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Easy Chorizo Spice Blend

Here’s an easy Chorizo Spice Blend that’s totally tasty and pretty close to authentic. It’s simple to make with a few spices that are commonly available. The ancho chili spice might be more difficult to locate but is easily found online. If you use bargain spices where possible, as I do, it’s also really economical. 

Made with a handful of common pantry spices, this blend perfectly combines heat and depth.

Chorizo Spice Blend

Make Your Own Homemade Chorizo Spice Blend

Creating your own homemade chorizo spice blend is a game-changer when adding bold and authentic flavors to your dishes. Made with natural ingredients commonly found in your kitchen cupboard, this easy-to-follow recipe will take your culinary creations to the next level. Whether you’re a fan of Mexican chorizo, Spanish chorizo, or any other regional variety, this versatile spice blend can be tailored to suit your taste buds.

Easy Chorizo Spice Blend Can be Adjusted for Personal Taste!

I love the spicy blend of chilis. It’s perfect in Vegan Chorizo Burgers! The heat can be adjusted for your personal taste by adding more or less cayenne. Traditionally, these spices are used to season and disguise the flavor of actual sausage, i.e. “chorizo.” But they’re also a delicious way to add spice and flavor to plant-based dishes. Experiment with different spice profiles, adjust the heat level, and make it your own signature blend. Say goodbye to store-bought versions and embrace the deliciousness of homemade chorizo spice blend in your culinary creations.

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Chilis Make the Chorizo Spicy

The main chili is ancho chili. As mentioned above, this is one that can sometimes be difficult to find in local groceries. Mine did not have it and I wasn’t planning to be anywhere else so ordered it from Amazon. It was here the next day. How is that even possible? I’m also on the lookout for better places to order from. Smaller companies. Anyway, I won’t go off on a tangent … ancho chili is mild as far as heat but has some nice flavor. It’s the ripened and dried version of poblano chilis. 

Chorizo Spice Blend

Paprika also supplies a lot of both flavor and color here. Cayenne is the heat!

And that’s really all there is to it. Just grind the spices together. I’ve got my spice grinder packed for when we move and so I used the mortar and pestle. I should have packed the mortar and pestle and kept the spice grinder out! Whatever you use, smash up the big stuff into littler stuff and stir it all together. 

Storing Homemade Chorizo Spice Blend

To store your homemade chorizo spice blend, transfer it to an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dark place. Label the container with the blend’s name and date. Use within 6 months, checking for freshness. Enjoy the vibrant flavors in your dishes anytime!

Easy Chorizo Spice Blend Recipe

Chorizo Spice Blend
4.84 from 6 votes

Easy Chorizo Spice Blend

Easy Chorizo Spice Blend that's totally tasty and pretty close to authentic. It's simple to make with a few spices that are commonly available.

Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword spices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 tablespoons



  1. Crush the bay leaf and coriander using a mortar and pestle and then add the remaining spices and stir together until evenly distributed.

  2. Alternatively, place all ingredients into a spice grinder or small bullet-type blender and pulse a few times until the larger pieces are broken up and all the spices are evenly distributed.

  3. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

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1 year ago

I know that you prefer vegan…but for us carnivores…how much spice mix to how much meat for one batch of chorizo sausage

1 year ago

How much do you use per pound if meat?

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