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beef chorizo

Fresh Chorizo Recipe

  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Mexican Food


This fresh chorizo recipe is incredibly easy and customizable with options for spice level or even your choice of meat.


  • 2 lb ground meat, pork or beef preferred
  • 1.5 cups Red Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste


  1. Make sure the Red Adobo Sauce is completely cooled, if you just make it fresh.
  2. Mix the ingredients together, recommend using a glass or metal bowl as this will stain.
  3. Test a small sample by cooking. Heat a skillet with a few drops of oil on medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the chorizo and cook until desired. Taste and adjust the salt.
  4. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. The flavors will be much stronger after sitting together overnight.


The best flavors will develop if the meat is allowed to sit overnight in the fridge after it’s mixed.

Keywords: Mexican food, chorizo, ground beef, ground pork, tacos, burritos

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