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Vegan chorizo substitute made with quinoa. Works well in chili, tacos, tofu scrambles, burritos or any recipe calling for chorizo.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 cups quinoa chorizo
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cover quinoa with vegetable broth in an oven-proof saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until quinoa is dry and fluffy, about 15 minutes. Keep covered.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Pour in vegetable oil. Cook and stir onion and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, annatto paste, vinegar, paprika, oregano, cumin, and chipotle pepper. Cook until mixture is thick and stew-like, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Toss the mixture with the baked quinoa. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Season with salt.

Cook's Notes:

Brown rice, wheat berries or barley can be substituted for the quinoa.

Keep the grain warm when adding the spices; this allows the grain to absorb the seasoning better. This technique applies to pasta and potato salads as well.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 6.6g; sodium 210.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2020
This was a good recipe to use for a substitute for taco salad meat, tacos or burritos. I don’t know that I’d go as far to say that it is like chorizo consistency wise, it is after all made out of quinoa, but the taste is there. I used every ingredient, but had to substitute an Anaheim chili for dried chipotle Chile which might have made a difference in the heat index. Read More