This Spicy Vegan Chorizo Skillet recipe is a plant based spinoff of a recipe I’ve been making for years now, the cheeseburger skillet.¬†

The flavors in this recipe are a little mind blowing, to be honest. It’s like you took a delicious vegan burger, added spicy soy chorizo, held the bun, and added sweet potato fries on the side. Does that sound like something you’d order at a restaurant? Yeah, me too. Which is why I knew this skillet dish had to be created.

Ya’ll have asked for more easy and healthy weeknight meals, and this one couldn’t be any easier or any more delicious.

If you haven’t tried vegan chorizo (also known as soyrizo), I encourage you to give it a go at least just once. You might be really surprised at just how delicious and filling it is. If you’re babystepping your way to a more plant based diet (which doesn’t have to mean fully vegetarian or vegan, fyi), something like this dish might just be your new meat-free Monday go-to! Just be sure to always choose organic when it comes to anything made from soy.

Tip: roast the sweet potato cubes during your weekly meal prep work to help cut down on the time it will take to assemble this dish when it’s go-time. You can store roasted sweet potato in a covered container in your refrigerator for about 5 or 6 days.

SPICY VEGAN CHORIZO SKILLET

Ingredients:

  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 12-oz packages organic soy chorizo (I like the El Burrito brand)
  • 4 cups roasted sweet potato cubes
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • Nutritional yeast flakes for topping, if desired

Make:

Heat a dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add the red pepper and soy chorizo, using a wooden spoon to break up the chorizo. Sauté for about 6 minutes or until the pepper starts to soften.

Add the roasted sweet potato cubes and the spinach to the skillet and mix well with the other ingredients. Allow the spinach to just start to wilt, for about 3 or 4 minutes, and remove from the heat. Top with the sliced green onions and nutrition yeast flakes if desired.

Makes 4-6 servings.

If you like this simple and healthy weekday recipe and you’d like to learn how to cook more simple and healthy foods at home, be sure to check out my Meal Prep 101 video tutorial guides. This video tutorial series will take you from overwhelmed and stressed out by healthy eating, to calm and creative healthy home cook.

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