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Bulk Pork Chorizo ideas

juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 12:33 PM

So on a whim I bought a pound of bulk pork chorizo at Sprouts the other day as it was on sale. I've mostly only had chorizo in breakfast dishes, and in a taco once.

So I was curious what some of y'alls favorite non-breakfast uses for pork chorizo is?

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  1. foodieX2 RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 01:07 PM

    I know its another breakfast type dish but I often make patties and put them on egg and cheese sandwiches for our weekly "breakfast for dinner nights". So good.

    I also use in queso, crumbled into mac n cheese and will replace some of the ground beef for tacos with chorizo.

    I am dying to try this too. I saw it on the "best thing I ever made-holiday edition" yesterday.


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      smtucker RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 01:11 PM

      Rick Bayless has some great recipes that use pork chorizo on his web site.... tacos, salad dressing, lots of others.

      1. Cynsa RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 01:18 PM

        another breakfast dish: chorizo-egg-potato casserole



        1. Soul Vole RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 01:57 PM

          How about tinga poblana -- basically shredded pork cooked with chorizo, chipotle, tomato, and onion. I once made the Bayless recipe from Authentic Mexican and a year later my friends were still raving about it.

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            travelerjjm RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 02:10 PM

            It is good in spaghetti sauce (with whatever other meat you are using)..
            I sometimes add it to meatloaf.
            I add it to nachos.
            I make tater tots or french fries and put diced green chile, cooked chorizo and shredded (usually cheddar) cheese on it and then melt the cheese under the broiler. You can add eggs if you want more protein.
            Chorizo and mushroom omlettes/frittata (with cheese) are good for dinner as well as breakfast. We have that at least once a week.
            It is wonderful in queso fundido.
            It is good on pizza (cook it first).
            It would make good "sausage gravy".
            I use chorizo for so many things.

            1. mucho gordo RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 02:41 PM

              I use it in my chili along with chunked up chuck roast.

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                fourunder RE: juliejulez Dec 16, 2012 02:44 PM

                Chorizo in with Shrimp and Grits

                Mussels and Clams Steamed with Beer and Chorizo

                1. Hank Hanover RE: juliejulez Dec 17, 2012 07:43 AM

                  Well, you can use it anywhere you would use any other sausage.... in place of Italian sausage for instance.

                  I mix it with ground beef when making a rice casserole. I basically saute the beef and chorizo then sweat onions corn and Rotelle tomatoes together. I put it in a casserole dish and put a layer of rice on topwith whatever sauce or cheese I have and then bake it in oven for 20 minutes or so.

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                    fourtopper RE: juliejulez Dec 17, 2012 07:56 AM

                    I put chorizo in with some quinoa, onions, and red/green peppers for a nice winter meal.

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