Make your own homemade soyrizo! High-protein vegan chorizo made to be a healthier version of the popular Trader Joe's soy chorizo. Naturally gluten-free.
In a large bowl, add the TVP, as well as the sundried tomatoes if they need to be rehydrated (see notes). Don't stir them together. Pour the boiling hot vegetable broth onto the mixture and let sit for at least 10 minutes to rehydrate.
If rehydrating the tomatoes, remove them now, finely chop them, and return them to the bowl. Stir in the red wine vinegar, tomato paste, and tamari to the mixture. Measure out all of the spices into a separate bowl.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add all of the spices and stir well. Cook for just 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
Add the entire bowl of soyrizo TVP mixture to the pan and stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until excess liquid is cooked off. Enjoy on tacos, on pizza, as a dip, in chili, or in any other way you please!
TVP is a soy product and I've seen it in well-stocked grocery stores; usually Bob's Red Mill brand. It's under $4 for a bag that will make this recipe several times over. You can often find it for even cheaper in natural stores' bulk sections. I've never tried using a substitute but I imagine you could use something else with a "meaty" texture as long as you adjust the amount of liquid appropriately.
If your sun-dried tomatoes are packed in liquid in oil, rather than dry, drain them before using and skip the step where you hydrate them along with the TVP.
SPICE LEVEL: This soyrizo is quite hot. If you haven't made it before, I recommend leaving the cayenne OUT and adding it to taste, little by little, at the end of preparation. Then you'll know how much you want to use next time. But please know, this recipe is supposed to be very spicy.
Vegan Homemade Soyrizo (Soy Chorizo) - Copycat Recipe originally printed from https://yupitsvegan.com/homemade-soyrizo/ January 28, 2014