Chorizo recipe


Novice Foodie
Making your own chorizo at home allows you to customize the level of heat and spice according to your preference, ensuring a rich and authentic flavor that can't be beat. Whether used in breakfast dishes, as a topping on pizzas, or incorporated into stews and soups, chorizo adds a delightful kick of smokiness and spice to any meal.

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients: ground pork, minced garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, and vinegar.
  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined. You can use your hands or a spoon to ensure even distribution of spices.
  3. Once mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the chorizo mixture marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. After marinating, use the chorizo immediately in your favorite recipes, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.
Homemade chorizo offers a rewarding culinary experience, allowing you to enjoy the bold flavors of this traditional sausage in the comfort of your own kitchen. With simple ingredients and a bit of preparation, you can savor the authentic taste of chorizo and impress friends and family with your culinary skills.
This homemade chorizo is incredible! So much better than store-bought. The smokiness and spice levels are just perfect. 😋
This chorizo recipe looks fantastic! 🌶️🔥 I can almost smell the flavors coming through the screen. Can't wait to try making this at home!