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Homemade Chorizo

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
Ground pork
1 pound
Chili powder
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
Ground cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp
Black pepper
1 tsp
Garlic powder
1 tsp
Dried oregano
1/2 tsp
Red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
Ground cloves
1/8 tsp
Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup
Olive oil
2 tbsp

While chorizo that you may find in the store can taste delicious, you never really know what additives and unnecessary ingredients are in there. By making your own chorizo at home, you can completely control what goes in to the meat! Chorizo is a common dish in both Spanish and Mexican cuisines and this chorizo recipe is considered a Mexican chorizo rather than a Spanish chorizo as it is made with raw pork; the Spanish version typically uses a smoked pork. Mexican chorizo also is made with vinegar and chili while Spanish chorizo skips the vinegar and adds garlic. With paprika, cumin, salt pepper, garlic powder, oregano, pepper flakes and cloves, there are plenty of spices in this recipe to make your mouth sing! Make this meat spicier by adding more chili powder or cut back on the salt if you need to. This recipe will make amazing tasting chorizo that you are surely going to want to make again and again!

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together all of the spices.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar to the spice mix and stir to combine. Make sure all of the spices in the bowl are nice and wet.
  • Add the ground pork to the bowl and mix well. Make sure all of the spices are fully incorporated into the ground pork.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and, once heated, add the chorizo meat to the pan.
  • Cook the chorizo for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up any large meat pieces.
  • Once the meat begins to brown, serve immediately!


-This chorizo meat is great for tacos, over rice or just plain with a side of vegetables. You can also use it freely in any recipes you may have that call for chorizo.
-Try using ground turkey rather than pork for a nice, healthy substitute.

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