Season meat or veggies with the robust Chorizo Spice Blend. A plethora of herbs and spices, like ancho chile, cumin and coriander are combined make one robust seasoning. Yields about 1/4 cup.
I’ve got another spice blend to add to our growing list of homemade spice blends! This homemade chorizo spice blend calls for a bunch of dried herbs and spices from your cupboard and yields on flavorful spice.
Mix with ground pork or beef, or even vegetables and you will be amazed by the delicious chorizo flavor.
Come back tomorrow because I’m sharing a recipe you’ll want to make asap!
For this homemade chorizo spice blend, you will need:
- bay leaf
- dried oregano
- dried thyme
- ancho chili powder
- kosher salt
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- ground cumin
- freshly ground black pepper
- ground coriander
- ground cinnamon
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?
There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.
First, break up 1 bay leaf into small pieces and add it to your mortar and bust it up a bit with the pestle.
Then to that add in 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano and thyme and ground until finely ground.
Next, measure and 2 tablespoon ancho chili powder, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon into a jar (I linked my favorite jar in the recipe printable below) and then add in the finely ground bay, oregano and thyme.
Lastly, whisk to combine.
To use; measure 1 to 2 tablespoons per pound of meat or vegetables. Otherwise use more and less to your preference.
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Enjoy! And if you give this Chorizo Spice Blend recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Chorizo Spice Blend
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons ancho Chile powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Break up the bay leaf into small pieces and add it to your mortar. Use the pestle and grind it up a bit.
- Next add in the oregano and thyme and ground until finely ground.
- Measure and combine all spices, along with the bay, oregano and thyme in a container and stir to combine.
- Store in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and store in dry, dark place for up to 6 months or longer.
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This recipe looks great, thank you. Your site is a bit of a nightmare, loading slowly and poorly, ads all over the place. Bummer!
Great recipe as is. I use it weekly for tofu scramble with veggies.
That’s brilliant, Sarah! I’m definitely trying that!
Thank You for sharing, What would you say is a good meat to spice ratio for the recipe? 2lbs?
Hey Brandon! I would suggest 1-1/2 tablespoons per pound. Enjoy!
Thank you for the chorizo recipe. I didn’t have clove (which is weird for me) so I used allspice and it still turned out tasty. I also got lazy and after grinding a teaspoon of ancho Chile, I just used regular Chile powder for the rest.
I actually prefer the chorizo spice without the clove in it (to be honest), but I’m glad you found a way around that with allspice! Thanks for stopping by, Kat!
I don’t see clove listed.
Great recipe, but HORRIBLE WEB SITE. All pop ups and ads and small videos playing simultaneously and your recipe took ages to see. One line at a time. Hopefully you can fix this. Thank you for the chorizo mix recipe though!
Hi Mandy! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! I am a bit baffled about the “horrible website” comment. I’m on my blog A LOT and it’s loading just fine. So I’m hoping you can give me some insight? Are you using a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop? Unfortunately, ads on any website are a necessary evil. It’s how we get paid and how we are able to give out free recipes. However the only real pop-up is the one simply scratch video and most (if not all) video playing ads you should be able to close out of. Thanks for your feedback, it’s appreciated! Happy Sunday!
Great recipe! Not sure what all the comments are about, I’m using your website on my phone and it is working just fine for me!
The chorizo seasoning didnt taste good….
I appreciate the recipe, I’m going to try it.
Not a big fan of the massively long scroll down with too many photos. Almost left when the recipe wasn’t at the very top.
Im crazy with making everything myself (literally i dont buy bread cuz i can make it for much cheaper) and ive been getting into making sausages and i have tried many different seasonings
This is by far most THE BEST i have ever tried for chorizo!!!
One question tho, can i cry this sausage in a safe inviorment like a fridge without additives? (Im kinda against the idea of using it when there is a way around it)
Thanks for the recipe! I’m looking forward to trying it. I would look through your blog more but videos keep popping up obscuring content. It’s the most difficult blog I’ve encountered in that regard.
Hi Brad! thanks for your feedback. Were you viewing this on your phone or laptop (or desktop)? I would like to look into this. Thanks!