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Chorizo (Hot Mexican Sausage)

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Category: Main Dish, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 ts Cumin seeds
  • 2 ts Crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 ts Corriander seeds
  • 3 Whole cloves
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 2 1/2 ts Coarse (kosher) salt
  • 4 ts Paprika
  • 1/4 ts Whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 ts Finely minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 lb Lean, trimmed pork,1"dice>>>
  • Chilled
  • 10 oz Fresh pork fat, 1/2" dice>>>
  • Chilled
  • 1/3 c Robust red wine


Combine cumin, red pepper, corriander and cloves in sm. saucepan and shake
over med. heat until peppers are slightly toasted and seeds begin to
crackle, abt. 1 min. Combine toasted seasonings and remaining dry
seasonings in mill or mortar and grind to coarse texture.

Combine seasonings with garlic in small bowl. Mix meat, fat, and
seasonings in large bowl.

Put half meat mixture and half of wine in food processor and process to
fairly coarse grind. If using grinder, use coarse-grind plate. Process in
two batches. Combine, mix thoroughly, cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24
hrs. Stuff into casings using sausage stuffer, or horn attached to
grinder. Tie links in 3 to 4 inch links. Allow chorizos to dry to touch in
cool place, or simply refrigerate for 24 hrs. uncovered. Hold in refrig.
for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Cook in your usual manner. Yield: abt. 2 lbs.

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