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.
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.