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Here’s a  healthy, flavorful, lightened-up recipe for Chorizo, a spicy Mexican sausage using ground turkey, ground chicken or tofu! A delicious addition to breakfast bowls, tacos, scrambles & burritos! Can be made in 20 minutes. Vegan-adaptable, Low-carb, Keto and GF! 

Here's a  healthy, lightened-up recipe for Mexican Chorizo, a smoky spicy and flavorful Mexican style sausage using ground turkey or ground chicken. A delicious addition to breakfast bowls, tacos, scrambles & burritos! Can be made in 20 minutes. Low-carb and GF!  #chorizorecipe #chorizo #turkeychorizo #chickenchorizo #keto #paleo #gluten-free

Mexican Chorizo (not to be confused with cured Spanish Chorizo) is a highly seasoned, smoky pork sausage, typically made with raw ground pork, sometimes in casings, sometimes not.

I’m going to be honest here- I love the flavor of chorizo, but pork doesn’t always agree with me- so here is a lightened-up recipe for chorizo that we use at home.

It can be made with tofu, ground turkey or ground chicken– and yes ground pork or beef, if so inclined.

What you’ll need:

This recipe for Mexican-style Chorizo can be made with either ground chicken or ground turkey or even tofu!

  • Tofu, ground chicken or ground turkey
  • Mexican Spices
  • Salt
  • olive oil
  • vinegar

Traditional Seasonings in Chorizo

Chorizo has a smoky, spicy and earthy flavor.

How to make Chorizo

A simple and delicious recipe for Turkey Chorizo - a lightened up version of our favorite Mexican sausage. Can be made in 15 minutes!

Step one: 

Place the ground turkey,  ground chicken or tofu (blot it first, then crumble it with your fingers) in a bowl.

Add the salt and Mexican spices to it.

TIP: Add little vinegar- which gives it acidity and pumps up the flavor even more.

A simple and delicious recipe for Turkey Chorizo - a lightened up version of our favorite Mexican sausage. Can be made in 15 minutes! | www.feastingathome.com

Step two

Mix well, just using your fingers.

A simple and delicious recipe for Turkey Chorizo - a lightened up version of our favorite Mexican sausage. Can be made in 15 minutes! | www.feastingathome.com

Step three

Once it’s mixed, store it in the fridge, freeze it, or brown it in a oiled skillet and use it throughout the week.

A simple and delicious recipe for Turkey Chorizo - a lightened up version of our favorite Mexican sausage. Can be made in 15 minutes! | www.feastingathome.com

Storing Chorizo

  • Keep chorizo raw and the fridge and cook it as needed- it keeps for one week.
  • Cook the chorizo ahead, then freeze or refrigerate and add as needed.

Here's a  healthy, lightened-up recipe for Mexican Chorizo, a smoky spicy and flavorful Mexican style sausage using ground turkey or ground chicken. A delicious addition to breakfast bowls, tacos, scrambles & burritos! Can be made in 20 minutes. Low-carb and GF!  #chorizorecipe #chorizo #turkeychorizo #chickenchorizo #keto #paleo #gluten-free

 

Ways to use Chorizo

You’ll find many ways to use Chorizo but here are a few ideas…

Here's a  healthy, lightened-up recipe for Mexican Chorizo, a smoky spicy and flavorful Mexican style sausage using ground turkey or ground chicken. A delicious addition to breakfast bowls, tacos, scrambles & burritos! Can be made in 20 minutes. Low-carb and GF!  #chorizorecipe #chorizo #turkeychorizo #chickenchorizo #keto #paleo #gluten-free

This morning I made these Mexican Breakfast Bowls with the Turkey Chorizo…..so good!

A simple and delicious recipe for Turkey Chorizo - a lightened up version of our favorite Mexican sausage. Add to breakfast bowls or tacos! Can be made in 15 minutes! | www.feastingathome.com

I know you’ll find so many uses for this Healthy, Easy Chorizo Recipe, so make sure to share what you create in the comments below!

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A simple and delicious recipe for Turkey Chorizo - a lightened up version of our favorite Mexican sausage. Can be made in 15 minutes! | www.feastingathome.com

How to make Chorizo!


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Here’s a  healthy, lightened-up recipe for Mexican Chorizo, a smoky spicy and flavorful Mexican style sausage using ground turkey, ground chicken or tofu!.  Can be made in 20 minutes. Vegan-adaptable, Low-carb and GF!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. See notes for Tofu. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl (or directly into an oiled skillet).
  2. Mix well. Store in the fridge, or freeze until ready to use.
  3. To cook, simply brown it in a skillet with a little oil, breaking it up into smaller pieces, like you would ground beef. (Alternately, you could shape into breakfast patties,or burgers, and sear, finishing in the oven if necessary.)
  4. Use in breakfast bowls or tacos, burritos, enchiladas, pizza, quesadillas, nachos, etc.

Notes

Tofu: Blot the tofu on all sides, pressing gently. Crumble the tofu, using your fingers into the bowl Mix with the spices- and pan sear with oil until cripsy and flavorful. Taste for salt– tofu generally needs a little extra salt.

Salt: I generally use 1 teaspoon kosher salt per pound of meat for the best flavor. Feel free to use less. Because chorizo is generally added to other things to enhance flavor, I like mine a little on the salty side. Adjust to your own tastes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 561.9 mg
  • Fat: 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 22.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.2 mg

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  1. So good! Used ground chicken for this recipe, combined with the refried beans from this awesome site. Made AMAZING burritos!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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