I love the flavors in this recipe. I use this as a ground meat and do not put the mixture into casings and allow to dry however, if you wanted to do so, you certainly can use this recipe for that purpose. There are many uses for this, such as in rice, in soups and stews, as a patty it is delicious on a biscuit or a piece of cuban bread, as a filling to make boliche (which is a chorizo stuffed beef (pork loins and chicken breasts too!), or mixed with breaded stuffing to fill a chicken, turkey or pork chops. Like I said, their are many uses.