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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! |

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!




  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.


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.


  • 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