Chorizo Sausage Recipe

Chorizo Sausage Recipe
Chorizo is a chile (pepper) and garlic flavored sausage. Chorizo originally arrived with the Spanish Conquistadors but has evolved into a distinctly Mexican sausage during the last several hundred years.

Chorizo is great for breakfast or any other meal. Fry it up, scramble in some eggs ... and you have chorizo con huevos!

You can follow the recipe below, or just purchase one of our ready-made Chorizo Seasoning mixes (scroll down to see links).

Homemade Chorizo Sausage Ingredients:

  • 5-lb fine ground pork butt
  • 1-cup cold white wine
  • 8-tsp paprika
  • 1/2-cup crushed chili peppers
  • 2-tsp cinnamon
  • 1-tbsp cumin
  • 3-medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2-tsp dried oregano
  • 1-tbsp garlic powder
  • 2-tbsp salt
  • Optional for hot chorizo - 4 tsp cayenne


Homemade Chorizo Sausage Instructions

  • Hand-trim fat from the outside of meat to your desired fat preference.
  • Grind the meat with a fine grinding plate.
  • After grinding, add the sausage seasonings to the meat and blend by hand or use a meat mixer. Be sure to mix thoroughly to ensure the ingredients are spread evenly throughout the meat.
  • Stuff by hand or by using a sausage stuffer or sausage stuffing attachment for an electric meat-grinder. (Note: do NOT use the blade in meat-grinder when stuffing and it is best to use a stuffing (bean) plate). If you wish, You can also form patties without casings.


Chorizo Sausage Seasoning Mixes
Chorizo Sausage Seasoning - Makes 5 lbs
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Suggested Casings for Chorizo Sausage
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Fresh Collagen Casings - 32 MM (1-1/4") - Makes 40+ lbs
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Suggested Equipment for Making Chorizo Sausage
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LEM 5 lb Stainless Steel Vertical Sausage Stuffer with Steel Gears
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