Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

From: 500 Vegan Recipes. Quick, simple, and so easy to throw together on a weeknight! Many of the wonderful vegan chorizo recipes I've tried need to be prepared, kneaded, and then steamed for 30-40 minutes, so this is a nice quick way to add a little spicy flair to your dishes. Throw some of these crumbles in with your beans and rice, chilli, tacos or tofu scrambles. They are also great as a topping for a "taco" pizza, or mixed into cheesy pasta for a 'Chilli Mac' type dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the gluten, yeast, salt, cumin, cayenne, paprika, chili, and onion.
  2. Pour water, vinegar, ketchup, and oil on top, stir with a fork and start using your fingertips to turn into small crumbles.
  3. Start frying the chorizo in a large non stick pan on medium-high heat, stirring constantly for 8 minutes, or until browned up.
Most Helpful

Amazing! I used this in a taco shell with sauteed kale, sweet onion, and red pepper and a little cheese and salsa. SO GOOD! I made sure to really brown the crumbles for a tad longer even than 8 minutes. Beats meat, WAY more flavor!

larue816 March 21, 2013

Really Good and so EASY. This was my first attempt at making seitan and I'm really happy with the results. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was because I felt there was way too much Vinegar. The vinegar almost blew out my palate. Personally I would cut the amount by half (at least). In fact, I thought maybe there was a typo in the recipe and it should have read 2 teaspoons not 2 tablespoons, but I don't know. Everyone is different. Overall I want to say THANK YOU for this recipe.

VelvetPie March 30, 2013

I love these so much. Easy, delicious and addicting.

Lovaskon April 06, 2011