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Where to buy Mexican chorizo?

I'm thinking about entering a chili contest this weekend, and in order to do that I'll need a lot of chorizo. Any ideas where I can get it in Boston or Cambridge (or metrowest)?

TIA,

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  1. Haven't looked recently but in the past we've gotten it at BJ's.

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    1. re: Allstonian

      Still there, in the meat department near the other fresh sausages. Makes some really lovely chorizo and eggs.

    2. I get mine at Amigos Market on Broadway in East Somerville. They have Mexican and Salvadoran Chorizo.

      1. Whole Foods Fresh Pond usually has their house-made chorizo. It's tasty, but pretty lean so be aware you'll need some fat from the other meat you use.

        Savenor's in Cambridge often has it, but make sure you call first because sometimes they don't.

        La Chapincita on Moody St. in Waltham also often has it in the refrigerator case at the rear of the store. Again, though, you might want to call before making a trip.

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        1. re: bear

          I had some of the El Salvadoran chorizo from El Chapincita and it was VERY gristly and not very tasty.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Thanks. Good to know. I also bought some Salvadoran from another market (whose name escapes me) in Waltham and ended up throwing it away. It was all gristle.

        2. Pairings in Winchester has two different chorizos from Spain and one domestic. None from Mexico though.

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          1. re: Schnowzer

            Spanish chorizo is quite different from Mexican. One usually can't substitute one for the other.

          2. do you mean the chorizo that is "wet" made in the US, Mexico, etc.,like other kinds of sausage or the kind of chorizo that is "dry" like salami made in Spain? I think Portugal makes dry and maybe Brazil makes both?

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            1. re: Madrid

              I wouldn't use hard Spanish chorizo in chili.

              I'm guessing lilbrownbat knows what they want.

              1. It's very easy to make, especially if you have a grinder or food processor.

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                1. re: trufflehound

                  And me with a new food processor! Got a recipe?

                  1. It's also very easy to make your own:

                    making my own mexican chorizo
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5039...

                    Homemade Chorizo
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/923838

                    1. If find it so interesting to see which ingredients are a specialty item in one region, but are totally standard in another. If you asked this question in Houston, the answer would be "any grocery store in town".

                      1. I'm pretty sure you can get it at Market Basket.

                        1. I tried the chorizo at Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions 468 Moody St in Waltham last night it was delicious. It is made there and if you like sausage, salumi, ... their case is to drool over. Prices reflect the made on premises care and knowledge.

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                          1. re: sciaccagirl

                            Oooh, I'll have to try Moody's. Their sausages are outstanding.

                            1. re: sciaccagirl

                              I love that spot, just wish I could spend more there, it's pricey.....but I get why, and will go there again to treat myself to a true artisan product

                            2. The Stop & Shop in JP carries it in the "meat" department. It's cause we have such an awesome neighborhood.

                              1. La Favorita Market in Allston has Mexican chorizo. On Harvard Ave, between Brighton and Cambridge Streets.

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                                1. re: caromk

                                  Also La Internacional in Union Square, Somerville.