Homemade Mexican Chorizo


 

Mark Foreman

TVWBB All-Star
Wanted to share this recipe. Makes wonderful chorizo. It is a Mexican, not Spanish Chorizo.
Makes great tacos and awesome burgers when mixed 50/50 with ground beef.
I cut my pork into 1 inchish cubes. Mix with pepper slurry. I grind twice, 1/2” plate (coarse) followed by 3/16” plate. I grind as bulk but do not put it into casings.

RECIPE IS FROM: Mexican please.co

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Easy Homemade Chorizo​


pork
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: Servings: 40 calories: 185 Source: mexicanplease.com

INGREDIENTS​

5 lbs. ground pork EDIT: (uncooked)
10 Ancho dried chilis
12 1/2-15 New Mexican dried chilis
1 1/4 onion
7 1/2 cloves garlic
2 1/2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons cumin
2 1/2 tablespoons salt
freshly cracked pepper
5/8 cup apple cider vinegar
splash water

DIRECTIONS​

Start by wiping off the dried chilis with a damp towel. De-stem and de-seed the chilis, but don't worry about getting rid of every last seed.
Roast the chilis for 1-2 minutes in a 450F oven, or you can flash them on a hot skillet for 30-60 seconds.
Place the chilis in a bowl and cover with hot tap water. Let the chilis reconstitute for 20-30 minutes. You can use a small bowl or plate to keep them submerged.
Drain the chilis and discard the soaking liquid. Add the chilis to a blender along with 1/2 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1 tablespoon salt, some freshly cracked pepper, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and a splash of water. Blend until you have a thick paste.
Add blender mixture to 2 lbs. of uncooked ground pork and combine well using a spoon or your hands.
I store these in 1/2 lb. chunks using Ziplocs. I keep one in the fridge where it will keep for a few days and store the others in the freezer.

NOTES​

Cook as you would traditional sausage. I use a skillet over medium-high heat and give it 3-5 minutes on each side.
 
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Chris Allingham

Administrator
Staff member
I'll have to give this a try.

Oh wait, I don't have a meat grinder.

Around these parts, when I find chorizo in the supermarket, e.g. Cacique or El Mexicano brands, the first two ingredients on the list are pork salivary glands and lymph nodes. Delicious, I'm sure, but not for me.
 

Mark Foreman

TVWBB All-Star
I'll have to give this a try.

Oh wait, I don't have a meat grinder.

Around these parts, when I find chorizo in the supermarket, e.g. Cacique or El Mexicano brands, the first two ingredients on the list are pork salivary glands and lymph nodes. Delicious, I'm sure, but not for me.
Have your store meat department grind it for you.
 

Rich Dahl

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
I'll have to give this a try.

Oh wait, I don't have a meat grinder.

Around these parts, when I find chorizo in the supermarket, e.g. Cacique or El Mexicano brands, the first two ingredients on the list are pork salivary glands and lymph nodes. Delicious, I'm sure, but not for me.
Parts is parts, that's why when buying sausage, I never read the ingredients. o_O
 

timothy

TVWBB Olympian
I cut my pork into 1 inchish cubes. Mix with pepper slurry. I grind twice, 1/2” plate (coarse) followed by 3/16” plate.
So you mix the cubes with the slurry, then grind it? Do you let it marinate for a bit or overnight before you grind? ( the recipe says add the slurry to the grind )
I got everything I need to give it a go tomorrow!
 

Mark Foreman

TVWBB All-Star
So you mix the cubes with the slurry, then grind it? Do you let it marinate for a bit or overnight before you grind? ( the recipe says add the slurry to the grind )
I got everything I need to give it a go tomorrow!
Yes. I cut the meat into cubes, mix in the slurry, grind through 5/16 plate then regrind through a 3/16 plate.
 

timothy

TVWBB Olympian
Made 8 lbs last weekend and froze in .5lb bags.
Used one with a pound of ground turkey yesterday for turkey/Chorizo tacos. (Added a few shakes of taco seasoning)
So good and not greasy like the store bought stuff.
 

 

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