Mexican Chorizo Dishes

Chorizo, a spicy, Spanish pork sausage, is a great accent in Mexican recipes. From quesadillas to Mexican-style pizzas, there are plenty places for chorizo to spice up a meal.

See Popular Mexican Chorizo Dishes Recipes

Queso Fundido con Chorizo

The Food Channel

This simple-to-prepare Mexican "fondue" combines gooey cheese with spicy Mexican sausage for a craveable flavor combination that will be the life of your party.

Chiles Rellenos with Corn-and-Okra Succotash

Food & Wine

Chiles rellenos (literally, stuffed chiles) are a classic Tex-Mex dish of roasted poblanos filled with cheese or meat, then battered and fried. For his version, Tim Love scoops succotash into poblanos, then grills the chiles rellenos in a cast-iron pot for smokiness.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Crostini with Creamy Ricotta and Chorizo

Food & Wine

"Chorizo is so underused," says Shea Gallante. Here, he uses the spicy Spanish sausage in a savory crostini topping.

Total: 1 hr

Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

These super fast quesadillas can be grilled and used as an appetizer or main dish.

Shrimp-and-Chorizo Pizza with Escarole and Manchego

Food & Wine

"I don't know if I invented this combo, but since I don't remember stealing it from anyone, I'll take the credit," says Michael Schwartz of his ingenious pizza topping of shrimp, escarole, tangy Manchego, and spicy chorizo. He gets his chorizo (the firm kind; the soft one would make the pizza too greasy) from Miami's El Palacio de los Jugos marketplace.

Total: 2 hrs

Mexican Chorizo Noodle Bowl

Better Homes and Gardens

Chorizo is a fresh sausage that can be mild or spicy-hot. It can be found in Mexican markets or major grocery stores. This toss-together dinner in a bowl is packed with lively flavor.

Total: 40 mins

Hominy and Chorizo Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Packed with chili peppers and warm spices, Mexican chorizo is the perfect substitute for beef in this unique chili. Thicker than you'd like? Simply add more chicken broth as needed to reach desired consistency.

Chorizo-Olive Griddle Cakes with Chile Butter

Food & Wine

These little patties are moist and dense, almost like a griddle scone. Grace Parisi cooks them on a griddle, just like pancakes, and serves them with a spicy butter made with sambal oelek (Asian chile sauce).

Total: 30 mins

Chorizo and Sweet Pepper Saute with Crusty Bread

Family Circle

Chorizo sausage is a popular ingredient in both Spanish and Mexican cooking. Use a Spanish wine such as Rioja for these open-faced sandwiches.

Paella Valenciana

Food & Wine

Seamus Mullen cooks the rice for this chicken-and-seafood paella as if it were risotto, adding chicken stock gradually. Stir stock or canned chicken broth into the rice all at once and cook.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Chorizo and Shrimp en Croute

Pace Salsa & Picante

How about a little Gulf Coast flavor in a puff pastry shell? These shells, filled with a spicy sausage and shrimp mix, are special enough for company, but easy enough for everyday.

Total: 55 mins

Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-duh) Baskets

Better Homes and Gardens

Brazilians have been cooking up this national dish of spicy black bean stew, known as Feijoada, for more than 300 years.

Seafood Paella

Food & Wine

This hearty paella, created by cooking club member David Joud, is brimming with browned chicken, seared squid, spicy chorizo, and briny shellfish. For a faster version, omit the sole and crabmeat.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Blue Cornmeal Chorizo Stuffing

Better Homes and Gardens

Stuff your holiday turkey with a Tex-Mex stuffing. Chorizo sausage and serrano peppers add a load of spiciness to the Blue Corn Bread crumbs.

Total: 25 mins

Chicken Chorizo Gumbo

Better Homes and Gardens

A smoky touch of paprika differentiates this chicken and chorizo recipe from the gumbo crowd.

Fiesta Breakfast Casserole


A colorful egg bake filled with chorizo, black beans, tomatoes, and corn.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins
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