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Pork Chorizo Recipe Ideas

by Marvin Martin

If you're looking to spice up your favorite recipes, consider having pork chorizo on hand in your refrigerator or freezer. For the best flavor, purchase the chorizo from an authentic Mexican supplier.

Chorizo, a type of spicy sausage, is typically made from a few simple ingredients, including ground pork, paprika, fresh garlic, and a variety of other spices. All of these items are mixed together and then stuffed into a natural sausage casing. 

You can eat chorizo either ground up like hamburger or sliced into bite-sized pieces, depending on your preference or what a specific recipe calls for. Chorizo is available either raw, which you can prepare in a number of ways, or a ready-to-eat cured version. Cured chorizo is ideal to take on picnics or to slice onto a holiday charcuterie board.

Although chorizo is known for its robust, spicy flavor, you can also find mild varieties made with little or no hot pepper. This type is ideal for families with small children or people with sensitive digestive systems. 

Here are some ways that you can incorporate pork chorizo into recipes:

1. Tacos

If you're looking for a way to elevate basic tacos, consider replacing seasoned ground beef with pork chorizo for authentic Mexican flavor. Using chorizo instead of ground beef will also save you a step in the kitchen, as it comes pre-seasoned.

Simply remove the chorizo from the casing, and then brown it in a pan like hamburger. You can then spoon it into taco shells, or over a salad. Chorizo will also add a kick to quesadillas and breakfast burritos. 

2. Mexican Pizza 

Another fun and delicious way to work chorizo into your menu is by sprinkling the browned sausage over pizza. Give the savory pie a Mexican twist by substituting mozzarella for asadero cheese, enchilada sauce for marinara, and then topping it with black olives and cilantro. 

Instead of pizza dough, you can make mini pizzas using corn or flour tortillas, which will be ideal for kids and those with smaller appetites. 

3. Breakfast Bowls 

Wake up your family with mouthwatering breakfast bowls featuring chorizo on weekend mornings. The bowls are versatile in that you can layer in anything from rice or hashbrowns, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and scrambled eggs, in addition to the chorizo. 

You can customize the breakfast bowls with toppings such as chopped green onions, sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, salsa, jalapenos, and sour cream. 

For more information, contact a local pork chorizo supplier.