Crock Pot Chorizo Stew

Total Time
4hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I recently made some fresh chorizo sausage (I posted it here at RecipeZaar, too - it's a great recipe!), and this stew is the result of cooking up part of that batch. Very rich and tasty!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the crock pot on high temperature, dissolve the bouillon in the hot water.
  2. Add the cabbage, hominy, chiles, onion, celery, garlic, bell pepper, and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Over a high temperature in a skillet, saute the unskinned chorizo sausage in olive oil until browned, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add cooked chorizo to the crock pot.
  5. Simmer on high for 3 to 4 hours, or until it has reached the texture you prefer.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, add your favorite garnishes, and enjoy.
  7. Serve along with nice crusty bread or- even better- cornbread!
  8. Note: if your chorizo didn't add enough spices/flavor for you, feel free to add ancho chile powder, cayenne, jalapeno, whatever floats your boat. :).
Most Helpful

We LOVE this recipe! Made it the first time using store-bought chorizo and it was great... your recipe for homemade chorizo made it even better! We used fresh pork and ground it ourselves. Thanks!

Teacher, Baker, Candlestick Maker February 25, 2011

We loved this! Flavorful and satisfying. I used more chorizo than called for because that was the size package it came in...ditto for the hominy, the store only had larger cans. I'd make it exactly the same way next time.

Elisa72 December 29, 2005

This is absolutely wonderful on a busy cold day! I changed the recipe a bit by using only 4 oz of green chiles and 14 oz of chorizo sausage and 1/2 pkg of Jimmy Dean Sausage I needed to use up. I also cooked this on low for 8 1/2 hours instead of on high as indicated in the recipe. Thanks for sharing! We will be having this again soon.

ellie_ November 22, 2004