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Chorizo Recipe- Mexican Chorizo

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Mexican chorizo is actually a raw sausage that is cooked before eating it, unlike Spanish chorizo which is a cured, dried sausage similar to a salami or pepperoni.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds finely ground pork
  • 4 tablespoons chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup vinegar


In a large bowl, use your hands to mix the ingredients until they are well combined. You can freeze the sausage in an airtight container for later use, or use it immediately in your favorite recipe calling for Mexican chorizo.
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 4 out of 5
chorizo, Member ceel

I thought this was an excellent recipe. The ony thing I changed was the chile powder: I used 1 T. paprika, 1 T cayenne pepper, 1 T. chile powder & 1 T. Jamacian Cajun seasoning. I wanted a little ""kick"" to it and this tasted very much like my grandmother's family recipe. I will use it again. Thank you very much since I lost my mother's recipe. It's so much better to have a homemade recipe where I know the ingredients are healthy for my family.

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