Think making your own sausage sounds too hard? Well, this green chili chorizo recipe is quite possibly the easiest sausage recipe in existence- no weird animal parts, no stuffing, just ground pork, chilies, and cilantro!
I found the recipe in my latest food read, The Wurst of Lucky Peach. Lucky Peach is a food magazine that recently started publishing cookbooks, and this book covers all things sausage. Part dictionary, part history, and part cookbook, this book is full of plenty of innuendo and information about encased meat.
Nearly every type of sausage known to man has an entry in this book, some with more interesting details than others. I really enjoyed reading the chapter about the strange Swedish dish called tunnbrodsrulle (a hot dog wrapped in flatbread with instant mashed potatoes, ketchup, mustard, and shrimp salad). I think it sounds disgusting, Seth thought it sounded great!
I wanted to try my hand at one of their homemade sausage recipes, but I wasn’t sure I could easily track down all the required ingredients for most of them. The green chili chorizo, however, had easy-to-find grocery store ingredients. The one exception was spinach powder, which I ended up leaving out, but if you want it, you can find it on Amazon.
You can use this chorizo for just about anything, some of my favorites are in scrambled eggs or breakfast tacos, or mixed into homemade queso. And I can guarantee that you won’t look at chorizo the same way again!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. This post contains affiliate links.