Chorizo is a hot and spicy Mexican sausage, similar to the Spanish sausage of the same name.
Mexican chorizo [tchoh-REE-soh] is made from minced pork and native Mexican chiles, along with other flavorful and intense spices, and often has deep crimson hues. Choirzo can be cured or fresh; chorizo that is meant to be cooked (like in Sandra Gutierrez's Potato and Chorizo Sopes) contains more fat than the chorizo that is served on a tapas board. Mexican chorizo is most often crumbled in the cooking process as the fat melts and flavors all the ingredients in the pan. While most chorizo is distinctively red, there are green chorizos made with cilantro and other herbs.
Recipes with Mexican Chorizo