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Homemade Chorizo Recipe
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Homemade Mexican Chorizo Recipe

This homemade Mexican chorizo recipe is easy to make for spicy chorizo sausage with lots of bold chili flavor, great for pork or beef chorizo.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ancho, cayenne, chorizo, guajillo, paprika
Servings: 6
Calories: 369kcal


  • 1.5 pounds ground pork fatty is best, or use ground beef or other ground meats
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon ancho powder
  • 1 tablespoon guajillo powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the ground pork (or other grounds meats) to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all of the seasonings and vinegar. Hand mix the ingredients into the meat until uniformly mixed.
  • Store until ready to use or cook immediately.


Nutritional information will vary based on the pork or other meat being used.
How to Cook Chorizo. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large pan to medium heat. Add chorizo and cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2383IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg