Homemade Chorizo Sausage

5 Mar
Sausage Patties

Sausage Patties

My husband bought an electric meat grinder a few months back. He justified his purchase by stating it would be a great use for grinding up a large batch of cheap steaks he bought into burger, as well as for another large batch of cheap pork he also bought into homemade sausage. We made the sausage “healthy” by also grinding in some chicken to the mix.

Grinding the Pork and Chicken

Grinding the Pork and Chicken

We made three types of sausage: Hot Italian Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, and Chorizo Sausage. We use the hot Italian sausage in Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce.

Mixing the Hot Italian Sausage

Mixing the Hot Italian Sausage

The breakfast sausage came out OK and the recipe could use some tweaking, but it did make a great quick breakfast the next morning stacked on a whole-wheat English muffin topped with a lightly fried egg.

Breakfast Sausage and Egg Stack

Breakfast Sausage and Egg Stack

We decided to make sausage patties with the first two recipes. I rolled the sausage into an even thickness, covering it with plastic wrap first.

Rolling the Sausage

Rolling the Sausage

I then used a pint canning jar to cut out patties.

Cutting Out Breakfast Sausage Patties

Cutting Out Breakfast Sausage Patties

I don’t exactly remember what else I was doing that day, but I never did end up with a photo of my chorizo! But I do plan on posting something I’ve made with it soon.

The chorizo sausage recipe I’m sharing with you today came from one of my dear foodie-blogging friends that passed away unexpectedly last year. I fondly remember him whenever I make anything with this chorizo.

Homemade Chorizo Sausage
Adapted from REMCOOKS Chorizo Sausage

1 pound lean ground pork
4 strips bacon
1 clove peeled garlic
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1/2 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon spicy Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Add the pork to a large mixing bowl. Add everything but the pork into a blender or food processor and pulse until well-combined. Scrape the mixture into the bowl with the pork. With clean hands, incorporate the seasoned mixture well into the pork until thoroughly combined. Divide mixture into even weights and freeze separately in zip-top freezer bags. I made 4-ounce portions, as the chorizo packs a lot of taste so you don’t need a lot of it when using in dishes.

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56 Responses to “Homemade Chorizo Sausage”

  1. cookingwithauntjuju.com March 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    I love spicy sausages like chorizo. Thanks for the recipe as I will definitely give it a try. I’ve made sausage before but it just did not have the right seasoning. That is one heavy duty meat grinder πŸ™‚

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  2. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser March 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Nice job KR! Saves$$ in the long run to make it and pull it out of the freezer to use-Yay, xoxoxo ccc

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  3. D. Wallace Peach March 5, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    So much better to make your own – you know exactly what goes into it! And I bet it tastes better too when you get the recipe just right πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      Yep, I do like knowing what’s in my sausage, that’s for sure! We definitely have some tweaking to do on the breakfast sausage but the other two are perfect. Thanks Diana. πŸ™‚

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  4. chef mimi March 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    The recipe sounds wonderful! Love the ingredients!

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  5. teagan geneviene March 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    Hey… any time we can get the men folk to help in the kitchen. πŸ˜€
    This actually looks good. Enjoyed the process photos a lot, Kathryn. I only tried chorizo once, and didn’t much care for it. But homemade — that’s got to be delicious!
    Mega hugs my friend.

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  6. Gerlinde @ Sunnycovechef March 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    When I was living in Germany on my parents farm the butcher would come and turn the pig into all kinds of sausages . Your husband looks like like he knows what he is doing. Can I come over for breakfast?

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

      He’s pretty handy that way! And talk about homemade sausage. Yours was from a home-grown pig! I would love for you to come over for breakfast, Gerlinde!

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  7. White House Red Door March 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Awesome! Love that your husband has a meat grinder!!! We do too, but I’ve only used it to grind lamb for burgers. My husband is determined to make homemade cured sausage… Have you guys done that?
    The chorizo recipe looks delicious. I’m sorry your friend has passed away, but it’s special that you have his recipe to remember him by. πŸ’“

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  8. Freda @ Aromatic essence March 5, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    How awesome is this !! Lovely πŸ™‚

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  9. Karina Pinella March 6, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    Wow! I was just at a grocery store yesterday too and looked at their chorizo sausage and wondered what it was like. Your ingredients have given me a good idea what they would taste like. Beautiful pictures and the sausages look like they’re to die for!!

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  10. OldCountryGirl March 6, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    Sound delicious. I made homemade sausage before … breakfast sausage … and it is not as difficult as it seems. So, I have to try this recipe!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 6, 2016 at 9:42 am #

      Thank you Claudia! Chorizo is a Mexican sausage… very spicy! But I do like spicy. It goes great in all kinds of Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes.

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  11. Michelle Williams March 6, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    I’m so impressed! Looks great. I love pork chorizo. Sadly I buy mine at Whole Foods.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 6, 2016 at 9:43 am #

      Thanks so much Michelle! It’s not sad you buy yours at Whole Foods, that’s a great place to buy lots of foods!

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  12. lynne hoareau March 6, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    Wow ! Good on you both…homemade always tastes a million times better, and at least you know what really goes into it. Well done πŸ™‚

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  13. Lynz Real Cooking March 6, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    So much fun watching the grinding and the patties! I think that sandwich looks so good Kathryn! Yumm. Will look forward to seeing what you did with some of the sausage and the recipe is awesome! xx

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  14. annasdiabetes March 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Love the recipe! I’ve never made sausages, always bought at a store but now this is my next project. Thanks for posting this!

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  15. Karen March 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Richard was a great cook so I know your sausage had to be good.

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  16. Linda March 7, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    Looks good! I think I ‘need’ a meat grinder too (hmmm – what can be excuse to get one?!) πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  17. Conor Bofin March 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Great to see you getting him in on the act. Perhaps he might think about his own blog. What about “Adventures in Ground Meat”. I would follow for sure.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 7, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

      OH ha ha ha! My husband is a great cook but him having a blog would be more like “Misadventures in Blogging.” πŸ˜€

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  18. ChgoJohn March 8, 2016 at 6:58 am #

    So glad to see you’ve put that grinder to good use. I rarely buy ground meat now, finding it much healthier to do it myself. At least I know exactly what is going into my burger, sausages, etc. I also quit making sausages several years ago. Patties can be made in half the time and, for me, much more convenient. Besides, I like a sausage burger straight from the grill. I bet your chorizo burgers would be fantastic when grilled. With that list of ingredients, how could they not be? πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 8, 2016 at 8:27 am #

      Oh wow, thank you so much John! I know, it just doesn’t make sense to buy store bought if you have a meat grinder. Oooh a chorizo burger sounds delish! With some pepper jack cheese and jalapeΓ±os. πŸ™‚

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  19. anotherday2paradise March 8, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    Thanks for the recipe. It’s difficult to find decent ready made Chorizo here, and I love to use it in pasta dishes.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 8, 2016 at 8:28 am #

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! This is a Mexican chorizo, but I bet it would be great with pasta too!

      Like

  20. Lina March 8, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    I have never had these before! Sounds good..great pictures

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  21. Smiling Notes March 8, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    Wow Homemade sausages! I’m sure they must have tasted way better than any brand out there πŸ™‚ they look awesome! xoxo
    Shamira

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  22. MealsWithMel March 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    Mmm I love Sausage 😍 especially chorizo!! Thanks for sharing Kathryn!!

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  23. FrugalHausfrau March 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    How much fun is that!! I expect great things now from your hubs! πŸ™‚ I’ve made chorizo, too, but just used my food processor and it was a bit of a hassle…

    I have to say that sausage and egg sandwich is making me hungry!!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

      LOL I don’t know if it’s good I made you hungry or not at this time. It’s 10:30 pm in my time zone in the U.S.! But glad you like it. I can’t imagine making it all in only a blender first without the meat grinder, that would be a hassle.

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  24. aussiebaker March 12, 2016 at 3:22 am #

    One of my favourite cured meats. This could be very useful for me. Fabulous!

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  25. Sadie's Nest March 14, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    Good for you! I remember my sister making chorizo in culinary school… there just aren’t enough hours in my day. But you did it! Hurray! And very impressive!

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