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Fresh Homemade Chorizo Sausage Recipe

Delicious homemade chorizo using fresh sausage lets you be in charge of what goes in it. So easy to make, you'll wonder why you ever bought it in the store!
Course Basics, Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 pounds
Calories 494kcal


  • 2 pounds fresh pork sausage

Chorizo Seasoning Blend

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano rubbed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme rubbed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaf or sage
  • 1/4 cup vinegar red wine or cider is my preference


  • Put the fresh pork sausage into a large bowl and add the vinegar. Mix the vinegar into the sausage with a hand mixer.
  • Into a smaller bowl, measure all of the dry seasonings for the chorizo and blend together. Sprinkle the chorizo seasoning over the pork sausage and mix with the hand mixer until all of the ingredients are incorporated, evenly.
  • Divide the pork into four 1/2 pound (or 8 1/4 pound) servings. Shape into patties, wrap, and freeze what you are not going to use right away.
  • It will keep in the refrigerator for 5 days before cooking.


Nutrition Facts
Fresh Homemade Chorizo Sausage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 46g | Fiber: 1g