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

A popular street food in South America, Choripan 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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Argentinian
Keyword: chorizo, grilling, sausage
Servings: 6
Calories: 461kcal


  • 6 chorizo sausages


  • 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


  • 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


  • Lightly toasted buns


  • Heat one side of your grill to medium-high heat and the other to low for indirect cooking. Lightly oil the grates.
  • Set the sausages on the cooler side of the grill and let cook about 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are mostly cooked through.
  • 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.
  • While the sausages are cooking, make your salsa by combining all the salsa ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Toss and set aside.
  • Add the chimichurri ingredients to a separate bowl and whisk together. Adjust for salt if you’d like.
  • Serve the sausage on toasted buns and top with salsa and chimichurri.


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.


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 36.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.9mg