Choriqueso Recipe


Note: You can substitute 1/2 pound good quality Mexican chorizo with the casing removed for the homemade chorizo.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1/2 pound ground pork shoulder

  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 medium clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3/4 pound grated queso Oaxaca, Monterey Jack, or low-moisture mozzarella cheese

  • Warm corn or flour tortillas or tortilla chips for serving


  1. Preheat broiler to high. Combine pork, vinegar, cinnamon, paprika, oregano, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl and mix with your hands until combined. Heat vegetable oil in a 10-inch broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chorizo mixture and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon and breaking up the meat until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with more salt and remove from heat.

  2. Top with grated cheese and place under broiler until melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with warm tortillas or chips.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
587 Calories
46g Fat
8g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 587
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 952mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 627mg 48%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 377mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)