Mexcian Chorizo — Recipes All Day Long
Mexican chorizo is a meal staple south of the border, from breakfast through dinner. And there’s a good reason why: This delicious, spicy sausage tastes just as good alongside eggs as it does in fajitas or in the popular Mexican dip known as queso fundido.
While chorizo is popular in Spain, Portugal, and throughout South America, Mexican chorizo has certain distinct characteristics and a flavor that set it apart. For starters, unlike varieties of Spanish chorizo that are cured, Mexican chorizo is almost always fresh, so it needs to be cooked before serving. It has a distinctive bright-red color, too, and the meat inside the casing is minced, not chopped, as with the Spanish variety. Finally, while many countries have found delicious ways to serve chorizo, Mexican cuisine still offers some of tastiest chorizo dishes imaginable.
The recipes here showcase the intense flavor of the sausage, from an innovative Mexican chorizo noodle bowl to the aforementioned classic, queso fundido. When buying chorizo for these dishes, thought, be sure to pick up more than you think you’ll need. You might end up having chorizo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner too.
Melted cheese and fresh herbs perfectly compliment the rich flavor of the chorizo in this easy quesadillas recipe.
A staple of Mexican restaurants, creamy queso fundido is a spicy dip that’s perfect party food alongside a bowl of warm tortilla chips and a fun departure from salsa or guacamole.
This creative dish is a great way to experience traditional Mexican flavors in a unexpected presentation — in a Dutch oven, hich easy makes the dish easy to prepare and to clean up.
Hearty and delicious, this casserole is a great main dish for a brunch or potluck. Top with a dollop of light sour cream for a healthy, tasty breakfast.
A Mexican twist on surf-n-turf, these fajitas are filled with spicy shrimp and sliced chorizo.
Head south of the border to make all of these wonderful Mexican dishes!