Lean Chorizo

By Avera

  • Makes 32 Servings

  • 2 lb Pork, tenderloin, lean, roasted

  • 4 tbsp chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 2 tbsp paprika

  • 2 1/2 tsp crushed garlic

  • 1 tsp ground oregano , dried oregano

  • 3 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp kosher salt (optional)

  1. Begin by removing all fat from the meat.

  2. Then cut the meat into cubes, place in a food processor, and grind to desired consistency.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to ground pork and mix well.

  4. Traditionally, this sausage is aged for 4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container before cooking. Leftover sausage can be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutritional Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 37
Total Carbs 0.3g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
Sugars 0g
Total Fat 0.9g
Saturated Fat 0.3g
Unsaturated Fat 0.6g
Potassium 0mg
Protein 6.4g
Sodium 13.9mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Meat

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1 reply

Avera 2008-10-26 15:49:03 -0500 Report

This low-fat chorizo recipe is a great alternative for replacing recipes that call for bacon, such as cabbage, bean or potato soup. One or 2 ounces of this chorizo can replace up to an entire pound of bacon.