Food Network Monthly Cookalong – Sloppy Jose with Chorizo, Charred Poblanos and Avocado Crema

I’ve been looking forward to making something for this months cookalong theme of sandwiches. The problem though, was that my copy of Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day arrived this month, and there are so many fantastic sandwich recipes in it that I found it difficult to try something else and not just repeat all the tests I made for this book. (If you’re in Europe report back because I’ll be holding a giveaway for a copy soon).

I’d never heard of Sandwich King because we don’t get it here; in fact, we haven’t even had that series of Next Food Network Star yet, but I don’t think the winner will come as much of a surprise when we do :). I decided I’d make one of his dishes, and I’d recently bought a different chorizo to try so it was quite an easy decision.

The recipe was very easy to veganise using the store bought chorizo. I used some Tesco white melty cheese for the dairy cheese but couldn’t really taste it so I don’t think I’d bother with that again. I used Tofutti sour cream, so it was all very quick to make after work. The chorizo was OK in this recipe but I wouldn’t buy it again; it was a bit dry and I prefer to make the version in Viva Vegan. The lime in the avocado crema was a touch overpowering but that can often happen when you don’t specify a quantity of lime juice as they can produce astonishingly different amounts of juice. We can’t get poblanos here so I did what I usually do and used green peppers and some jalapeno.

This was overall a very tasty and easy to make sandwich which we enjoyed, but I think we’ve been spoilt by the sandwiches I made from Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day, which were a lot better!



4 thoughts on “Food Network Monthly Cookalong – Sloppy Jose with Chorizo, Charred Poblanos and Avocado Crema

  1. I’m a recent transplant to England (Boston/Sleaford) so I definitely appreciate any brand and product feedback since I don’t have loads of cash to toss about willy nilly. I do strangely want a sandwich now even though it’s quite late . . .

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