Soyrizo Potato Tacos (made with soy chorizo) are vegan and gluten-free. They are easy and delicious to make for Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, or any day of the week!
Do you ever put roasted potatoes in your tacos? I've been doing it for years in favorites like Vegan Potato Tacos with Massaged Kale. However, this recipe takes the potatoes and adds another layer of flavor and texture by adding soy chorizo, otherwise known as soyrizo.
My friends and family love these tacos. In fact, when I've served them to omnivores, they couldn't believe they weren't eating meat!
While I've never tried traditional chorizo, many people tell me they enjoy soy chorizo better.
Soyrizo is easy to find in most supermarkets. I've purchased it everywhere from Trader Joe's to Albertsons (Safeway) to Whole Foods. It's usually sold in 12 ounce packages.
All you need to do is remove it from the plastic wrap and heat it in a pan. One of the most popular ones I see is El Burrito Soyrizo.
It's affordable and can easily serve four to six people. And the Trader Joe's version is even cheaper. It has a similar taste, but it's a lot less greasy.
Of course, soyrizo isn't what I would consider a low-fat food on its own, but we're combining it with potatoes and only using a relatively small amount for each taco. It provides an incredible flavor from spices such as garlic, chilies, and paprika.
Making these tacos is easy.
It's not necessary to use any oil when you saute the soyrizo. I find it helpful to use a non-stick pan, but you don't need to if you prefer to avoid them.
For the potatoes, you can either roast them in the oven, or do what I did and prepare them in an Air Fryer. I love using the air fryer, especially in the summer, because then the house doesn't get too hot from using the oven.
In fact, ever since I got an air fryer, I rarely use the oven. I highly recommend them!
As far as toppings go, the sky is the limit. I really love topping these tacos with guacamole. The cool avocado balances out the spicy filling.
I also add tomatoes and lettuce. Other options include diced onions, chopped black olives, and shredded cabbage. And, of course, hot sauce, if you like your tacos extra spicy.
In addition, the potato-soyrizo filling is delicious in a taco salad. I love using the leftovers this way. If there are any, that is.
Soyrizo Potato Tacos (Vegan)
- 1 ½ pounds yellow potatoes, (such as Yukon Gold) or white or red, cut into small chunks
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- salt, (to taste) optional
- 12 ounces soyrizo, (soy chorizo)
- 12 corn tortillas, (warmed)
- shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacamole, etc., for serving
- Combine the cut potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt. Using your hands, toss to coat.
- Oven method: Preheat oven to 425 F. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 25-30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and slightly browned, flipping them after about 15 minutes.
- Air Fryer method: Air fry the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes at 390 degrees (or according to the manufacturer's instructions). Shake to toss after 10 minutes.
- While the potatoes are cooking, saute the soyrizo in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until heated through.
- Add the potatoes to the pan with the soyrizo. Toss well to coat.
- To make each taco, add some of the soyrizo-potato filling to the center of each tortilla. Add your favorite toppings and serve immediately.
Nutritional information is an estimation only.
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