Chorizo (also known as Spanish sausage or Mexican sausage) is a delicious and unique type of sausage that was brought to Latin America from Europe. It has its origins in what today are the countries of Spain and Portugal.
Mexican chorizo is commonly made with fresh ground pork, pork fat, a mix of herbs and/or spices, chile peppers (for both flavor and color), and vinegar. The finished product is usually stuffed into short links or casings. This type of chorizo is usually “aged”, anywhere from one day to a week.