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Vegan Tofu Chorizo

30 min

Side

Make-ahead

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

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

Contains

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soy

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gluten

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peanut

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tree nut

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sesame

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • 10
    button mushrooms, finely chopped (optional)
  • 21.1 oz (600 g)
    extra 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
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Directions

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  1. Add the oil to a large pan on high heat.
  2. When hot, add the onion, garlic, and salt, and cook for about 3 - 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook until the mushrooms release their moisture and begin to brown, about 7 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Crumble the tofu with your hands into the pan. Cook, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to avoid burning, until the tofu browns and crisps to your liking, between 15 - 30 minutes.
  5. Add in the spices and continue to cook and scrape until fragrant, about 1 -2 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar and soy sauce, and stir to combine. Enjoy!

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