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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.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
1 pound


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


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 3.8g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 73.6mg; sodium 1076.5mg. Full Nutrition