Chipotle is testing a meatless chorizo alternative in two markets


Chipotle Plant-Based Chorizo

Chipotle new plant-based chorizo.

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Thursday that the burrito chain is testing meat-free chorizo in Indianapolis and Denver.

The plant-based chorizo would be the company’s first new meatless protein option since it added tofu-based sofritas in 2014.

Like Beyond Meat’s products, Chipotle’s meatless chorizo will use pea protein as its base, with ancho chili and chipotle peppers, tomato paste, garlic, paprika and olive oil to add flavor. According to Chipotle, the meat substitute contains 20 grams of protein per serving and is made without grains, gluten or soy.

Chipotle hasn’t had the best luck with chorizo so far. The chain began…


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