Make your own flavorful ground pork at home with this tasty recipe for Green Chorizo. Perfect as a taco, burrito, or enchilada meat, this Green Chorizo is flavored with a host of spices including cumin, coriander and pumpkin seeds, cloves, bay leaf, garlic, onion, fresh coriander and Serrano chillies. Spinach gives this chorizo its unique and distinct color. You can also substitute ground beef or chicken for the pork if you are not a fan of pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 bay leaves (dried)
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2 serrano chilies (seeded and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 onion (chopped)
  • 500 grams pork meat (ground)
  • vegetable oil
  • tortillas

Directions

  1. Using a food processor or blender, puree the spinach, coriander, vinegar, garlic, oregano, bay leaf, cloves, salt, a pinch of cumin, coriander seeds, Serrano chilies, water, pumpkin seeds, and onion until smooth.
  2. Add this mixture to the meat and mix using your hands.
  3. In a saucepan, add vegetable oil and fry until the meat is cooked.
  4. Serve in tortillas as chorizo tacos.
  5. To store, place in resealable plastic bags to refrigerate or freeze.
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NutritionView more

170Calories
Sodium83%DV1990mg
Fat14%DV9g
Protein14%DV7g
Carbs6%DV19g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories170Calories from Fat80
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol
Sodium1990mg83%
Potassium1030mg29%
Protein7g14%
Calories from Fat80
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate19g6%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Jennie R. 11 Jun 2015
This caught my eye and while I was initially a little skeptical, I'm so glad I made it! Taco night will be so much fun with this addition!