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Making Chorizo

Chorizo – How to Make It

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 lb 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Chorizo is easy to make and can be made with your favorite ground meat. Spices can  be adjusted to suit your taste.



1 lb ground pork, turkey or chicken

1 T ancho chile powder

1 T chili powder

1 T oregano

1 T garlic powder

1/2 t freshly ground black pepper

1 T smoked paprika

1 T regular paprika

1/2 t salt

1 1/2 T red wine vinegar

1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar


Combine ground meat with seasonings. I used my hands to mix this really well, but you could use a wooden spoon.

Form meat into a loaf about 10-12″ long and place in plastic wrap.

Place in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You can freeze it like this for further use.

When ready to use slice and press it into patties or fry it and crumble  for other uses.


It is advised to let chorizo sit for 24 hours to let the spices melt into the meat. However it is still great, if you don’t!

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