Mexican Chorizo

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  1. Gizamo

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    Been looking for a excuse to use my old meat grinder and sausage press. Had a real hankering for chorizo and eggs. So found a use for a 3lb pork loin that's been in the freezer since end of Summer.

    Put the 5/16" plate in the Enterprise meat grinder and in a few minutes ....

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    So I cheated and used Mountain Blend Chorizo seasoning. Two and half tablespoons seemed about right.

    So the hog casings are soaking in water. In another 30 minutes they will get washed and loaded onto the press.

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    I'll post pics of the finished product. Fun little Sunday morning project that tastes good and fits my Keto diet.
     
  2. PAcanis

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    I wish I could find real chorizo around here. Or andouille.
    My neighbor turns his whole deer into sausage, most with natural casings. Good stuff.

    Get to crankin'!
     
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    Yum, chorizo...me gusta!
     
  4. Gizamo

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    All done. We kept out about a pound of ground pork to mix with a pound of hamburger for meatballs. Reserved another quarter pound for Chorizo sausage patties (tommorows breakfast). And, still had enough to make this batch of links...


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    Chorizo, fire roasted tomatoes, beans, topped with shredded cheese is my favorite chip dip.
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    With the cheese completely melted and stirred for serving.
    Eat right out of the hot cast iron, very little clean up.
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  6. Gizamo

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    If you have a Cabelas nearby ...they sell complete sausage kits. They sell one for andouille. You can just mix it with ground pork. They're pretty good. Some even come with hog casings if your inclined to make your own links...
     
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    Well done, it looks great!

    While I was stationed in Northern Germany in the late 80's, I got a serious hankerin' for some Chorizo. It wasn't sold in the Commissary at all so we just went without...for a while. Being in Germany, pork is every where and dirt cheap on the economy so my ex-wife had her mother send us a recipe (from San Antonio) on how to make Chorizo. I picked up 10 pounds of finely ground pork, some garlic, chili powder, a few other spices and some vinegar. Stuck the spices and vinegar in the blender then mixed it with the meat and let it sit in the fridge over night. I divided it up and put it into little baggies and stuck it in the freezer. I kept one bag out as I planned on making some tacos to eat on the 60km bus ride to the radar site I was stationed at. I took a couple extra tacos with me for a buddy of mine (from Austin). He took one bite and practically screamed "Where the BLANK did you find Chorizo?!"

    Needless to say, I might have made a couple extra dollars over there by making and selling it to those in the know...

    Easy to make and goes with everything! Chorizo and eggs! Chorizo and Potatoes! Chorizo and beans! Chorizo Frito Pie! I am convinced that anything that goes with bacon, goes with Chorizo!

    Take a hint from the OP, if it's not available, get out there and make some for yourself. This is a forum based on getting stuff done...now GIT 'ER DONE!

    Aaron
     
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    Gizamo, whatever you don't dice up a mess of onions n peppers and blister 'em in the chorizo grease

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    or stir any eggs n cheese in with 'em

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    wrapped in a flour tortilla that mess would sure fill your belly
     
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    " Tonight's late Dinner: My Version of " Chorizo & Egg " [​IMG]

    I bought some ground Pork @ a local Butchers shop, which he mixes up seasons & sells as " Chorizo ".
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    I then doctor it up with a few seasoning of my own, Sofrito & Homemade Green Chili.

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    Add a few of my favorite Veggies: Cabbage, Onions, Celery, & a dash of " Salt - Pepper ".
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    Oh man, now I have a hankering for some chorizo and eggs!

    Local hole in the wall place serves me some chorizo and eggs with refried beans and sliced potatoes with hot tortillas. Mmmm mmmm!

    We’ve been going there since high school. Walk in and they ask “the usual?”
     
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    just got home from brunch w/ an old friend

    i had migas w/ chorizo w/ refried beans n home fried taters

    fair dinkum(MD)
     
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    Oh Chorizo, how you tempt me!
     
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    Man, that looks yummy!
     
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    Chorizo n eggs n cat head biscuits with pleanty butter. Now ya'll done went n made me hongry.
     
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    I love me some chorizo. Meehos in Paradise had the best breakfast burritos. Little crispy cubed potatoes, eggs, chorizo, cheese, sour cream. Soooo delicious with a mug of strong coffee. Ah, memories...
     
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    Another reason I need to get on some more feral hogs...
     
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    Chorizo, oh how I love thee. Sorry I missed this. The meat department at my local Supermarket make their own Chorizo. It is very good. I add it to Mac and Cheese, eggs, eggs and 'taters, eggs and rice. I will have to try the dip.
     
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    I buy it uncased from a specialty butcher. It’s fantastic cooked with diced potatoes for “chorizo and tater” TACOS.
     
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    Love some chorizo! When we go camping with a bunch of the kids Inmake up a giant Dutch oven of chili tots..

    Tater tots
    Chili (thick homemade or canned in a pinch)
    Half pound of chorizo
    Fresh onion
    Cheese of choice, the more the merrier.

    Brown the chorizo and onion, toss in tots and toss to brown. Once it looks done smother in chili, cover and cook for 45 mins. Add cheese and cover to melt (leave the coals on top) for about 5 mins.

    Flip the lid to warm the tortillas, fill and serve!
     
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