This recipe makes a pound and a half of bulk fresh Mexican chorizo-style sausage to be used as a base ingredient for tacos, chilies, enchiladas, nachos, and many other Mexican preparations.
Easy Fresh Mexican Chorizo Recipe
Fresh chorizo is the perfect sausage for tacos, chilies, enchiladas, nachos, and much more.
1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes (see notes)
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1/4 teaspoon ground achiote (optional, see notes)
3 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon dried Mexicano oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
Pinch ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons red wine or distilled white vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss until homogenous. Let rest for at least 4 hours and up to overnight. When ready to grind, grind through a chilled meat grinder fitted with a 1/4-inch plate. Alternatively, working in 1/4-pound batches, pulse in a food processor until finely chopped. Knead chopped meat by hand in a large bowl, or with the paddle attachment in the stand mixer until slightly tacky. Cook as desired. Chorizo can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Meat grinder or food processor (see notes)
You can make the homemade chorizo with store-bought ground pork if you don't have a meat grinder or food processor. To make with store-bought ground pork, combine pork with chorizo seasonings as directed in step 1 and mix well until tacky. Let rest at least 4 hours and up to 3 days before cooking as desired.The achiote gives the meat a deep red color, but it is totally optional.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||34%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||5%|
|*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.|