Mexican-Style Chorizo

Last Updated on July 7, 2021

This Mexican-style chorizo recipe is easier than you might’ve expected. All you need is a pack of ButcherBox ground pork, some spices, and your hands. Enjoy!  

Chorizo is a staple in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American cuisine. Though it’s difficult to trace the origin of the sausage, some think that chorizo as we know it originated in Catalonia. Mexican-style chorizo differs from its European counterpart in that the pork is typically fresh versus the smoked Spanish chorizo.

Mexican-Style Chorizo

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Protein: Pork
Cut: Ground Pork
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Meal Prep


  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Ground Pork
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Your bare hands or glove-covered hands work best.
  • Cook immediately or store raw in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 3 days.


Chef Tips:
  • You can replace paprika with smoked paprika if you would like a little smokiness.
  • This recipe is great to play with the level of heat you want in your sausage, adjust the chili powder to your liking, and enjoy!
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Emilie Abijanac is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête. Emilie was also the culinary director of ButcherBox.