Turkey Chorizo

READY IN: 12hrs 15mins
Recipe by PaulaG

I was looking to make a lighter version of chorizo with a strong garlic flavor. The original recipe calls for ground pork and not having in I used turkey and made a few additional changes and the result was very good. The Ancho chile will not add alot of heat. It adds a nice rich flavor. The heat can be adjusted to your liking by increasing the red pepper flakes.

Top Review by Susan P.

I did make a couple of changes to this recipe. I always add 1 tbsp oil to a lb of turkey meat no matter what the recipe. I also sauteed an onion and about 1/3 of a green pepper. I also added 2 tbsp of beef broth and 1 tsp of powdered jalapeno to this recipe. Its was great! I took it to work and one of my friends who is from Belize said it was the best chorizo she had ever had.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, throughly mix the turkey with the spices; mix in the vinegar.
  2. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Next morning form the mixture into patties and pan fry in a small amount of oil, crumble into your favorite dish or freeze for later use.

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