Chorizo has been in the Hispanic and Latin American gastronomy for centuries. There is evidence that chorizo first appeared in the sixteenth century in Spain, but over the centuries it has become a base ingredient of cuisines such as Argentine or Mexican. Chorizo can be eaten in tacos, grilled, as a snack or even added to stews and soups. It is a really versatile and very tasty ingredient.
If you’re a meat lover, sausages and cold cuts, chorizo has surely been present in your table more than once. But in this chorizo from Trader Joe’s there is a trick that will surprise you but that, if they don’t tell you, you don’t realize that it is a sausage different from all the others. What is the secret? Keep reading, I’m telling you the secret.
Trader Joe’s chorizo, a customer favorite
As I have told you in other articles and reviews, Trader Joe’s has a Hall of Fame and some Costumers Choice Awards, in which only an exclusive selection of the top products of the grocery chain enters. In the 2022 Hall of Fame list, one of the most interesting chorizos that I have tried slipped in and, if you have read me before, you will know that I am a fan of TJ’s for its unique and particular products that you will not find anywhere else.
This is the Soy Chorizo from Trader Joe’s that, I have to admit, I took by mistake believing that it was a normal chorizo but, when I prepared it in tacos, it surprised me even more. Are you a meat lover? This sausage is for you. Are you vegan? It’s for you, too.
The secret of this product is that it is totally meat-free but, despite this, you don’t even realize that it is a vegan and gluten-free chorizo. To try this chorizo, you have to put aside all the prejudices of vegan food (not only lettuce they eat): it is loaded with an intense flavor seasoned with a mixture of paprika, sea salt, vinegar, red pepper and garlic powder to give it just the right amount of bold and fearless sensations.
In addition to that umami dance in your mouth, Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo is 100% cholesterol-free and has 60% less fat than a traditional chorizo. Add it to scrambled eggs and make a quick breakfast burrito. Or sauté it with oven-roasted potato wedges for an intriguing brunch-time side dish that will make your guests rave.
If you like it Argentine style, throw it in your next barbecue and give it that typical salty flavor of a chorizo in a Buenos Aires barbecue.