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Easy Chorizo
Easy Chorizo

Portions: 12 Serving size: 1/3 cup meat


1 pound 90% lean ground beef or ground turkey
3 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons hot chili powder
2 teaspoons red or cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground oregano
2 teaspoons white vinegar


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients very thoroughly. Place in airtight container and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours.
  2. Divide into 1/3-cup portions. Wrap in plastic wrap or butcher paper and freeze in thick plastic freezer bags for later use.
  3. Cook 1/3-cup portion per person in a skillet on stove top, chopping meat into fine crumbles with a spatula. See DaVita.com recipe for Chorizo and Egg Tortilla.

Helpful hints

  • Cook entire recipe at once, if desired, and freeze for later use.
  • This is a quick and delicious way to increase protein intake at breakfast. Add 1 or 2 eggs or egg whites.
  • Add Easy Chorizo to shrimp or chicken with rice for a spicy one dish meal.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 72
  • Protein 8 g
  • Carbohydrates 1 g
  • Fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium 46 mg
  • Potassium 174 mg
  • Phosphorus 79 mg
  • Calcium 14 mg
  • Fiber 0.8 g