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Meatless Chorizo Couscous

Meatless Chorizo Couscous

Worthington Loma Linda now makes a convenient canned vegetarian chorizo that may be used to spice up some of your favorite dishes. The whole family will love this dish!

Serves 6-8. Prep: 10 minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes. Total time: 30 minutes.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (20 oz) can Loma Linda Spicy Chorizo
  • 1 (30 oz) can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 3 c vegetable broth
  • 2 c fine couscous
  • 1/2 c cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt (less if using salty broth)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil on a medium setting. Add onion; saute 3 minutes. Add garlic; saute another 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, chorizo, and black beans. Bring to simmer, stirring often.
  3. Stir in the broth, salt and pepper. Bring back to simmer.
  4. Lastly add the cilantro and couscous. Stir until simmering. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from flame, fluff with fork and allow to stand with cover on for 5 minutes. Serve hot with vegan or dairy sour cream and/or shredded cheese.

Note: I have used Loma Linda products for many years, and they are very convenient, delicious meat substitutes. Recently I received samples of new products from Loma Linda Foods, and I have used them in this recipe.

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