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Choripan Argentina Recipe (Grilled Argentinian Chorizo)

Grilled Chorizo (Choripán Argentina) with Chimichurri and Salsa Criolla - Recipe

A popular street food in South America, Choripán Argentina is grilled chorizo served on crusty bread. This recipe tops it with a homemade chimichurri and fresh and vibrant salsa criolla. Forget the hot dog. This is what you want to grill.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Argentinian
Keyword chorizo, grilling, sausage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 461 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 chorizo sausages

FOR THE CHIMICHURRI

  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • ½ small white onion minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR THE SALSA CRIOLA

  • 1 small red bell pepper finely chopped
  • ½ small white onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR SERVING

  • Lightly toasted buns

Instructions

  1. Heat one side of your grill to medium-high heat and the other to low for indirect cooking. Lightly oil the grates.
  2. Set the sausages on the cooler side of the grill and let cook about 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are mostly cooked through.
  3. Set them onto the hot side of the grill and cook them another 4-5 minutes per side, until they are nicely browned. The internal temperature should be 150 degrees F.
  4. While the sausages are cooking, make your salsa by combining all the salsa ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Toss and set aside.
  5. Add the chimichurri ingredients to a separate bowl and whisk together. Adjust for salt if you’d like.
  6. Serve the sausage on toasted buns and top with salsa and chimichurri.

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Medium, though your overall heat factor may change based on the brand of chorizo you purchase. The chimichurri and salsa criolla are fairly mild in heat, but have a LOT of flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chorizo (Choripán Argentina) with Chimichurri and Salsa Criolla - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 946mg 39%
Potassium 392mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 23.7%
Vitamin C 44.1%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.