Homemade Spicy Chorizo

    3 days 15 minutes

    This is spicy homemade chorizo mince, much better than store bought. Use it in scrambled eggs or stews.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1kg beef mince
    • 500g pork mince
    • 3/4 cup chilli powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) dry red wine
    • 1/4 cup white vinegar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:3days chilling  ›  Ready in:3days15min 

    1. In a large bowl, mix together the beef mince, pork mince, chilli powder, oregano, garlic, salt, red wine and vinegar. I find that using my hands works the best. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days. Take out daily and mix thoroughly.
    2. If you are not going to cook with it immediately, divide it into 500g portions and store in freezer bags in the freezer.

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    **DO NOT ADD JALAPENO JUICE as another reviewer stated! This will change the flavor completely. Mexican chili powders vary in flavor and spice by brand and variety. For more depth of flavor, MIX the chili powders. I personally used 3 different powders with fabulous results. This is the BEST basic chorizo recipe.  -  17 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This tastes really good and makes your kitchen smell wonderful. Make as is if you like your chorizo non-spicy and low in salt. I elected to kick it up a notch, added a bit more garlic and salt, then about a teaspoon-ish of jalapeno juice to give it a little kick. Like I said, good as is, but a little bland for my taste. Add a little jalapeno and WOW! Thanks for this recipie, I've always wanted to make this on my own, instead of using the fatty mystery meat at the store!  -  14 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Anne, thank you sooooooo much for your recipe. I bought chorizo yesterday and asked the clerk what spices were added to make chorizo, chorizo. Well, he said he could remember off the top of his head. Thank you for your recipe. I will happily make it from scratch with your recipe and as you say it always taste better home made. An additional ingredient that I might add is fresh chopped lemon zest.  -  13 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)