Basque Chorizo Recipe

Basque Chorizo Recipe

It is widely known that chorizo is a famous Spanish originated dish. Basque chorizo recipe is one of the most sought-after methods of making chorizo from scratch. The freshness of the meat and seasoning enhances the taste and flavor of the famous dish. This is a Spanish chorizo sausage recipe which you can follow from scratch and enjoy it till it lasts. 

How to Cook Spanish Chorizo

To make the Basque sausage, the technique must be followed through. This includes processes of grinding, freezing, and mixing. It takes up some time but the result is so much worth it. Let us dive into the chorizo ingredients list and the technique of making the sausages and cooking them. 

Ingredients That You Will Need Are:

  • Three pounds of chilled or slightly frozen pork shoulder
  • Two pounds of chilled or slightly frozen lean beef meat
  • Three fourths of a pound of chilled or slightly frozen pork back fat 
  • One third of a cup of dry red wine or Rioja
  • Three tablespoons of kosher salt
  • Two tablespoons of fresh black pepper powder
  • One and a half tablespoon of crushed and finely minced garlic
  • Six tablespoons of sweet paprika powder
  • Four tablespoons of hot paprika powder
  • Two tablespoons of chile powder
  • One tablespoon of olive oil

Method of Preparing Basque Chorizos Step by Step:

Step 1: Grind the pork and beef meat. Spread them on the work station.

Step 2: Mix the wine, kosher salt, pepper, sweet paprika, hot paprika, garlic, chile powder. Combine them well. 

Step 3: Spread evenly and freeze the mix for two hours. Freeze the back fat during this time too. This way it will be ready to grind and mix in time. 

Step 4: Take the back fat out. Grind it out and make a note of it being crystal like in texture. It should be crispy.

Step 5: Take the ground meat out, divide into two sections. Mix one half with the ground pork back fat. 

Step 6: Grind the back fat and meat portion again and mix the remaining ground meat with the rest. 

Step 7: You can store the major portion into hog casings, according to your wish. And freeze it.

Step 8: Or you can instantly cook the sausage you made from scratch. Pour olive oil onto a grilling pan and place chunks of sausage in patty shape. 

Step 9: It will take 5-7 minutes on each side for the sausage to cook. Serve with bread or rice and beans. 

Note: You can freeze the fresh sausage for up to 3 days in the fridge, stored and chilled in sealed bagged chorizo lasts up to 3 months, cooked chorizo lasts up to 5 months. 


There you have the recipe of making the special Spanish chorizos and how to cook them. You can also learn to store them so you can enjoy it for a prolonged amount of time. These sausages go very well with traditional rice dishes and burger patties. You can use this during barbeque season. You can use the sausage as fresh burger patties.

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