Chorizo de Bilbao

Submitted by pinoychef on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 23:42


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Chorizo de Bilbao
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Yelp | Nick G.

1/2 kilo ground beef meat
1/2 kilo ground pork meat
1/4 kilo pork fat, cubed
1/4 tsp. salitre
2 tbsp. fine salt
2 tbsp. white sugar
3 tsp. ground pepper
1 head garlic, minced
1/4 cup pimento
3/4 cup cooking oil


Brown garlic in oil. Add garlic and oil to ground beef, pork meat, and pork fat. Add
the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Fill in casing. The chorizo should be at
least 4" long. Keep in refrigerator for 3 days.
On the 4th day, place in pan, cover with water and boil for 10 minutes. Prick wtih
fork to eliminate air bubbles in skin. Drain. Set aside broth. Dry in the sun for a
day or dry in the oven with a low heat (200 F) for 2 hours.

Place again in pan. Pour back broth (where chorizos were boiled). Add 3/4 cup
cooking oil or shortening. Simmer until sauces dries and only the oil is left. Turn
several times while cooking. Cool and arrange in a container with cover. Pour in
oil. Keep in the refrigerator.

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