • 21 oz (600 g)
    firm tofu, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp (3 g)
    dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    paprika powder
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    chili powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp
    ground coriander (optional)
  • ½ tsp
    ground cumin
  • ½ tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Directions

  1. Add the oil to a large pan on high heat. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and salt, and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Then add the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms release their moisture and begin to brown, about 7 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Crumble in the tofu with your hands. Cook, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to avoid burning until the tofu browns and crisps to your liking, around 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. Add in the spices and continue to cook and scrape until fragrant, about 1 - 2 minutes. Lastly, add the vinegar and soy sauce, stir, and enjoy!

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Nicole Mostofa - Dec. 15, 2023, 11:30 p.m.

Used green pepper instead of mushroom
Garlic powder instead of fresh garlic
Wine vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar
Didn't have paprika and did not use chili
Used whole cumin instead pf powder
Doubled soy sauce
Still works

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2023, 7:20 a.m.

Thanks for sharing the twists, Nicole, we hope enjoy the original recipe if you're able to try it out! 😊

Nicole Mostofa - Dec. 20, 2023, 9:09 p.m.

Tried to stay more true to the recipe on the second time. That smoked paprika really elevates it!


Ioana - Oct. 31, 2023, 10:42 a.m.

Different from the store bought vegan version, but very yummy in it's own way. And definitely healthier.

PUL Team - Oct. 31, 2023, 6:15 p.m.

We're so glad that the tofu chorizo was enjoyed, Ioana - thank you 🥰


Samantha A. - Oct. 18, 2023, 2:08 a.m.

We make this at least once a week! So easy and cheap for my family of 3.


Cathy - Sept. 3, 2023, 11:35 p.m.

Sadia..I love this recipe and I make it all the time. The flavors come together so nicely and I can toss it over my salad or rice bowls or anything! I use so many of your recipes and resources. Thank you for sharing your gifts with our online community! You make it so easy toeat healthy and plant based! All the best to you! Cathy

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:05 a.m.

Oh you're too kind, Cathy! Thank YOU for the heartwarming review and for helping make our community so special 🥹💛


Abby - Aug. 19, 2023, 10:31 p.m.

This was so straight forward to make (especially for a beginner like myself), yet packed with flavor & body. Can’t wait to use it in so many different meals this week. I can definitely see myself making this often!
PS the cross out & scaling functions on the website are so helpful, thank you!

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2023, 11:31 p.m.

So happy to hear, Abby, and we hope you love all the dishes you add it to! It means so much that the scaling and cross-out features are also helpful ✨


Justyna - Jan. 26, 2023, 7:13 a.m.

Love it! Used it in tortilla with vegetables.


Erica - June 9, 2022, 8:49 p.m.

The tofu and mushrooms make this a really great "meaty" filling for tacos! Super flavorful. Gives a nice change from my usual bean tacos!

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:57 p.m.

Beyond happy to hear the recipe is being enjoyed, Erica!


Steph - March 12, 2022, 11:58 a.m.

I had this for dinner tonight, it was awesome.
I didn't have mushrooms handy, so I used porcini mushroom salt to get the flavour (I get this from a local mushroom farm in Adelaide) Wow it was so easy and delicious! I will be making this all the time.
Thank you PUL team.

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 7:27 p.m.

Thanks for sharing the kind words modification, Steph, it's so appreciated ✨


Anna - March 9, 2022, 1:51 p.m.

Amazing! I wasn't sure if the paprika powder should be hot or sweet, I randomly used hot, and wow, soooo spicy! I loved it! Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - March 10, 2022, 9:31 p.m.

We're so glad it was enjoyed, Anna, thank you 😃


Derek Kreyekes - Feb. 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Delicious! And easy to make, especially for a novice cook like me

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

So happy to hear, Derek!


Jessica - Oct. 24, 2021, 5:28 p.m.

I just love this recipe. Have done it a million times. A go-to when I am prepping for the week as it can go with so many dishes. My favourite use of the Tofu Chorizo is using it as a filling for my wraps, pairing up with some veggies. Thank you for developing this wonderful recipe <3

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 4:36 a.m.

Such a huge compliment, Jessica, thank YOU for the glowing review!


Sophia C - Oct. 24, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

Hi! Should I use extra tofu if I’m not using mushrooms?

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2021, 4:36 a.m.

Thanks for the question, Sophia! The mushrooms help add a savoury meat-like texture and taste to this one. You could add extra tofu if desired or simply omit the mushrooms. We hope you enjoy it 😊


Dana - Sept. 5, 2021, 2:20 a.m.

I love this recipe! I replace meat with this in all kinds of preparations: tacos, pasta sauce, meatballs. It's one of my go-tos. <3

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2021, 3:18 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Dana, thank you for taking the time to share!


Amanda - July 22, 2021, 8:06 p.m.

So good! I like adding it to rice bowls or pasta sauce.


Viveka-Marie - June 30, 2021, 6 p.m.

This was delicious! I made it alongside some refried black bean and roasted red pepper spread with fresh veggies and put it in burritos for my family. They loved this new flavourful way of eating tofu (and my mom in particular has missed eating chorizo since she’s gone plant-based). Thank you so so much, Sadia!

PUL Team - July 1, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe, Viveka-Marie! 😃


Helene - June 24, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

My family enjoyed this very much. I deviated slightly from the recipe and used white wine instead of apple cider vinegar and would recommend going slightly lighter on oregano.

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

Thank you for the review and for sharing this, Helene 😊