Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Double or triple the amounts and freeze to use in recipes, adjust the chili flakes to suit heat level, my family likes extreme heat so I use 1 tablespoon, I have made this in the past using pork shoulder and also pork butt --- plan ahead the mixture needs to chill for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours to blend the flavors together.
- 1⁄2 lb boneless pork loin (cut into small pieces)
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste, adjust to suit heat level)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (or to taste, I use seasoned salt)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
- Combine pork and all remaining ingredients in a food processor; pulse until coarsly blended.
- Place the mixture in a ziploc plastic bag; seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
- The next morning/day, place the mixture in a skillet over med-high heat until hot; add in the pork mixture; cook 5 minutes, or until done, stirring to crumble.
I love chorizo and have never thought to make it myself, so when I stumbled across this recipe I was excited to give it a go! I'm on a big time diet so I opted to adjust this to make a healthier version by using ground turkey breast and olive oil to eliminate the saturated fat of the pork. The results were amazing. The spice blend is spot on! I can only imagine how wonderful it is with pork, but for now I'm happy with the ground turkey version. One note to those that may also want to use ground turkey, I found that I needed to add a little more olive oil than the amount of oil called for in the recipe to account for the lack of fat from the lean turkey. My version did not turn out dry at all I'm happy to report.
We loved this chorizo! I accidentally under seasoned it though.....I was making several different kinds of sausage last night (Italian, Chorizo and breakfast sausage). After I ground a 9 pound pork butt, I hand one bowl with three pounds and three bowls with two pounds each. I meant to use a bowl with 2 lbs of ground sausage for the seasoning and I accidentally grabbed the bowl with 3 pounds. I didn't discover my mistake until everything had been seasoned....nonetheless, we enjoyed this! The last time we read a label on chorizo it made my stomach turn (lymph nodes, salivary glands) and I knew I had to make my own. Thank you for posting this! We had chorizo, potato and egg burritos this morning.
Delicious! Wish I could give this more stars!!! I was looking for a recipe for Cinco De Mayo and decided to make something with Chorzio as most of my friends have not tasted this. Found this and knew I had to try it..come on, it's Kittencal, right ?!?! Followed the recipe exactly, would not change a thing. Loved the fact that it was fresh without any preservatives. Thank you for sharing. Used this in Chorizo Taquitos on this site.