Homemade Mexican Chorizo

Mexican chorizo is perfectly fatty, spicy, and filling when you need a sausage for burgers or other easy meat dishes. Even better, it’s not hard to make—at least if you can find the ground pork. While ground pork can be hard to find in some supermarkets, many butcher shops or Mexican markets can hook you up. You may find that given how easy this chorizo is to make, you just can’t stay away!

You can use chorizo in tacos, burritos, with egg dishes, keto casseroles, and even just eaten alone. Its a delicious food that brings many cuisines to life with its flavor.


Category: Starter Calorie Count: 255 Macronutrient ratio: Carb-induced calories—3% Protein: 16 grams Carbohydrates: 2 grams Total Fat: 20 grams
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10


  • 2 pounds pork ground and fatty
  • 6 tablespoons Mexican chili powder ancho, guajillo, or a combination of the two
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano dried
  • 2 teaspoons cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves ground
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 bay leaves crumbled
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar


  • With all of your ingredients in a large bowl, mix well. If using your hands, wear gloves. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate to let set, preferably for at least 2 hours (and ideally overnight) before using.
  • Refrigerate for use within the next three days, or freeze in smaller portions for use up to three months in the future.


Don't confuse Mexican chorizo with Spanish chorizo. The Spanish version is made with cured meats, as opposed to the Mexican chorizo, which is made with ground pork. As for the spices, if you can't find Mexican chili powder, you can substitute with a combination of paprika and red chili powder (5 ½ tablespoons paprika + 2 teaspoons red chili powder).
Tools Needed:
  • Large bowl
  • Plastic wrap

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