Mexican-style chorizo is an intensely-flavored pork sausage and unlike Spanish-style chorizo (from Spain) Mexican-style chorizo always needs to be cooked before eating. As chorizo from Spain is cured and Mexican chorizo is raw.
The characteristics of Mexican-style chorizo are: it is made of ground pork and can be spicy or mild.
The spices can include:
- ancho chile powder
- sweet paprika
- smoked paprika
- dried Mexican oregano
- ground cumin
- ground coriander
- ground cinnamon
- ground cloves
- cider vinegar
Some chorizo recipes may also include: dried guajillo chili pepper and Cayenne pepper.
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Cooking With Mexican-Style Chorizo
Cooking with chorizo depends on what kind you’re using. Cured chorizo (from Spain) doesn’t require any cooking at all: Simply slice and eat!
For raw Mexican-style chorizo, you’ll generally want to remove the casing (if there is any) and fry in a hot, dry pan until the chorizo is cooked through and the fat has rendered out.
Rendered Fat From Chorizo Can Bring So Much Flavor To A Dish
Mexican-style chorizo is a versatile sausage that is sweet and smoky with a gentle heat, and a great way to get loads of flavor into simple dishes.
Mexican-Style Chorizo Recipes
Mexican-style chorizo has made a name for itself at the breakfast table with chorizo and eggs. However, Mexican chorizo can be used in a variety of dishes.
Chorizo can be used in preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner and even as am appetizer.
Check out some of our favorite ways to cook chorizo that showcase the sausage’s versatility.
Mexican-Style Chorizo For Breakfast
Mexican-Style Chorizo For Lunch
Mexican-Style Chorizo For Dinner
Mexican-Style Chorizo For An Appetizer
As you can see Mexican-style chorizo can make the perfect addition to boost the flavor of any meal you make throughout the day.
So go and buy a pound or two of raw pork chorizo and start Cooking With Mexican-Style Chorizo.
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