Homemade Mexican Chorizo Recipe

Homemade Mexican Chorizo Recipe

20 mins
Vadim Rachok
04.01.2024
04.01.2024
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I am sure you are going to love with this homemade chorizo recipe. It will allow you to prepare Mexican chorizo in just 20 minutes. Make colorful, flavored chorizo and add incredible flavor to your dishes. By making homemade chorizo, you can control the flavor of the sausage according to your preferences. You can also freeze it and have it on hand at any time.

Creating your own Mexican chorizo at home is a game-changer! This quick and flavorful recipe allows you to tailor the spice level to your liking. Enjoy the freedom of controlling every aspect of this classic sausage, adding a burst of authentic taste to your favorite dishes.

What is Mexican Chorizo?

Mexican chorizo is a highly spiced sausage that is used in many of the most popular Mexican dishes. You can find recipes for many different types of chorizo. Mexican-style chorizo is super flavorful. Unlike other types of chorizo, this one needs to be cooked before serving. It’s widely used in various dishes, including stews, soups, and tacos, and as a flavorful ingredient in many recipes.

How to make Mexican Chorizo

Homemade chorizo recipe ingredients

  • Ground pork, well chilled: In most chorizo recipes, pork is more traditionally used. 
  • White sugar: Add sugar to balance the flavors in the chorizo. It helps counteract the heat of the spices and adds a subtle note of sweetness.
  • ground New Mexico Chile: This variety of chile, with its mild to moderate heat and fruity, earthy flavor, gives chorizo a unique flavor.
  • Freshly ground black pepper: Black paper adds depth and warmth to the flavor of the seasoning.
  • Ground cumin: Cumin offers a distinctive warm and nutty flavor.
  • Red pepper flakes: Add red paper flakes to provide heat and flavor to the sausage.
  • Garlic, minced: Add garlic to provide sausage with aromatic flavor.
  • Salt: Salt not only engages the flavor of the chorizo but also acts as a preservative.
  • Water: It helps to bind the ingredients together and to balance the texture.
  • Dried oregano: Give the chorizo an earthy and herbal note by adding the oregano. 
  • Distilled white vinegar: Use the vinegar to balance flavors. Moreover, the vinegar acts as a preservative.

Mexican Chorizo Recipe DIY

How to make Mexico Chorizo?

  1. First of all, in a small bowl, combine the chile powder, vinegar, oregano, water, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, cumin, sugar, and pepper. Then, mix until the salt and sugar are dissolved in the liquids.
  2. Break up pork into a bowl. Pour in prepared spice mixture and knead thoroughly. Use immediately or refrigerate for 8 hours overnight to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Cook and stir in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes.

step by step Mexican Chorizo Recipe

Recipe tips

  • It is better to use pork for chorizo. You will get the best, most delicious chorizo if you use a ground pork shoulder or leg. Another popular meat for chorizo is beef.
  • Do not reduce chilling time in the refrigerator – it’s important to keep the meat very cold during grinding.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your liking, as chorizo is a highly seasoned Mexican sausage.

How to store chorizo?

Keep chorizo refrigerated in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag for up to 3-4 days. Also, you can freeze it, if you wish to store chorizo for a longer period. Properly stored, chorizo can stay good in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months.

Homemade Mexican Chorizo Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Chorizo Recipe: Mexican spiced sausage with bold chili flavor!
Homemade Mexican Chorizo Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 pound
The ingredients you need:
3 tablespoons ground New Mexico chile
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon water
3 cloves garlic, minced
¾ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
¾ teaspoon white sugar
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound ground pork, well chilled
Let’s start !
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1. In a small bowl, combine the chile powder, vinegar, oregano, water, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, cumin, sugar, and pepper. Mix until the salt and sugar are dissolved in the liquids.

2

2. Break up pork in a bowl. Pour in the spice mixture and knead thoroughly. Use immediately or refrigerate to let flavors meld, 8 hours to overnight.

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3. Cook and stir in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 355
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g31%
Saturated Fat 9g44%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 482mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 30g 
Vitamin C 12mg61%
Calcium 54mg4%
Iron 2mg13%
Potassium 484mg10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For optimal flavor, let the chorizo mixture marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. This enhances the infusion of spices, delivering a richer taste to your homemade chorizo. Perfect for those who appreciate an extra kick in their Mexican cuisine!

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