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Title: mexican chorizo
Post by: ginny on December 14, 2010, 03:59:07 PM
Anyone have a good/great recipe for making it. I have tried to make it a time or two but doesn't turn out like I want it too, like I can buy it from a Mexican market. I know the "secret" is vinegar but what else???
Title: Re: mexican chorizo
Post by: mikeamor on December 15, 2010, 04:09:47 AM
I guess it depends on the style you like (fresh, cured, mild, spicy, Mexican, Spanish, etc.).
Here's a recipe I used from lets-make-sausage.com (http://lets-make-sausage.com).
It made an OK sausage but what not exactly what I was looking for.
I've actually used chorizo I recently found at Kroger the last couple of times I wanted some.
It comes in a chub, is very spicy and surprisingly good.
I do not want to know what is in it but is is a good loose Mexican version.

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    * 5 pounds boned pork butt
    * 4 teaspoons hot ground pepper (I use cayenne)
    * 5 teaspoons granulated garlic (or 4-6 fresh cloves)
    * 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
    * 2 tablespoons good quality commercial chili powder
    * 1 teaspoon medium grind fresh black pepper
    * 2 tablespoons paprika
    * 2 to 3 tablespoons Kosher salt
    * 1 cup cider vinegar, very cold or chilled with ice

   1. Trim the pork, cut it into 1 inch cubes. Put it into the refrigerator to cool and then grind it through the 1/4 inch plate of your meat grinder.
   2. Combine the spices in a 1 small container and mix them the 1 cup of very cold cider vinegar.
   3. Pour the spice and vinegar combination into the ground pork and mix thoroughly for at least 2 minutes. Use your hands for mixing to assure even distribution.
   4. Either stuff into casings or make into bulk packages.
   5. If you stuff the sausage, it is best to let it hang (if possible) in a cooler or refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours to dry.

As with most fresh sausage, this recipe will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days and its quality will start to diminish after 3 months in the freezer.
Title: Re: mexican chorizo
Post by: ginny on December 20, 2010, 11:37:00 AM
I guess it depends on the style you like (fresh, cured, mild, spicy, Mexican, Spanish, etc.).
Here's a recipe I used from lets-make-sausage.com (http://lets-make-sausage.com).
It made an OK sausage but what not exactly what I was looking for.
I've actually used chorizo I recently found at Kroger the last couple of times I wanted some.
It comes in a chub, is very spicy and surprisingly good.
I do not want to know what is in it but is is a good loose Mexican version.

------------------------------------------------------------
    * 5 pounds boned pork butt
    * 4 teaspoons hot ground pepper (I use cayenne)
    * 5 teaspoons granulated garlic (or 4-6 fresh cloves)
    * 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
    * 2 tablespoons good quality commercial chili powder
    * 1 teaspoon medium grind fresh black pepper
    * 2 tablespoons paprika
    * 2 to 3 tablespoons Kosher salt
    * 1 cup cider vinegar, very cold or chilled with ice

   1. Trim the pork, cut it into 1 inch cubes. Put it into the refrigerator to cool and then grind it through the 1/4 inch plate of your meat grinder.
   2. Combine the spices in a 1 small container and mix them the 1 cup of very cold cider vinegar.
   3. Pour the spice and vinegar combination into the ground pork and mix thoroughly for at least 2 minutes. Use your hands for mixing to assure even distribution.
   4. Either stuff into casings or make into bulk packages.
   5. If you stuff the sausage, it is best to let it hang (if possible) in a cooler or refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours to dry.

As with most fresh sausage, this recipe will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days and its quality will start to diminish after 3 months in the freezer.

Thanks for the recipe, yea I can buy Mexican chorizo all around.
Title: Re: mexican chorizo
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on December 20, 2010, 01:17:24 PM
Anyone have a good/great recipe for making it. I have tried to make it a time or two but doesn't turn out like I want it too, like I can buy it from a Mexican market. I know the "secret" is vinegar but what else???

One thing about bought-in-the-Mexican market Chorizo, it is very fat, possibly 30% or more, and it has a bunch of achiote powder or tea in it.  I have made it a couple times but have decided to leave it up to the professionals.  And yes, it does have either bitter orange or vinegar in it..

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Title: Re: mexican chorizo
Post by: ginny on December 26, 2010, 05:19:58 PM
Anyone have a good/great recipe for making it. I have tried to make it a time or two but doesn't turn out like I want it too, like I can buy it from a Mexican market. I know the "secret" is vinegar but what else???

One thing about bought-in-the-Mexican market Chorizo, it is very fat, possibly 30% or more, and it has a bunch of achiote powder or tea in it.  I have made it a couple times but have decided to leave it up to the professionals.  And yes, it does have either bitter orange or vinegar in it..

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That is I think true, Mike  about buying the Mexican Chorizo it is very fatty. So I'm making my own. It not too difficult too make either. Just have to find the 'flavor' that we like, still experimenting. So will give it another go, in 2011.