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35 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 9
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  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

A mildly hot, and very delicious, Mexican sausage. Excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Can be made into patties and cooked in a skillet, or stuffed into natural hog or collagen casings and grilled at your next family gathering.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the pork, Aleppo pepper, chili powder, garlic, salt, black pepper, oregano, cumin, cloves, and coriander into a bowl, and lightly toss the pork with the seasonings until thoroughly blended. Cover the bowl, and refrigerate the meat, your meat grinder's head assembly, and grinder hopper for 1 hour.

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  • Fill a large mixing bowl with ice cubes, and place a smaller metal bowl in the ice cubes to catch the ground meat. Assemble the chilled meat grinder, and grind the pork and seasonings using a coarse cutting plate. Return ground meat to refrigerator for 30 minutes. Lightly stir the ground pork with the vinegar and water until thoroughly mixed, form into patties, and refrigerate overnight, covered, to let flavors develop.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat, and pan-fry the patties until browned and no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 8 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes

It is very important to keep the meat very cold throughout the grinding process. Do not reduce refrigeration time.

This recipe will yield a mildly hot Mexican chorizo designed to suit most people. For a spicier chorizo, add 5-15 crushed pequin chilies, depending on desired heat level.

Editor's Note

Aleppo peppers come from Syria and have a fruity, medium spiciness. Find them at specialty spice shops or Middle Eastern grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 2.6g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 45mg; sodium 628.5mg. Full Nutrition
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