- 1 8oz package Upton's Naturals Chorizo Seitan
- 2 tsp olive oil (canola is okay, too)
- 1/4 C crushed tomato (no basil, please)
- 1/2 tsp fresh garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tsp fresh jalapeño, chopped
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Egg Replacer
- 1/4 C your favorite melty vegan cheese
- 1 pinch of salt
- oil for pan-frying
- 3 C soy milk
- 2 C cornmeal, medium grind
- 1 C unbleached flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp Egg Replacer
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar (or 1 tablespoon sugar)
- 1 tsp salt
- oil for pan-frying
- 1/2 C maple syrup
- 1 tsp finely diced jalapeño
- In a food processor, combine the Chorizo Seitan, olive oil, crushed tomato, garlic, jalapeño and liquid smoke, and pulse 'til ground. Transfer to a mixing bowl, then add in the Egg Replacer, vegan cheese and salt. Mix well, then create tablespoon-size patties (the batter will be slightly loose, but will tighten up when heated).
- 2. Place a pan over medium-high heat and pour in enough oil to lightly coat (approximately 1 tablespoon for a medium size pan). Once hot, add the patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until brown. Set aside.
- Next, heat the soy milk in a sauce pan until it boils. While soy milk is heating, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, Egg Replacer, agave and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour the milk over the dry mixture and mix well to form a thick batter (it should look like a thin oatmeal).
- Heat a pan with oil like you just did for the patties, and pour the batter to make pancakes. Once poured, lightly press a patty into the center of each cake, then top with more batter to hide the patty.
- After 3-4 minutes, the edges will start to brown, and that's how you know it's time to flip. Unlike traditional pancakes, the batter doesn't really bubble to indicate doneness.
- Once flipped, cook for another minute. Coincidentally, a minute is all you need to prepare the syrup! Imagine that. Simply puree the maple syrup with the jalapeño until the mixture is nice and uniform - maple-ly with little green bits.
- Flip your pancakes onto a plate, pour with syrup, and enjoy the best savory-sweet breakfast, lunch or dinner you've had since you started on that mustache (which I hear takes awhile when it's not sent to you in the mail).
Then, all that's left is the eatin' part. Surprise! There's your chorizo patty! He was there all along.