How to Make Homemade Chorizo - Recipe


  • Walton's Employee

    Chorizo Sausage

    How to Make Chorizo

    Learn how to make Chorizo with Walton's and Meatgistics. Read the guide, and then post your questions or comments below.

    What Is Chorizo?

    There are two main types of Chorizo, Mexican or Spanish. Both are made from ground pork and can be sweet or spicy, the Spanish version is usually dry-cured where the Mexican is usually either fresh. Chorizo can be made from leaner portions of pork all the way to 50/50 fat to lean ratio. The seasonings will normally give you a finished product that is reddish in color. Our version will be a Mexican style and made from Untrimmed Pork Butts. An important addition to the Mexican Chorizo is vinegar, you should aim for a 50-grain vinegar.

    Meat Block

    25 lb of 70/30 Beef Trim or 25 lb of Untrimmed Pork Butts or 18 lb Venison and 7 lb. Pork Fat

    Additives

    1 bag of Excalibur Chorizo Seasoning
    8 oz. (0.5 lb) 50 grain vinegar
    32-35mm Hog Casings or Collagen Casings or Meat Bags

    Process

    Grind all of your meat twice through a 3/16th inch plate. Make sure your plates and knives are sharp and lubricated before grinding to give you a nice clean cut and to prevent any smearing. You can also remove your grinder head assembly and let is sit in the freezer overnight before grinding to get it as cold as possible.

    Meat Mixing

    We do not need protein extraction since we are not smoking this, so just mix in your seasoning and vinegar into the meat and mix until all seasoning is dissolved.

    Sausage Stuffing

    You can stuff your sausage into either 32-35mm Hog Casings or Collagen Casings. If you are using natural hog casings make sure you soak and flush them first. Avoid creating air pockets when you load your sausage stuffer, a good way to do this is to load your first level at an angle so the meat covers the bottom and then slopes slightly from one side to the other, add the next layer and leave an angle sloped in the opposite direction, make sure you are packing it down between loads. Stuff casings until they are smooth and full and then twist into links or cut into desired lengths

    Stuffing Into Meat Bags

    Use your largest stuffing tube to make this as easy as possible. Place the bag over of the stuffing tube and fill to the desired amount. Close bag with a Meat Bag Tape Machine or Hog Ring Pliers.

    Wrap up

    Making a Mexican Chorizo is really not much harder than making any other Fresh Sausage or Bratwurst, you just need to use the correct vinegar and seasoning.

    Additional Tips

    • If you cannot find something listed as 50 grain then look for one with an acidity between 5-10%.
    • Make sure you lubricate your plates and knives with White Oil before you start your grinder
    • Since most often Mexican Chorizo is going to be used in its ground form stuffing it into meat bags might be the better idea with this one. However, it is also delicious if enjoyed as a regular sausage in a casing.

    Other Notes

    You can make leaner Chorizo, it will not have as strong of a taste but is still delicious

    Watch WaltonsTV: How To Make Chorizo

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Pork Sausage Meat Bags

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Natural Hog Casings

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Collagen Casings

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Walton’s Sausage Stuffers

    Shop waltonsinc.com for Ethnic Sausage Seasonings



Log in to reply
 


Active Users


Recent Posts

  • N

    Is there any current coupons? Thanks

    read more
  • P

    @cayenneman That is more like smoking pork butts or brisket. I did a whole wild turkey at 225F and since there is so little fat on them to start with I used it to make a turkey noodle soup and that little bit of extra smoke on the turkey is a game changer! I used the bones to make the stock and it also had a little smokeyness to it, delicious. Don’t be afraid to run the smoker up 225-250F. Just make sure get it warm and dry before putting the smoke to it so it will stick better.

    read more
  • @rhjbarney That is the second time in recent weeks I have heard sausage referred to as Cigars, I like it and I am sure I can come up with a clever (for me at least) social media post about it. Also, I use a lot of the pictures our users post here on Walton’s Instagram, Facebook and twitter accounts and also Meratgistics Face Book accounts. Consider this my shameless plug to follow our social media accounts.

    read more

Recent Topics

14
Online

4.5k
Users

1.0k
Topics

4.3k
Posts