My meat-eating husband quickly devoured the soft corn tortilla tacos I made with this filling. The texture was very “meaty”, and could fool many non-soy eaters. I mixed in a half a cup of organic black beans while heating, and had some diced tomatoes and lettuce ready. The flavor was mellow, rich with tomatoes and a pleasant blend of spices. It was on the mild side, which I always prefer products to be. It is easy to heat something up with jalapenos and hot sauce, but taming an overly spicy product is usually an uphill battle. The taco seasoning we make at home contains more ground cumin for flavor, which I prefer, but I enjoyed the SoyTaco nonetheless. I do agree that it works well in tacos, and would be a great vegan meal-helper for burritos, enchiladas, and Mexican pizza.
- Pros: Low fat; Vegan; Quick and easy; Good mild flavor
- Cons: A bit “saucy”
- Vegans Serving Meat-Eaters
- A Dinner Short Cut
- Mexican Food Fans
Where to Buy:
- In Stores – In Natural Food Grocers throughout the U.S., see El Burrito for a store locator
The Facts on El Burrito
Certifications: El Burrito is Kosher and made with non-GMO soy, but does not appear to be certified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, El Burrito is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the El Burrito website at elburrito.com.