Homemade Chorizo Sausage Recipe

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Frankly, I have never been able to find good store-bought chorizo, so I made up a recipe, which I use for cheese dips, tortilla dishes, scrambled eggs, and lasagna.

This tastes best after being in the fridge two days, so prepare it in advance.

What you don't use, will freeze.

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Servings: 12-16 servings


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  • 2 lbs. ground pork
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup Tex-Mex Diablo Dust or good chile powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. dry Mexican oregano
  • optional: chopped jalapeno


  1. Cook pork, beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet, drain.
  2. Add other ingredients, stir together and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Refrigerate two days before using,


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 121g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 288  
Calories from Fat 203 70%
Total Fat 22.53g 28%
Saturated Fat 8.54g 34%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 452mg 19%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbs 0.48g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.14g 0%
Protein 19.38g 31%
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  • myra byanka
    March 18, 2012

    Jimmy Dean came out with a winner, but he doesn't make it anymore. Otherwise, what is available is too fatty and God know what is in it.
    • Bob Vincent
      March 17, 2012
      Hi Myra:
      I agree it is impossible to find good store bought Chorizo. If you read the ingredients list on store bought it is somewhat frightening. I have several recipes for Chorizo but this is the first I have seen that uses beef in additon to pork. I like the combination of two proteins. Your's also uses less vinegar than most which I like. Too much vinegar takes away from the Chili seasoning. I have added this to my Try Soon folder. Thanksfor sharing!

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