Pinto Bean + Soy Chorizo Tacos

Soy chorizo sausage adds spice and texture without a processed "fake meat" flavor. These Pinto Bean + Soy Chorizo Tacos will be a hit at Cinco De Mayo.

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Soy chorizo sausage is a favorite among VT staffers because it adds spice and texture without a processed “fake meat” flavor. Queso fresco is a crumbly, mild Mexican cheese. Look for it near the refrigerated salsas or next to Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. See also Tacos Three Ways: Spice Up Mexican Food for Any Diet



  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 small red onion, divided: half of onion diced, half sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 4 oz. soy chorizo sausage, such as Soyrizo
  • 1 10-oz. can diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 2 15-oz. cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco or grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Wrap tortillas in foil, and place in oven to warm.
  2. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion, and sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Crumble soy sausage into pan, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in diced tomatoes, and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Stir in beans, and cook 2 minutes more, or until beans are warmed through.
  3. To assemble tacos: Fill tortillas with 3 Tbs. bean mixture. Top with sliced onions, avocado, cheese, and cilantro. Serve with salsa and hot sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 6
  • Calories 366
  • Carbohydrate Content 48 g
  • Cholesterol Content 7 mg
  • Fat Content 13 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 10 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 807 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g