As someone who enjoys exploring the ever-expanding world of plant-based products and cuisine, I recently discovered Abbot’s Butcher Plant-Based Chorizo in my local Fresh Market supermarket. Although this product has been available for a few years, I’ve seen it more readily available recently in my area.
I decided the first thing I would make was tacos (and it wasn’t even Tuesday!) Who doesn’t love tacos?!
Other ideas that came to mind were to add it as a taco salad topping or scramble it with Just Egg for a protein-packed breakfast. For additional inspiration, please see our serving ideas below.
Abbot’s Butcher currently offers four products: plant-based chorizo, plant-based ground beef, plant-based chopped chick’n, and plant-based fajita chick’n. Their products are protein-rich, gluten-free, and non-GMO, with no preservatives, additives, or artificial colors.
A little back story regarding the company’s beginnings…Abbot’s Butcher Plant-Based Butcher is a women-owned company founded in 2016 by Kerry Song in Southern California. Kerry first introduced her products at farmer’s markets.
Abbot’s Butcher is named after the street Abbot Kinney, where Kerry was living when she started the business. The “butcher” part of the name comes from the company’s mission of “bringing craftsmanship and a high-quality, premium level to the plant-based meat category”.
Taco night with Abbot’s Plant-Based Chorizo! | Photo by Sue @ Vegan ShowOff
Ok, so let’s make tacos! I followed the package instructions, which suggested adding oil to a skillet over medium heat, adding the grounds, and sautéing until thoroughly browned (about 8-10 minutes). How easy is that?!
Meanwhile, I shredded some lettuce and diced some tomatoes and onions. We served it with salsa, slices of avocado, lime, shredded dairy-free Daiya Mexican cheese, and a side of Spanish rice.
In our house, we prefer hard-shelled tacos. It’s all about the crunch! However, this product would also be amazing on soft shell tortillas.
We thought the chorizo had a nice combination of flavors and spices without being overwhelming. If you like a little more spiciness, you can always add a little hot sauce right into the chorizo when heating or a little on top of your taco!
What does Abbot’s Plant-Based Chorizo taste like?
We found it to be a little dry as a taco filling alone. Next time we’ll add a taco sauce to the mix and maybe a little water to make it more moist for that particular purpose as a taco filling. Otherwise, to use it for other dishes it’s very tasty and satisfying all by itself.
How to cook Abbot’s Chorizo
Using a non-stick skillet, lightly coat with oil and heat to medium. Add the grounds and sauté until thoroughly browned, about 8-10 minutes.
These ideas showcase how vegan chorizo can be easily incorporated into various cuisines and meals, making it a convenient and flavorful option for those following a plant-based diet or anyone looking to reduce their meat intake.
Since it’s pre-crumbled, it makes an easy filling for tacos or burritos
You’ll find Abbot’s plant-based chorizo at Target, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, Natural Grocers, The Fresh Market, and other regional markets.
Online partners include GTFO it’s Vegan, Amazon Fresh and Instacart.
How much does Abbot’s Chorizo cost?
Abbot’s vegan chorizo costs an average of $7.99 for a 10oz package nationwide.
Abbot’s Chorizo Ingredients & Nutrition Facts
The ingredients are Filtered Water, Pea Protein, Tomato Paste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Onion Powder, Chili Powder (Chili Pepper, Cumin, Salt, Oregano, Garlic, Coriander), Spanish Smoked Paprika, Sea Salt, Garlic Powder, Ground Cumin, Vinegar, Black Pepper, Oregano, & Chipotle Peppers. See the back of the package photo below for the complete nutrition information.
Photo by Sue @ VeganShowOff
Would I buy it again?
Yes, I would definitely buy this Abbot’s chorizo again and look forward to making it using some of the serving ideas listed above. If you’ve tried this plant-based chorizo already, let us know what you thought of it below!
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