Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo


My first post on this new site. Lets make it a RAVE:

Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo: Great stuff. I’m not a vegetarian but tried this once as it looked interesting. All I can say is I was really impressed by this vegetarian soy product. It tastes like, well, chorizo!  And by chorizo lets state for the record this is the “mexican style” chorizo (crumbly kind) and not the “spanish chorizo” kind that is firmer and like sausage which you can slice and dice up.

This stuff is really tasty and flavorful. Its is loaded with the correct spices, especially  cumin and anatto plus its quite nicely spicy. All of which really makes it taste “real” to me. I’ve used it in so many ways. Crumbled on top of eggs (delicious), used it as a taco filling mixed with potatoes, onions and other veggies; added it to pan fried hash browns; added to lentil stew or soup; even put it on top of pizza instead of sausage! Its good in many things, and a little bit goes a long way to flavor other ingredients. Its is so tasty I don’t even notice or care if its real or fake “meat”, so its a product that is good for both vegatarians and omnivores, and the occasional vegetarians like yours truly. Whats not to like? A 12 oz package is $1.99, and I find 12 oz of this really goes pretty far. Its a popular item. If you Google ‘Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo’, you will find tons of fans and recipes for it. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is highly recommended.

One tip though. I find it kind of messy to work with once you open the package, so be sure to carefully cut open the plastic casing it comes in. When stored I’ve found the dark red anatto colored oil in it has a tendancy to “leak” so be sure to rewrap it carefully. I alwasy put another plastic bag around it, or spoon the leftovers into a glass jar. I find it can keep a fairly long time in the fridge.

Here is a recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms that sounds good from the Cooking with Trader Joe’s blog. I have to try this, it sounds yummy and easy.

What do you think of TJ Soy Chorizo. What do you use it for? If you have any ways you like to use it or recipes, please leave them.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mr WordPress
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 13:42:46

    Hi, this is a comment.
    To delete a comment, just log in, and view the posts’ comments, there you will have the option to edit or delete them.

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  2. jen b
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 13:44:40

    I am for any food product that allows us to stop eating animals. They deserve to live without being killed by all-powerful human beings.
    Thanks for the blog, Jed.

    Reply

  3. Linda B
    Oct 28, 2014 @ 17:17:28

    I just bought this product to try in a vegan paella recipe. Hope it works!

    Reply

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