The Best Recipes with Chorizo Sausage
We can't get enough of this spicy pork sausage. Chorizo is a favorite in Mexican and Spanish dishes, but we also sneak it into everything from burgers to breakfast scrambles. Just a little of this highly seasoned sausage adds big flavor to so many foods we love. At the grocery store, look for Mexican chorizo (flavored with chile peppers and vinegar) or Spanish chorizo (smoked sausage flavored with garlic and smoked paprika). Check out this list of some of our very favorite Chirozo Recipes.
Toasted pine nuts combine with crumbled chorizo sausage, fresh basil, chopped tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Toss this savory mixture with hot farfalle pasta, and dress it up with oil and vinegar.
Tortilla Chorizo Scramble
This simple scramble stars pan-crisped chorizo, pepper jack cheese, and tortilla strips. Chef John says, "This chilaquiles-inspired tortilla chorizo scramble is a great way to dress up high-fiber, whole wheat tortillas."
Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken with Cheese Grits and Chorizo Reduction
In this flavorful fusion dish, Mexico meets the American South, as marinated spicy chicken is oven-fried and combined with creamy cheese grits and a chorizo reduction. "This chicken and chorizo dish is a Southern favorite with a spicy Mexican twist," says My Hot Southern Mess.
Baked Sweet Potato Skins
Sweet potato skins are loaded with a spicy chorizo and cheese filling, baked crispy, and served with green salsa. You'll love the "sweet-heat combination." Beanie VanBuskirk says, "It’s definitely a nice change from regular potato skins."
Squash Blossom Chile Relleno with Walnut Cream Sauce
Here's an elegant offering! Stuff poblano chiles with chorizo sausage and squash blossoms, then deep fry and serve with a walnut cream sauce.
Sloppy Joe Sandwich Filling
The traditional sloppy Joe gets a Mexican makeover with this tangy, flavorful upgrade featuring extra-lean ground beef and crumbled chorizo sausage.
Make-Ahead Sweet Potato and Chorizo Breakfast Burritos
"The sweetness from the sweet potatoes is the perfect complement to the spicy chorizo inside these make-ahead burritos," says France C. "Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze. Take one out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight for a quick breakfast idea!"
This creamy baked chorizo fundido makes an easy and impressive party snack. "Garnish with chopped tomato and green onion and serve with tortilla chips," says Chef John.
Easy Chorizo Street Tacos
Ready in 20 minutes. These 5-ingredients chorizo sausage tacos are topped with cilantro and onion. "I loved these tacos! But then again, I love anything and everything with Mexican Chorizo," says Yoly. "I like the concept of dipping the tortilla in the chorizo grease. A little messy but delicious."
Chorizo Ragu with Spiralized Mexican Squash
"A twist on Mexican Spaghetti using spiralized Mexican squash with chorizo, diced tomatoes, and crushed red pepper flakes," says bd.weld.
Chorizo Steamed Clams
"I have always called these chorizo steamed clams 'Spanish Clams,' since it seems like there's some variation of this on every Spanish restaurant menu I've ever seen," says Chef John. "Sometimes they use beer, or white wine, or sherry; and many varieties of clams can be used. But the common denominator is the spicy, Spanish-style chorizo. I like to serve steamed clams with grilled bread."
Papas con Chorizo (Mexican Chorizo and Potatoes)
"The bold, delicious flavors of this traditional Mexican dish are sure to become your new favorite breakfast," says France C. "Top with a fried or poached egg, or serve inside corn tortillas. I like to top mine with Cotija cheese, cilantro, and hot sauce, with a side of avocado."
Italian ravioli gets a Chinese and Mexican makeover. Wonton wrappers are stuffed with chorizo sausage, cilantro, garlic, cumin, ricotta, and Mexican cheese. Serve with marinara sauce (add chopped cilantro to the marinara for a bit of Mexican flavor).
Chorizo sausage and ground beef are browned, and then simmered with tomatoes and spices. Serve like chili or like a sloppy Joe over rolls or cornbread. "YUM! My mouth just burst with all the complex flavors and textures," says DOREEN. "Plan on making next time I have company over."
Devil's Meatloaf on the Grill
Chorizo sausage, green chilies, and BBQ sauce deliver big flavor. "This is an AWESOME meatloaf and very tasty," says Mike Brodie. "I make this meatloaf for my family 3 or 4 times a month. Sometimes I'll use spicy Italian sausage instead of the chorizo just to change things up a bit and I'll usually chop up a jalepeno or serreno pepper just to spice it up a bit more."
Chorizo and Chicken Skewers
Spicy chorizo sausage really flavors lean chicken and keeps everything moist and delicious. "Impale a few slices of this famously delicious Spanish sausage in between your chunks of chicken," says Chef John. "As it grills, it will splatter its spicy, smokey fat all over its much blander skewer-mate."
Chorizo Pizza Bites
"Spicy chorizo is paired with cool tomatoes and cotija cheese to create a crowd pleasing appetizer," says LaDonna Langwell.
Potato and Chorizo Mini Quiches
"This little baked bite is very loosely based on the Spanish tortilla, and not only is it dead simple to make, but the versatility of the technique allows this to be adapted to any occasion," says Chef John.
Anne's Homemade Chorizo
"This chorizo is delicious, easy to make and way better than store bought," says Dylan's Nana. "I keep some in the freezer at all times for a quick and easy breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, and cotija or Monterey Jack cheese. Enjoy!"
Mexican Paella with Cauliflower Rice
"A deliciously tempting, grain-free paella made Mexican style with flavorful chorizo," says Diana71. "This recipe has a wonderful earthy background flavor and a deep color. It makes a beautiful presentation for dinner."
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