Easy Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con papas, or sometimes called papas con chorizo, is an incredibly easy Mexican dish that you can use to make tacos, tortas, gorditas, and so many more delicious foods.

Chorizo con Papas or Mexican chorizo sausage with potatoes

Chorizo con Papas

This is a classic Mexican dish that you’ll find all over the country. It’s one of the easiest meals you can prepare and have a delicious meal on the table in no time. Or you could also use it for countless Mexican dishes, see the recipe list at the bottom of this page.

Chorizo con papas means a mild crumbly, reddish Mexican sausage and potatoes.

Of course here we’re talking about vegan chorizo or also called soyrizo. You can use your favorite brand. I live in Mexico so the ones here aren’t available elsewhere. You may need to try a few to find the one you love most.

I would suggest reading the ingredients list for making sure that the red color comes from the chiles (or sometimes annatto) and not food coloring — which isn’t vegan!

Chorizo con Papa Ingredients

Ingredients You’ll Need

The ingredients are incredibly simple and easy to get.

  • vegan chorizo (aka soyrizo) either store-bought or homemade
  • potatoes cut into tiny small bite size pieces
  • onion
  • garlic
  • salt
  • oil (I use olive oil for health reasons)

As I previously mentioned, use your favorite brand of vegan chorizo. For the potatoes I prefer russet but those aren’t available where I live so I use Yukon gold or yellow potatoes.

Raw vegan chorizo

How to Cook Vegan Papas con Chorizo

This recipe is so easy and cooks quickly so do have all of your ingredients ready to use.

Some people just cook the chorizo and sausage together, I like to sauté some onion and garlic to give the dish a bit more flavor.

Once you have everything chopped then you can begin with boiling or airfrying the potato bits to cook them. Or you can sauté them until they’re soft.

Step #1: Prepare The Potatoes

The first step after chopping up the potato bits, it’s to boil them until they begin just to soften. Drain and set aside.

Sautéing garlic with olive oil

Step #2: Sauté The Onion

In a very large pan heat up the oil then add the chopped onion. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and sauté until soft and translucent.

Sauteing onion and garlic

Step #3: Add The Garlic

Once the onion is nice and soft you can add the minced garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Stir now and then to prevent it from burning.

Cooking chorizo with onions, vegan chorizo.

Step #4: Add The Chorizo

Now you’re ready to add the vegan chorizo. Mix until it’s completely combined with the cooked onion and garlic. Sauté until the chorizo is nice and crispy. If you don’t like it a little crispy then just cook for about 8 minutes or less.

Cooking papas con chorizo or vegan chorizo con papas

Step #5: Add The Potato

Now you’re going to add the boiled potato pieces. Mix until well combined with the chorizo mixture.

Step #6: Season and Sauté

Once everything is well combined you can sprinkle in some more salt. Give the ingredients another good mix. Sauté for 10 more minutes.

Step #7: Taste & Serve

After the 10 minutes, you can carefully taste the chorizo con papas and see if it needs more salt or not. If so add it slowly because remember you can’t remove the saltiness!

Shortcuts

You can use frozen or canned potatoes instead. I prefer fresh and to cut down the cooking time I’ll boil them or cook in the air fryer a few minutes before mixing with the chorizo.

Vegan chorizo con papas

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Chorizo Take to Cook

Soyrizo or vegan chorizo takes just a few minutes to cook. It really mostly depends on the texture you want it to have. If you are like me and like a crispier texture then you’ll leave it a bit longer.

How do You Know When Chorizo is Done

Vegan chorizo isn’t raw so you’re not going to notice a dramatic change in texture or color like you do with pork chorizo. It takes just a few minutes to heat it through, a little longer to get a crispier texture.

How to Store Leftovers

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days for optimum freshness. You could also freeze the leftovers. But notice that the potato’s texture may change a bit. Defrost and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Spanish vs Mexican Chorizo

Spanish chorizo is a different type of sausage. So while you could use it, this wouldn’t be the same dish.
Spanish chorizo is a firm, cured sausage whereas Mexican chorizo is a raw crumbly sausage. The spices are also completely different, as is the taste.

How to Eat Papas con Chorizo

You can eat chorizo con papas on it’s own and served with some salsa and warm tortillas.

Or you could use it to make tacos, pambazos, sopes or gorditas. Also to fill quesadillas, empanadas or burritos…so many options.

Mexican Chorizo Recipes (Vegan and Vegetarian)

Below are some delicious recipes in which you can cook vegan chorizo.

Chorizo con Papas or Mexican chorizo sausage with potatoes
Chorizo con Papas or Mexican chorizo sausage with potatoes

Chorizo con Papas or Papas con Chorizo Made Vegan

MexicanMadeMeatless.com & Nancy Lopez-McHugh
Chorizo con papas, or sometimes called papas con chorizo, is an incredibly easy Mexican dish that you can use to make tacos, tortas, gorditas, and so many more delicious foods.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course main, tacos, vegan
Cuisine Mexican, vegan
Servings 6
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion roughly chopped into small pieces
  • 4 whole garlic cloves finely minced
  • 14 oz vegan chorizo or 400 grams
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled, cut into bitesize pieces & boiled until tender
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste

Instructions
 

  • The first step after chopping up the potato bits, it’s to boil them until they begin just to soften. Drain and set aside.
    Chorizo con Papa Ingredients
  • In a very large pan heat up the oil then add the chopped onion. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and sauté until soft and translucent.
    Sautéing garlic with olive oil
  • Once the onion is nice and soft you can add the minced garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Stir now and then to prevent it from burning.
    Sauteing onion and garlic
  • Now you’re ready to add the vegan chorizo. Mix until it’s completely combined with the cooked onion and garlic. Sauté until the chorizo is nice and crispy. If you don’t like it a little crispy then just cook for about 8 minutes or less.
    Cooking vegan chorizo
  • Now you’re going to add the boiled potato pieces. Mix until well combined with the chorizo mixture.
    Cooking papas con chorizo
  • Once everything is well combined you can sprinkle in some more salt. Give the ingredients another good mix. Sauté for 10 more minutes.
    Papas con chorizo made vegan
  • After the 10 minutes, you can carefully taste the chorizo con papas and see if it needs more salt or not. If so add it slowly because remember you can’t remove the saltiness!
    Cooking papas con chorizo or vegan chorizo con papas

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Notes

Please note that the calories will depend on the brand of vegan chorizo you use!

This vegan chorizo con papas can be used as filling for tacos and any of your favorite Mexican dishes.

SHORTCUTS

You can use frozen or canned potatoes instead. I prefer fresh and to cut down the cooking time I’ll boil them or cook in the air fryer a few minutes before mixing with the chorizo.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servingsCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 12gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 863mgPotassium: 644mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 3mg
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The chorizos and papa looks amazing! We ate this a lot in my household, and I am excited to try it with my own vegan twist to it.

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