I love the flavor of chorizo but cannot stomach the thought of the variety meats traditionally used to make it. This is an authentic chorizo from the Mexican state of Sonora. I obtained the recipe from a gentleman named Bruce Moffitt and have since modified it slightly.

Matt Redmond
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chile powder, vinegar, oregano, water, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, cumin seeds, sugar, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix until the salt and sugar are dissolved in the liquids.

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

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

Cook's Notes:

This can be frozen for several months in tightly wrapped packages.

For a delicious breakfast treat, brown a few ounces of chorizo in a pan and then crack in a few eggs, folding the eggs into the sausage. Top with shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese and serve with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; 16.6 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 1076 mg sodium. 3.8 g carbohydrates; 20.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Flavors in the chorizo were very good. This was easy to make and so much healthier than store bought--no mystery ingredients and not swimming in grease as Soup Loving Nicole described! I didn't have New Mexico Chiles and subbed with Ground Ancho Chili. I cooked a small amount to see if I thought it would need anymore spices but it was perfect for us. I felt the chorizo was on the mild side but that's likely because of my pepper substitute. So if you want a hot chorizo just add more pepper but do cook a small portion of the mixture first before doing so. I'm sure it will be even better after it sits and melds more. Thanks for an excellent Chorizo recipe I can make anytime! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Flavors in the chorizo were very good. This was easy to make and so much healthier than store bought--no mystery ingredients and not swimming in grease as Soup Loving Nicole described! I didn't have New Mexico Chiles and subbed with Ground Ancho Chili. I cooked a small amount to see if I thought it would need anymore spices but it was perfect for us. I felt the chorizo was on the mild side but that's likely because of my pepper substitute. So if you want a hot chorizo just add more pepper but do cook a small portion of the mixture first before doing so. I'm sure it will be even better after it sits and melds more. Thanks for an excellent Chorizo recipe I can make anytime! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
This is spot on! I am very impressed with this recipe. It did have one flaw but I am still giving it 5 stars. The flaw is the salt. I like salt but this was way too salty and hubby agreed. He says half the amount I say leave it out altogether. You be the judge on that. Okay so back to all the good in this. As the recipe submitter said who knows what all you are eating in the store bought. That's not even my biggest gripe. The grease! When it is done you are left with ground meat swimming in bright orange grease. Grease that doesn't really ever drain. I have to actually rinse it to get a lot of the grease out and then obviously by doing that I am rinsing the flavor out too. Now I did have my butcher grind me some fresh pork but there was zero grease. Not only was there nothing to drain I thought I was going to have to add some oil to prevent it from sticking. I could tell by the smell while I was cooking that this was legit. I'm telling you the flavor is SPOT ON! Again very impressive and one I will make often. Thank you for sharing mattredmond! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Flavors in the chorizo were very good. This was easy to make and so much healthier than store bought--no mystery ingredients and not swimming in grease as Soup Loving Nicole described! I didn't have New Mexico Chiles and subbed with Ground Ancho Chili. I cooked a small amount to see if I thought it would need anymore spices but it was perfect for us. I felt the chorizo was on the mild side but that's likely because of my pepper substitute. So if you want a hot chorizo just add more pepper but do cook a small portion of the mixture first before doing so. I'm sure it will be even better after it sits and melds more. Thanks for an excellent Chorizo recipe I can make anytime! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
Thanks my husband is Mexican-German descent and I am Creole. Wanted to explore more food from his cultural side. This was great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2018
Excellent starting place for making your own chorizo. I substituted fresh veggies & herbs from my garden for a lot of the dried ingredients. I let it set in the fridge 24 hrs. & it smelled GREAT! Next time I think I'll double up on the amount of spices. Read More