This super-flavorful lighter version of Mexican chorizo is made with lean ground turkey instead of pork. Form into burger patties, stuff inside sausage casings, use as taco meat, or fry some up with eggs! This is what I use to make my Chorizo-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash recipe, also found on this site. The possibilities are endless!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
1 pound chorizo


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine turkey, vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, sweet paprika, salt, cumin, coriander, Mexican oregano, dried chipotle pepper, cinnamon, and cloves in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. Store in the refrigerator or freeze until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 2.3g; fat 9g; cholesterol 83.6mg; sodium 511.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I made this recipe exactly as written along with another recipe on this site that was similar. What really sets this recipe apart from other recipes is the addition of cinnamon and cloves which isn't overpowering. In my opinion the cinnamon and cloves takes it to a different level lending a subtle sweetness almost and balancing out the other flavors. This recipe also isn't nearly as salty as others I've made and has the perfect amount of salt. The only reasons I'm rating 4 stars is because I felt it could use a tad more of the other seasonings (chili powder garlic powder cumin coriander oregano and dried chipotle pepper specifically) and my husband didn't care for the subtle hints of cinnamon and cloves. All of that is just minimal and personal taste preference though. Overall this is a good and tasty recipe for Chorizo and I hope more people give this recipe a try. I know I will make this recipe again! Thanks for the recipe! Read More