Mexican choizo is fresh pork or beef sausage and much different from Spanish or Philippine-style chorizo which is a hard, dried sausage. This includes a recipe for making your own chorizo allowing you to control what goes into the sausage and they are much less greasy. You could use beef, turkey, or chicken thigh meat instead of the pork. Make sure to plan ahead as the chorizo needs to sit in the fridge for a day. From Baja: Cooking on the Edge.