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Homemade Fresh Chorizo

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So delicious and easy to make, you’ll never buy the pre-made grocery store version again! For added convenience, make up a big batch, separate into smaller portions, and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.

Homemade Fresh Chorizo

  • Yield: 3 pounds
  • Prep Time: 8 hr


  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder or butt, cut into 1' cubes
  • 3 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried corriander
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Place pork cubes in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all spices (chili powder through cinnamon). Pour mixed spices and apple cider vinegar over pork cubes, mixing well with hands until all cubes are coated. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Set up food grinder with a medium grind attachment and grind the chilled seasoned pork cubes. Store the ground pork mixture in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze up to 4 months.

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