Saturday, June 9, 2012

Veggie Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

I just love it when you find a new product that knocks your socks off!  My hat's off to Helen of Helen's Kitchen. Her Veggie Chorizo is stellar! I cannot wait to find many more uses for it.

I am not normally a big fan of "fake"meats but this is really something special. It is nicely spiced and extremely flavorful. Having never had "real" Chorizo I cannot tell you how it compares to that but honestly, who cares? This stuff is great!

Veggie Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

~24 large button mushrooms, stems removed
1 package Veggie Chorizo
1 small red onion, chopped fine
1/4 green pepper, chopped fine
1/4 red pepper, chopped fine
4 oz vegan cream cheese
2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
t tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking oli spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Over medium heat add olive oil to a skillet.  Add the onions and peppers, season with salt and pepper and sweat until the onions start to soften and turn translucent.  Add the veggie chorizo (make sure you take it out of the casing first).  Heat, stirring occasionally for about six or seven minutes.

Put veggie chorizo mixture into a bowl and add the vegan cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is very well incorporated.

On a baking sheet place the mushroom caps face up and fill each with some of the veggie chorizo mixture.  Sprinkle the panko on top and lightly mist with cooking oil spray.

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Serve immediately.


  1. There's a few really nice vegan chorizo-type things out there at the moment. Trader Joe's is really good, as is Viana's. As you say, how much like real chorizo they are, who knows and who cares - they just taste good!