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Mexican Chorizo Seasoning

Mexican Chorizo Seasoning
Mexican Chorizo Seasoning

Mexican Chorizo Seasoning

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Net Weight:
2.4 oz
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We love chorizo at our house but there are some distinct differences between Spanish chorizo and Mexican chorizo. Spanish chorizo is cured so it doesn't need to be heated and it can just be sliced and eaten. Before you can eat Mexican chorizo it must first be removed from its casings and then cooked. These should not be substituted for each other as their flavor profiles are quite different. 

Mexican chorizo is known for its spiciness and deep red color which both come from the key ingredient of Ancho chile powder.

While most Mexican chorizos have the signature rich reddish color not all Mexican chorizo is red. Toluca, Mexico is known as the capital of Mexican chorizo and they prefer a "green" chorizo, which is typically  made with poblano chile peppers, cilantro, garlic and tomatillo.

Throughout Mexico, local food stands and restaurants used cooked chorizo in burritos, chorizo con huevos, choriqueso, pizza, tacos and tortas. Corizo con huevos is a popular Mexican breakfast of scrambled eggs and chorizo stuffed into breakfast burritos, tacos and taquitos. Chorizo is also used in tortas where it is combined with refried beans. Choriqueso is also known as chorizo con queso which has fried chorizo added to melted cheese which is eaten with corn tortillas (similar to chips and salsa).

While Spanish chorizo is always found in a sausage casing Mexican chorizo doesn't have to be as it is most often removed from a casing prior to eating.

The instantly recognizable flavor of Mexican chorizo is due to the selction of chiles and vinegar. Like many regional dishes there can be subtle flavor preferences where some home cooksprefer to use various types of chiles such as anchos, guajillos or paprika and also different vinegars such as apple cider, red or white.

We found that for the most flavorful homemade Mexican chorizo it is best to season the chorizo and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight to allow the seasonings to marry with the meat. While you can certainly use a sausage casing like you would for any homemade sausage you don't have to. We've stored ours in shrink wrap and plastic bags. For a more authentic Mexican chorizo you would use ground pork but we've also mixed the ground pork with lean ground beef and even ground turkey (depending on what we had at the house).

Our Mexican Chorizo seasoning is hand blended from Ancho chiles, cumin, garlic, coriander, salt, black pepper, Mexican oregano, thyme, Ceylon cinnamon, cloves and bay leafs.

You'll need to experiment with how much seasoning you like to use as some like it spicier than others. For a rule of thumb we like to recommend using 1 tablespoon of Mexican chorizo seasoning to one pound of meat.

If you're a fan of authentic Mexican seasonings then you'll love our Yucatan Recado Rojo, Mexican Mole Seasoning, Andouille Sausage Seasoning and Manzanillo Seasoning. We also carry a popular Breakfast Sausage Seasoning.

Two of our favorite Mexican Chorizo recipes are Black Beans and Mexican Chorizo and Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.5g1%

Dietary Fiber0.5g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

4.5 out of 5
24 total ratings.

Tim W. (Verified buyer) 07/28/2021
Both good. We added a Both good. We added a bit more than recommended of the Chorizo. This would be great in my chili.

Marcus D. (Verified buyer) 07/25/2021
Picked up a pork shoulder Picked up a pork shoulder roast and deboned it. Trimmed the fat so I could control the leanness. Stripped it up and fed it to the grinder. Put it in the stand mixer and added seasoning 1/4 cup at a time. Tried a little test patty at 3/4 of a cup. I ended up using 1 1/4 cup. Delicious lean chorizo.

Mark G. (Verified buyer) 05/12/2021
This is a great seasoning! This is a great seasoning! I have been trying to make chorizo for years , this blend makes it so easy. I actually mix 2 parts Mexican Chorizo with 1 part Breakfest Sausage Seasoning. Comes out great!

Tom M. (Verified buyer) 03/30/2021
Tasty and authentic flavors Tasty and authentic flavors

Dwight W. (Verified buyer) 01/30/2021
Perfect blend of spices. Shipping Perfect blend of spices. Shipping during the pandemic , what can you say. Spices Inc. got it out fast , the shipper was a little slow. No complaint.

Raymond T. (Verified buyer) 12/22/2020
Great! Goes well with lots Great! Goes well with lots of different types foods. Sharing with siblings. Plan on ordering more for gifts to friends and family.

Juliet D. (Verified buyer) 07/17/2020
I have a hard time I have a hard time finding quality chorizo near me, so this is perfect because I can just make my own! So flavorful! Also my secret ingredient in chili.

DAVID S. (Verified buyer) 12/18/2019
Top notch seasonings. Highly recommended! Top notch seasonings. Highly recommended!

Mary W. (Verified buyer) 10/16/2019
Love this spice! Sometimes it's hard to find "Chorizo" sausage in the grocery store but with this spice mixture, I can make my own. I just add as much as I like to my favorite mild sausage and it tastes great!

Brian L. (Verified buyer) 10/10/2019
Ready to make a large batch Good heat. Great flavors. I will be buying this in bulk soon.
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