Do you love potatoes and all things spicy? If you are looking for a flavorful and satisfying meatless meal, you have landed on the perfect page. I am excited to share the recipe for Vegetarian Potatoes and Soyrizo – a spicy and savory dish that will quickly become a staple in your menu planning.
This dish is ideal for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, and it is perfect for entertaining a large crowd. The combination of the pungent garlic aroma, mixed with potato-and-chorizo flavors will fill your kitchen with enticing aroma, which is guaranteed to tempt all those nearby!
This meatless recipe packs so much delicious goodness that even carnivores will find it hard to resist. The combination of crispy roasted potatoes with savory soy chorizo’s distinctive “umami” flavor makes this recipe one of the most delicious vegetarian meals around.
Not only is this recipe flavorful, but it’s also simple to make, requiring minimal preparation time. Think of it as an easy go-to dish that doesn’t need much attention once you’ve started the cooking process. Whether you’re a vegan or merely looking to include more veggies in your diet, this recipe is perfect for you.
So let’s get started on cooking up some delectable Vegetarian Potatoes and Soyrizo – your taste buds and tummy will thank you!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Fellow food enthusiasts, you are in for a real treat with my vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo recipe. Whether you follow a vegan or gluten-free diet, this dish is perfect for any meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner.
One of the reasons you’ll love this recipe is because it is easy and quick to make. The preparation time takes no longer than 10 minutes and cooking time is only 20-25 minutes, depending on how crispy you want your potatoes to be. You can even use pre-diced potatoes for an even quicker prep time.
The ingredient list for this recipe is also incredibly simple, using ingredients found in most households such as olive oil, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and a flavorful soy chorizo that can be found at your local grocery store.
Moreover, these crispy potatoes and spicy soy chorizo are not only satisfying but also healthy due to the absence of saturated fats that are typically found in regular chorizo sausage. Therefore, this dish is perfect for those who are looking for a low-fat meal option without compromising on flavor.
You can serve this dish in different ways depending on your mood or occasion. Want to spice up your breakfast? Try making some chorizo potato breakfast tacos or huevos con soyrizo two potato hash. On the other hand, if you’re having a game night with friends, whip up some skillet nachos with the crispy potatoes and soy chorizo.
In conclusion, whether you are a meat-eater trying to cut back or looking for a flavorful vegan option that won’t take all night to prepare, this easy recipe will become a staple in your kitchen. Don’t just take my word for it; give it a try, and I guarantee that you’ll be left wanting more!
Before starting to cook, ensure you have everything you need for this delicious Vegetarian Potatoes and Soy Chorizo recipe. With these ingredients, you can create a savory and hearty meal that is perfect for breakfast or any time of day.
- Potatoes: For this recipe, we recommend using Yukon gold potatoes cut into 1/2 inch squares. If you don’t have them, you can also use unpeeled diced sweet potatoes or roasted potatoes.
- Soy Chorizo: Make sure to use vegan chorizo if you are following a plant-based diet. You can find it at grocery stores like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. Alternatively, spicy vegan sausage also works in this recipe.
- Onion and bell pepper: It gives rich flavor to the dish and adds color to it.
- Garlic clove: It provides a nice aroma and elevates the taste of the dish.
- Olive oil: Use 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil for cooking the recipe.
- Salsa: This can be used as a topping, adding extra flavor to your dish! You may also have it on some low-fat tortilla chips on the side that pairs perfectly with what we’re making.
- Quesadillas: Cut tortillas into triangles then fried until crispy in oil to dip in your potatoes!
- Nachos: This cheesy snack makes perfect side-dish! Combine chips and cheese with the cooked potatoes for crunchy goodness.
Note: If soy chorizo isn’t readily available, use regular chorizo but ensure it complements the meat-free nature of this vegetarian soyrizo potato recipe
The Recipe How-To
Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to get cooking! Let me guide you through the recipe step-by-step:
1. Prep the Potatoes
- First things first, wash 2 large Yukon gold potatoes and 1 large sweet potato under cold water.
- Leave the skin on for added nutrition and texture.
- Cut them into small cubes, about ½ inch in size, to cook evenly.
2. Cook the Potatoes and Soyrizo
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add 1 diced onion and 1 diced bell pepper. Sauté until they are tender and fragrant for roughly 5 minutes.
- Add in 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
- Next, add your diced potatoes to your skillet with onions, garlic and bell pepper mixture. Cover them with a lid for a few minutes. If you need more moisture in your skillet add another tablespoon of olive oil.
- Stir occasionally so they cook evenly until they become golden brown for roughly 12 minutes.
- Now is the time to add in the vegan soy chorizo or chorizo if not vegan. You can use Soyrizo from Trader Joe’s or another brand. Cook for an additional five minutes (total cooking time will vary depending on which soyrizo brand you use), breaking up any big chunks of chorizo that may have formed along the way until it is nice and crumbly.
3. Serve Your Tacos
You can enjoy these potatoes with soyrizo with [low-fat tortilla / salsa / on top of nachos / folded into a quesadilla]. I suggest serving this dish with chopped fresh cilantro or avocado to balance out its spicy flavors if desired.
Now that you know how to make this flavorful chorizo potato hash, it’s time to put your cooking skills into practice!
Substitutions and Variations
As a vegan chef, I know that substitutions and variations are the key to make any recipe fit your taste and dietary requirements. That’s why for this recipe, there are some easy swaps you can make to create new versions of this dish.
If you want to keep it low-fat, you can swap the olive oil with a non-stick cooking spray or coconut oil spray. Alternatively, try using sweet potatoes instead of Yukon golds for a different texture and a hint of sweetness.
If you don’t have soy chorizo, you can use other vegan meat replacements such as TVP (textured vegetable protein) crumbles or seitan chorizo. You could even try the recipe with no meat replacement at all, and have a potato hash with just vegetables!
For those who like spicy food, I recommend adding in some jalapenos or crushed red pepper flakes to give it a kick. If you prefer a milder flavor, omit the spices altogether or reduce the amount added in the recipe.
To turn this into a breakfast dish, try serving it with a side of scrambled tofu or on top of toast with avocado slices. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, make it into quesadillas or nachos by mixing in black beans and topping it off with shredded vegan cheese.
Remember to always experiment in the kitchen and make every recipe your own. With these substitutions and variations, you can turn this humble potato and soy chorizo hash into your own signature dish.
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving and pairing this delicious vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo recipe, the possibilities are nearly endless! You can enjoy it on its own for a wholesome breakfast, lunch, or dinner option. You may also want to consider incorporating different sides or incorporating it into some creative recipes.
For those who crave a bit of cheesy goodness, you can serve up your potato and soyrizo hash as a filling for a vegan quesadilla or rolled into your favorite taco shell. You can add some grilled bell peppers, onions, and some spicy salsa for a bit of extra flavor.
Sweet potato tacos can be an excellent way to elevate the natural sweetness of the tuberous root vegetable while also adding a satisfying crunch. Serving this recipe over roasted potatoes is another tasty option that helps to add more variety in terms of texture.
If you’re looking for an appetizer or snack option, try using the homemade chorizo hash as a topping for nachos. Make sure to use low-fat tortilla chips and baked sweet potato rounds to keep the dish healthier.
The best part of this meal is that it pairs well with just about anything! Whether you prefer an acidic white wine, fruity red blend, or robust beer alongside your food, there’s no wrong choice here. Lastly, don’t forget to garnish with fresh cilantro, sliced avocado or even some diced jalapenos for some additional Southwestern flair!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to making this vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo recipe, you can save time by prepping some of the ingredients ahead of time, such as dicing the potatoes and onion. If you want to make the hash part of the recipe ahead of time, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If you plan on reheating this dish, I suggest using the stovetop or microwave method. To reheat on the stovetop, add a little bit of oil or water to a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add the hash mixture. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. To reheat in the microwave, place a portion in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Be sure to stir halfway through.
If you want to use this recipe for meal prep, I recommend storing each component separately. Store the roasted potatoes and vegetables in one container and store the soyrizo in another container. You can also store leftover salsa in a small container or jar separately.
This dish makes for great leftovers as well! Store any leftovers in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. When ready to enjoy, simply reheat using one of the methods mentioned above.
Just remember that when reheating any meal, it’s important to make sure it is heated all the way through to ensure food safety. Enjoy your leftover chorizo potato hash as is or use it as a filling for tacos or quesadillas — you really can’t go wrong!
Tips for Perfect Results
Now that you have all the ingredients and steps to make the Vegetarian Potatoes and Soyrizo recipe, let me share with you some tips and tricks to get perfect results every time you make it.
1. Don’t overcook the potatoes: Overcooking the potatoes can make them mushy and affect the texture of the dish. To avoid this, cook them until they are tender but still hold their shape when mixed with other ingredients.
2. Use a well-seasoned skillet: The skillet’s seasoning is essential when cooking potatoes as it prevents sticking and gives them a nice crisp outer layer. Make sure you use a well-seasoned cast-iron or non-stick skillet to get evenly browned potatoes.
3. Let the soyrizo brown: When cooking soyrizo, let it brown for 2-3 minutes before stirring it. This will help develop that smoky flavor and give a nice texture to your dish.
4. Play around with the spices: If you like spicy food, add more red pepper flakes or smoked paprika. You can also experiment with different spice blends like cumin or chili powder to add depth of flavor.
5. Serve with your favorite toppings: The dish pairs well with various toppings like salsa, avocado, low-fat tortillas, or even roasted sweet potatoes. Create your own version of Vegan Chorizo Potato Tacos by adding your favorite additional toppings.
By following these tips and experimenting a bit with spices and toppings, you can personalize this recipe and create a comfortable breakfast hash for egg-free brunch or dinner loaded with plant-based protein that satisfies everybody’s meaty cravings!
As you cook and enjoy this vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo recipe, you may have some questions or doubts about the preparation, ingredients or serving suggestions. In this section, I have tried to address some common queries that people have about this recipe. Check out these frequently asked questions and my responses to clear any of your doubts and to make sure that your experience with this recipe is smooth and delicious.
Is Soyrizo healthier than chorizo?
If you’re looking for a good alternative to meat, TJ’s Soyrizo is a great option that both vegetarians and meat-eaters can enjoy. Not only does it offer nutritional benefits thanks to the soy protein, but it also has significantly less fat than traditional chorizo and contains no cholesterol.
Can vegetarians eat soy chorizo?
If you’re a fan of spicy chorizo sausage but prefer a meatless option, Trader Joe’s offers a vegetarian-friendly alternative with their Soy Chorizo.
Can Soyrizo be undercooked?
When it comes to cooking soy chorizo, it’s important not to rush the process. Even though it doesn’t require a lot of time on the stove, undercooking it can lead to a less-than-pleasant taste and texture. I recommend cooking it in a skillet over medium to high heat for five to 10 minutes until it’s uniformly browned. For added safety, ensure that the temperature of the chorizo reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.
Does soy chorizo get crispy?
When it comes to cooking soy chorizo, the process is straightforward and simple. The cooking time, however, may vary depending on the intended use. If you plan on using it as a topping, then a browned, crispy texture is ideal and can be achieved in about 5-7 minutes.
In conclusion, this vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy meal. With its simple ingredient list and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s especially great for those who are short on time but still want to enjoy a hearty and satisfying meal. The versatile nature of this recipe also means that you can easily tailor it to your specific dietary needs or preferences.
From incorporating sweet potatoes, using gluten-free soyrizo, to adding in different vegetables like mushrooms or spinach, the possibilities are endless. Plus, the dish can be served in so many different ways from potato tacos to quesadillas or as a topping for nachos.
Furthermore, with the fact that this recipe only uses a single tablespoon of olive oil, it is not only low in fat but also guilt-free. You can indulge in the spicy vegan chorizo potato hash without ever worrying about breaking your healthy diet habits.
Overall, this vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo recipe offers a healthier take on classic dishes as well as options for those who have special dietary restrictions without compromising flavor. So go ahead and give it a try- your taste buds (and your waistline) will thank you!
Vegetarian potatoes and soyrizo Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large potato
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 ounces soy chorizo
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1 large burrito size low-fat tortilla
- Section potato into quarters, then slice thin (1/16 inch).
- Finely chop garlic cloves.
- Dice onion and bell pepper.
- Put olive oil into large non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Add garlic and potatoes.
- Cook about 10 minutes, flipping potatoes with a spatula regularly, until the potatoes have started to turn"translucent".
- Add onions, bell peppers, soyrizo, and salsa to the pan.
- Cook about 10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your potatos.
- Put the tortilla on a plate, and serve the mixture from the pan on top of the tortilla.
- If you're not dieting, you can modify the recipe and add some guacamole or grated cheese at this point.
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