Homemade Mexican Chorizo Sausage

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Main Course, Entrée, Side Dish
30 MIN

About this Dish

A dish straight from Mexico just happens to be the perfect meal prep hack! This Homemade Mexican Turkey Chorizo Sausage is a tasty addition to tacos, bowls, nachos, wraps or anything else that needs a little kick in the flavor department! Earthy spices such as cumin, coriander and cinnamon add complex flavor without making things too spicy.

Pro Tip: Make sure the sausage mixture remains very cold! Use a chilled metal bowl and freeze for 10 minutes before and after mixing. If you’re making links, chill any attachments for the stuffer before use.

Cooking Style
Grill, Pan Fry
Ground Turkey
Dish Type


1 lb ground turkey, cold

2 tsp dried crushed red pepper

1 tsp fresh minced garlic

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


In a chilled bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring to combine.

Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours to allow flavors to permeate.

May be formed into patties, links or crumbled for use in burritos, tacos, salads or in a spicy breakfast presentation with eggs and salsa.

To cook patties or links:

Spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray.

Add chorizo sausage and cook over medium heat, turning as necessary, until browned and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Note: Uncooked sausage may be stored in refrigerator up to 2 days or in freezer for up to 1 month.