Homemade Chorizo with Potato

First things first, I am sorry it’s been so long since I have shared a blog post. Life has been full on! We moved house and will be moving again shortly as my husband and I are leaving London and getting ready to do life in Oxford. It’s been a busy time here but I wanted to make time to share a recipe that always reminds me of easy going Saturday mornings in California.
Mexican chorizo looks and taste quite different from chorizo you find here in the UK. Back home you can purchase chorizo made from mince pork, chicken, beef, and even soy. The recipe I am sharing with you today is made with beef. I usually make 500 grams and freeze half for later.

Mexican Chorizo with Potato
Serve with: black beans or rice

Serves: 4
Prep: 30 min
Cooking Time: 20 min

500 grams minced beef
1 tbsp. cumin
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. garlic granules
3 cloves
3 whole peppercorn
1 tsp ancho chili powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground coriander
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 small potatoes diced (not to be used until step 4)
1 tbsp. olive oil (not to be used until step 4)

Step 1: In a pestle and mortar grind the cloves, sea salt, and peppercorn. Next add the rest of your dry ingredients and mix until it is well combined
Step 2: Place minced beef in a large mixing bowl, add apple cider vinegar, and half of the dried ingredients. Mix together with your hands until beef begins to turn red. Add the remaining ingredients until all the spices have been well combined into the meat. (Wear plastic gloves to avoid staining your hands)
Step 3: For better results cover with cling film and rest in fridge for 1 hour to give beef more flavour
Step 4: Heat olive oil on medium heat. Add potatoes and keep stirring for 10 mins, avoiding burning. Add minced beef and break up the meat while stirring for 10 mins, or until potatoes and beef are cooked thoroughly


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