Chorizo (Mexican Sausage)
- 6 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 cups white wine
- 1 cup wine vinegar
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 4 tablespoons Mexican oregano
- 1/2 cup garlic puree *
- 8 ounces ground red chile, not chili powder
- 2 quarts red chile paste
* Garlic Puree: Peel 8 whole heads of garlic by smashing the cloves with the
side of a wide knife; the peel will slip off easily then. Put the peeled garlic
in a blender with about 2 cups of water, and puree. Drain, if necessary, and store
in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator.
- Combine ground meat, wine and vinegar thoroughly.
- Add salt, oregano and garlic puree.
- Add ground red chile gradually, kneading it in with hands.
- Gradually knead in the chile paste.
- Place in large ceramic bowl, cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
- Drain any liquid.
- Use in a day or two, or divide into individual portions and freeze.
Yield: 6 pounds