Sunday, January 25, 2009

Soy Chorizo Chili

Batten down the hatches.
I have "invented" a new recipe with SOY. No meat here, kids. Nope. You can always throw in something from a cloven hoof if you feel the need, but I don't think it's necessary here.

29oz can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 package of Soyrizo (look for it in the produce section with the tofu, egg roll wrappers, etc.)

1 cup salsa - I used Newman's own.

1 cup Sofrito (made by Goya - a mixture of tomatoes, onions, green peppers, garlic, and cilantro)


1. Remove the Soyrizo from the plastic casing and saute until heated through, browned, and slightly crispy.
2. Add the Sofrito and salsa and mix thoroughly.

3. Add the humongous amount of beans.

4. Allow to heat through completely.

Serve over rice or in warmed flour tortillas with shredded sharp cheddar or monterey jack, low-fat sour cream, and fresh cilantro. I know there are some of you out there who can't stomach the "soapy" taste you get when eating cilantro. If that's you, chop up some fresh parsley. Nothing says loving like fresh herbs.

I ate this in the tortilla and folded it up burrito style.

I fed this to my husband who states that a meal is not a meal unless there is something that's come from a cloven hoof. He had NO IDEA the chorizo was actually soy and will NEVER find out!


Lara said...

OMG this sounds amazing!

Have I told you lately that you are a genius?

buddha_girl said...

*painting a HUGE G on my boobies*

Thanks, sister!

It was SO simple.
So unplanned.
So delicious.

yellowdog granny said...

I'm afraid if i made chili without meat, the rest of texas would run me out of the state.but you need to check out a website called's really really interesting...

Buck said...


I LOVE cilantro. Big heaping haystacks of it.

This recipe sounds amazing. I'd love to bring it to a Southern Baptist church supper and not tell anyone it was meatless.