Friday, January 2, 2015

One-Pot Taco Chili Mac

Happy New Year everyone. I can't get over the fact it's 2015. For New Years day we had the traditional black-eyed peas, turnip greens, hot pepper sauce and cornbread. Ummmm guess what we're having for dinner tonight. Leftovers!

I made this was an amazing dish the last few days of 2014. I found the original over at SkinnyTaste and knew I wanted to make this one pot wonder vegan. I had some Tofurky Chorizo thawed in the frig and substituted a few other ingreidents to make this a vegan delight. I LOVED this dish. I will definitely be a make-again. Also, Jack loved that it all cooked in one pot so there were very few dishes to wash. The leftovers are amazing as well.
  • 1 package Tofurky Chorizo
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 package reduced-sodium taco seasoning (or homemade) 
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (10 oz) rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 14.5 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 
  • 1/2 can  refried black beans
  • 15-oz no-chicken chicken broth (I used Better Than Bouillion)
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 8 oz elbow pasta
  • 3/4 cup Daiya cheddar shreds
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro, chopped, chopped scallions

Heat a large Dutch oven or pot with a fitted lid over medium-high heat and spray with oil, add the onions, garlic, pepper and taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water; cook 2-3 minutes.

Add the canned tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, chorizo, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Adjust salt to taste.  

Stir in the uncooked pasta and simmer uncovered over medium heat until al dente, according to package directions.

Remove the pot from heat and top with the cheese, cover and let sit for about 2-3 minutes, until the cheese melts. Serve immediately garnished with fresh cilantro and scallions.


  1. Nice Work, We love the clever way to incorporate the Tofurky Chorizo! Did you know it's also Gluten-free? Drop us a copy of your recipe and your mailing address to and we'll send you some free coupons. xoxoxo The Tofurky Team.

    1. When I saw this comment I was so stoked!!!! I've sent the recipe as a pdf with my snail mail addy. Whoopie!!!!