These vegan Soy Chorizo and Tofu Breakfast Tacos are spicy and satisfying. They are a perfect way to start your day!
Here in Tucson I see a lot of chorizo con huevos served for breakfast, which means sausage with eggs. Mexican chorizo is a spicy sausage. Sometimes I see potato or "papa" thrown into the mix.
Today, I have made a vegan version of this traditional Mexican breakfast, in the form of Soy Chorizo and Tofu Breakfast Tacos.
To make these soy chorizo tacos a little healthier and more colorful, I added in some red pepper and spinach. I didn't add any seasonings because the soy chorizo has plenty of spices.
I like to eat this by itself, but thought it would look better in taco form. I also like to eat it with vegan sour cream.
I have seen this dish (both vegan and not) served with salsa. Here in Tucson, I have heard that eating it with salsa is offensive to the cook, because the soy chorizo has plenty of spices and should be eaten on its own.
I personally thought it did not need salsa, but I also know that once my recipe goes out into the ether, I have no control over how it is eaten. So, however you eat this, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It is perfect for cold Winter months when you crave a hot breakfast!
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Potato: You could use a Russet potato, Yukon Gold potato, a red potato, or even sweet potato.
- Tofu: I used firm tofu, but you could also use extra firm tofu.
- Olive oil: To cook the tofu, veggies, and soy chorizo in.
- Red pepper: I used red bell pepper. You could also use yellow, orange or green bell peppers.
- Soy chorizo: I used store-bought soy chorizo (AKA soyrizo). Use your favorite brand or use homemade.
- Spinach: You could also use kale or another green.
- Tortillas: I used corn tortillas when I made this, but since found I have an intolerance to corn. Siete makes a bunch of tortillas that are free of the most common allergens.
- Vegan sour cream: Balances out the spiciness of the tacos. It's optional.
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- Place chopped potato into a saucepan. Add cold water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender and let cool.
- Heat olive oil in a pan and add tofu. Cook until starting to brown.
- Add chopped red pepper. Cook until crisp tender.
- Add soy chorizo and chopped potato. Cook for a few minutes more.
- Add the spinach. Cook until wilted.
- Warm the tortillas on the stovetop or in a dry skillet (without oil). You can also warm them at 20 second intervals in the microwave.
- Spoon the soy chorizo mixture into warm tortillas.
I recommend assembling these tacos right before serving. The soy chorizo mixture will last 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
- I did not add salt and pepper because the soy chorizo has a ton of spices. If you use homemade soy chorizo or your soy chorizo brand doesn't have a lot of seasoning, add salt and pepper.
- Customize this to your liking! If you don't want tofu, make soy chorizo potato tacos. If it need some extra spice because you didn't buy a spicy soyrizo, go for it.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Sliced avocado or guacamole
- Pico de gallo
- Vegan cheese
- Fresh cilantro
- Black beans or pinto beans
- Refried beans
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Soy Chorizo and Tofu Breakfast Tacos
- Put chopped potato in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until tender. Drain the water and let the potato cool. Once cooled, peel and cut into small chunks.
- Heat olive oil in a pan and add tofu. Cook until tofu starts to brown.
- Add chopped red pepper and cook until crisp tender.
- Add soy chorizo and chopped potato and cook for several minutes more.
- Add spinach and cook until wilted.
- Warm the tortillas on the stovetop or in a dry skillet (without oil). You can also warm them at 20 second intervals in the microwave. Spoon some of the mixture into warm tortillas and serve with vegan sour cream.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.