Recipe By Shelley
Published Jul 23rd
Homemade Chorizo
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 7h 55m Ready In 8h 10m
Servings 8 servings Calories 321.7

Savory and spicy pork chorizo with garlic, vinegar, oregano, and red pepper. This can be made with ground beef as well. To cook, crumble in a skillet and fry.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 ½ pounds ground pork

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a blender, combine garlic, oregano, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and water. Blend until smooth.
  2. 2 In a bowl pour mixture over ground pork; cover and refrigerate all day. Pour off any water that accumulates. Refrigerate or freeze for future use.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 321.7
  • Carbohydrate 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol 92 mg
  • Fat 21.9 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 26.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.9 g
  • Sodium 74.7 mg
  • Sugar 0.9 g


  1. I thought this was ok as a spicy sausage recipe but not chorizo. I'll have to try something else.
  2. Yum! My only change was to use 1/4 cup chili powder and 1/4 pepper flakes instead of the full 1/2 cup flakes.
  3. Chorizo pairs up nicely with fried potatoes in addition to scrambled eggs. add a little cheese and you'll have a great burrito!
  4. Having never made chorizo before and for someone who lives in the Southwest this recipe is awesome! Spicy but not so spicy that your mouth hurts. This one is a keeper!
  5. Chorizo is good when used as a breakfast meal. Scramble eggs add some refried beans and then some chorizo. Cook together in a large skillet and serve with flour or corn tortillas. (I can't give exact measurements because I just add to my family's liking) Play around with it. You could alao make Mexican rice - Read more ...
  6. This is an easy recipe that is made ahead of time. Prepare the night before and it s ready when you get home from work. I fry it in a pan then scramble it with beaten eggs.
  7. Make this freeze this in 1/4lb portions and incorporate it when you make tacos or burritos or enchiladas. When I finished cooking it is when I added a little salt.
  8. Made this with venison and it turned out great!! Just be sure to remove all fat before combining.