Today, I turn the focus of unResolution month from comfort foods (with a minor deviation into cookies) to straight vegetarian/vegan food that also happens to be ridiculously bad for you. Because, after all I did become veg for the health benefits. 🙂
Vegan Soyrizo Taquitos
This is one of my all-time favorite vegan meals. Taquitos are small tubes of tortilla that have been rolled with flavorful, (usually Mexican-inspired) filling. Usually it’s beef, but sometimes chicken or chorizo. Once the rolling is done, the whole thing is tossed into a deep fryer and made extra delicious because everything is better when fried.
Of course, if this weren’t unResolution month I would say roll them, stick them with a toothpick and bake them with a light coating of olive oil. But this is unResolution month and you must fry!!!
Oh, and if you are wondering what Soyrizo is…it’s a soy based chorizo meat alternative. I actually like it better than a lot of real chorizo that I have had because it is not nearly as oily. Still, it’s kind of grainy, so it works best hidden a dish.
Making the Soyrizo Taquitos
Taquito construction is very simple and this recipe is no different.
You will need:
- 1 tube of soyrizo
- 1/2 cup vegan sour cream (1/2 cup cashew cream cheese or 1/4 cup hemp or soy milk)
- 12 small flour tortillas
- oil for frying
- Salsa, guacamole, or vegan shreds for topping
Mix the soyrizo and vegan sour cream until well incorporated.
Put a heaping tablespoon on a tortilla and cover it with the filling.
Start at one end and begin rolling the tortilla (like a cigar or like a burrito with open ends.)
Heat the oil to 350 degrees (or medium high flame on the skillet.) Fry the taquitos for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with salsa, guacamole, or vegan cheese and enjoy!
BTW…I have a non-vegan version with a guac recipe on my Soyrizo Taquitos recipe.