Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tupperware Mexican Chorizo - Cookbook Countdown

If there's one thing my family enjoys almost as much as chicken, it's a tasty meatball. The enticing photo of meatballs browning in a pan in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's book River Cottage Everyday, the book I'm cooking from this month for Cookbook Countdown, drew me to this recipe only to discover that it's actually for a homemade sausage mix flavoured like Mexican chorizo with meatballs a suggested end use.
I went ahead and made it, a blend of ground pork, sweet and hot smoked paparikas, cayenne pepper, garlic, fennel, salt, pepper and a bit of red wine. After a 24 hour rest in the fridge that allowed it to cure, it was ready to use. I was impressed with the results: well-seasoned, spicy and smoky. The author suggests some ways to use it... meatballs:
Of course I had to make meatballs! 650g of the sausage mix, 3 eggs and 3 tbsp dried breadcrumbs, a stint under the broiler to brown and a slow simmer in some homemade marinara and they were ready to enjoy with pasta. a salad topping:
I fried up the remainder and sprinkled it on the Seedy Spinach Salad adding some salty, spicy goodness to simply dressed spinach leaves tossed with an assortment of toasted seeds, a salad that's delicious with or without the chorizo. 

The recipes for Tupperware Mexican Chorizo and Seedy Spinach Salad are two that I will definitely be repeating. They can be found here and here respectively.
I'm linking this post to Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.      


  1. I've seen his homemade chorizo recipe which I have been wanting to make for ages. Your meatballs looks delicious! Meatballs and pasta can never go wrong! And the spinach salad looks so fresh and makes a wonderful sides to any meal.

  2. I do not get the word 'Tupperware' in this recipe. But it sure look delicious!


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