Recipes for chorizo are great to have in your menu arsenal. Chorizo gives expertly seasoned flavor to your Mexican recipes any time of day.
This inexpensive sausage comes in tubes of just the perfect amount to add to breakfast, make appetizers or add as a highly seasoned flavoring to any meals, especially soups and stews.
Types of Chorizo
It’s important to know that Mexican chorizo is usually uncooked sausage. Whether found at your local grocery store or at a Mexican market, it’s usually in a casing or plastic.
You can find this type of chorizo in both beef and pork. It’s also sometimes available in both mild and spicy.
Remove the casing before cooking, of course. This chorizo is raw. Remember to cook fully before eating.
Sometimes, you can also find uncooked chorizo in the same kind of flats as Italian sausage and ground beef. These will also require cooking fully.
Make Your Own Homemade Chorizo
If you’ve been following me for very long, you will know that I like to experiment and make things from scratch. Scratch is always best.
The same thing holds true for chorizo. You can learn to make your own Mexican chorizo from scratch with this quick and easy recipe.
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Is Spanish chorizo different than Mexican chorizo?
Spanish chorizo is different than Mexican chorizo. This is usually smoked or preserved in some way. It doesn’t require the same kind of cooking.
Imagine a fully cooked kielbasa except for the different spices and herbs. You can slice it up and add it to your favorite recipes.
Mexican chorizo has a delicious flavor. It’s more fine than ground meat. It is perfect to make some great creamy dips.
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My first time having chorizo was for breakfast. Scrambled eggs and chorizo is a typical breakfast for many. I know that I had it for several years before I started using it in some other recipes.
This is a great opportunity to use up some of your tortillas that may be too dry to roll for enchiladas or tacos.
Used for Flavoring
This is just the tip of the iceberg when using chorizo in your cooking. The next time you’re in the mood for the flavor of Mexican food, you can grab some chorizo sausage to give your recipe an extra boost.