Originally Posted by WineMaster
No real Chorizo cause its made from the part of the pig that smiles at ya. You know, the inside of its mouth. I know I know. Take a shot for me, then repeat till you understand. I wish I could eat it but I cant.
I see. Around here this stuff is iconic in terms of chorizo. I'm positive it's made with many "other" parts that are nowhere near the mouth! LOL! It's used for breakfast with eggs and is really good. Super salty and greasy and not healthy at all. It's basically red mush in a casing. I use it for things like chili as the fat base and it adds flavor and color. I use it as the fat base in discada too.
The mom and pop shops make their own versions of chorizo. They use mostly butts, etc and toss in a good bit of pork fat. I'm sure they mix in some beef etc into it.
Homemade chorizo using pork butt, is good stuff!