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    Chorizo Sausage

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    Julesong's Note:

    Chorizo is a chile-garlic flavored sausage much loved in Mexico and the American Southwest, but most of the commercially-available kinds are made with beef byproducts (such as salivary glands) that don't appeal to many folks. Here's a great recipe that uses ground pork, instead. It is a fresh sausage, so cook it thoroughly. It's highly flavored, so a little goes a long way. It is convenient if it is wrapped and frozen in small packages. Chorizo can be used in many ways! For breakfast, saute it and add to scrambled eggs. Fry up some chorizo and add some beans and spices, or grits or potatoes. Add it cooked to your burrito or taco fillings. It also is good to add cooked to a red chile sauce, stew, or any other dishes you'd like to have a nice Mexican flavor.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Break the colorin chiles into 3 pieces, and put them and the deArbol peppers in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Pour the boiling water over them and let them sit until they're re-hydrated and soft.
    3. 3
      Place the re-hydrated chiles together with the liquid into a food processor and add the garlic, oregano, cumin, black pepper, sugar, vinegar, tequila, and salt, and process until the mixture is smooth.
    4. 4
      Place ground pork and the liquid mixture into a sturdy electric mixer (such as a KitchenAid) and mix well.
    5. 5
      When secured in a sealed container, this chorizo keeps well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. I usually let it sit in the fridge for a couple of days to let the flavors meld, then divide it into smaller portions of 3 to 4 ounces (that's about two servings) and freeze it. If you have casings, you can also stuff it into those and smoke it - very tasty!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2014

      Thank you for this Great recipe. Though I didn't have the peppers as required I used a Chipotle pepper and a Morita pepper. we used this for soft tacos and wow it all vanished, it was very good. will be making this quite often

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    • on April 25, 2010

      55

      Thank you for sharing your delicious chorizo recipe! The seasoning is perfect and I love the fact that it is ground pork without any byproducts. We will be enjoying this recipe often!

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    • on March 27, 2010

      55

      Way to go Julesong. Thank you for posting this awesome recipe. I love chorizo but my family won't eat it because of the funky ingredients. I made some chorizo and egg burrito's for breakfast this morning using this recipe and they were a big hit. I will have to try the tequila in it the next time I make it. (Didn't have any because I drank it all the night before).

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    Nutritional Facts for Chorizo Sausage

    Serving Size: 1 (1097 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1410.6
     
    Calories from Fat 859
    60%
    Total Fat 95.4 g
    146%
    Saturated Fat 35.2 g
    176%
    Cholesterol 426.7 mg
    142%
    Sodium 4411.5 mg
    183%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    13%
    Sugars 3.0 g
    12%
    Protein 118.5 g
    237%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried chile de arbol

    tequila

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