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Vegan Soyrizo Tacos

There's such a stigma of being vegan! Unless you are actually vegan, the immediate assumption is that vegan food is disgusting or doesn't compare to actual meat. The latter is true. Meat is meat, and there's no way to actually replicate the exact taste (like with anything else). However, vegan food can be tasty if you know where to find it or even make it at home.

While I was in LA recently, I went to Gracias Madre, a plant-based Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood. (Apparently, there's one in SF, which I'm eager to try soon). I didn't know what to expect, but I was actually very surprised and pleased by everything I ate. The dishes were fresh, hearty, flavorful, and visually vibrant. Gracias Madre was definitely my inspiration for creating my own version of Vegan Soyrizo Tacos at home.

Next time, I plan to make my own corn tortillas at home! Stay tuned for that...

Vegan Soyrizo Tacos

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Yields: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 white onion (diced)

  • 1 avocado (cubed)

  • 1 lime

  • 1 can of refried black beans (~15 oz)

  • 2 soyrizo "sausage" (~12 oz)

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • Handful of cilantro (chopped) (*Note: I used parsley since I don't prefer cilantro)

  • Olive oil

Directions:

  • Dice and cube your onion and avocado, and set aside.

  • In a large pan, heat up olive oil on medium heat. Add onions and sauté until fragrant but not all the way cooked.

  • Remove soyrizo from casing and add to the pan. Mix all ingredients evenly together. Turn off stove.

  • Place separate small pot over medium high heat. Add refried black beans. Stir until beans are evenly warm.

  • Have warm tortillas ready (by pan or oven). Spread refried black beans over the tortilla. Add soyrizo, avocados, cilantro, and optional hot sauce*. Squeeze lime juice over.

 

*For optional quick at-home hot sauce, mix together the following ingredients. Adjust ingredients based on preferred taste:

  • Tomato sauce

  • Paprika

  • Cumin

  • Sugar

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • White vinegar

  • Chili powder

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