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Chipotle Copycat Chorizo

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I’ve been dying to share this Chipotle chorizo knock off recipe with you! It’s like, the easiest thing ever. (We all like easy, right?) And SOOO tasty.

One thing I love about Chipotle is that it’s one of the few restaurants where you can order Whole30 compliant meals. Have you tried their new pork-chicken chorizo? Its GOOOOD.

I decided to whip up my own version of it — partly because I can’t resist putting together a new spice blend.

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An unexpected surprise was how tasty and versatile the chorizo seasoning turned out to be! It’s like a reimagined version of taco seasoning! linked to several recipes below in case you want to make a big batch and use it again.

Meet my newest friend, chorizo seasoning. It has three different kinds of paprika along with a bunch of other seasonings that give it a peppery, southwest punch.

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The addition of ground chicken lightens up the pork and makes it less greasy.

If you can’t find ground chicken, just use ground turkey.

Chipotle Copycat Chorizo | paleo recipes | Whole30 recipes | homemade chorizo | perrysplate.com

Keep a jar of that spice blend in your cabinet and you’ll go from zero to chorizo in about 15 minutes.

This homemade chicken chorizo is paleo, Whole30 compliant, and perfect for meal prepping!

Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and use it for wraps, scrambles, omelets, clean-out-the-fridge bowls, and salads.

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I could eat salads like this everyday. Especially with a big drizzle of Paleo Ranch Dressing.

Chipotle Copycat Chorizo

Chipotle Copycat Chorizo

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Here's a super easy homemade version of Chipotle's newest pork-chicken chorizo! You can use ground chicken or ground turkey -- whichever is easier to find. I like to keep the seasoning in a little jar in my cupboard so I can whip this up fast! Make a big batch of this seasoned meat at the beginning of the week and use it in scrambles, hashes, salads, and wraps all week long

Ingredients

For the chorizo seasoning:

  • 2 Tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon hot paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon dried chipotle powder (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic

For making the chorizo:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients for the chorizo seasoning in a small bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and chicken to the pan, breaking the meat into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Add 3 Tablespoons of chorizo seasoning to the skillet. Work the spices gently into the meat and cook for 12-15 minutes until the meat has formed brown crusted spots on much of the meat.
  4. Add the red wine vinegar to the skillet and toss to combine. Taste, and add a bit more salt if you think it's necessary.

Notes

Nat's Notes:

This chorizo is so versatile! Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and use it in scrambles, hashes, salads, and wraps all week long.


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SHIRLEY KING

Friday 29th of January 2021

Would it take anuthing away from the recipe taste to use ground angus beef , instead of turkey or chicken? im not familar with chipotle.

Natalie Perry

Saturday 30th of January 2021

You can definitely use ground beef. Because beef has a stronger flavor than turkey or chicken you may need to use a little more seasoning.

B

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

So my daughter wants Chipotle every day, and as a college student doesn't have the funds for that. Made this for her tonight and she says it is just like Chipotle! Thank you for a great and easy recipe!

Gwen

Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Oh man! I've been eating this chorizo with your Southwestern cabbage slaw and roasted sweet potatoes (and, predictably, a drizzle of Greek yogurt ranch). I could probably live on this meal!

Natalie Perry

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

RIGHT? I'm so glad you love it!! I could live on that stuff, too -- especially with eggs in the morning. *swoon*

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