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
"Chorizo is so underused," says Shea Gallante. Here, he uses the spicy Spanish sausage in a savory crostini topping.
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.
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.
"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.
These super fast quesadillas can be grilled and used as an appetizer or main dish.
Chorizo sausage is a popular ingredient in both Spanish and Mexican cooking. Use a Spanish wine such as Rioja for these open-faced sandwiches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Brazilians have been cooking up this national dish of spicy black bean stew, known as Feijoada, for more than 300 years.
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.
A colorful egg bake filled with chorizo, black beans, tomatoes, and corn.
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.