Homemade Chorizo

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  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: medium
Homemade Chorizo


  • 3 dried New Mexico chilies
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbl smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground or cracked Kampot pepper
  • 1 pound ground pork


  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet. Add chilies, turning often. Cook about 1 minute on each side and remove from heat. Let them cool.
  2. Using kitchen shears, cut into rings, reserving seeds and discarding stems.
  3. Cover with 1/2 cup of water and let soak until the chilies are soft and pliable -- about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer chilies, seeds and soaking water to blender. Add garlic, paprika, salt and pepper; pulse until paste forms.
  5. Combine ground pork and chili paste in large bowl.
  6. Cook in frying pan. Serve with warm tortillas.

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