Tropical Mexican Chorizo is a traditional Mexican-cured pork sausage. It is seasoned with garlic and annatto as well as paprika, which gives it a classic red color. Serve it with eggs or as a filling for quesadillas or stuffed peppers. There are many ways and possibilities to use chorizo in the kitchen.
Chorizo is pronounced as “chuh-REE-zoh”.
Tropical Mexican Chorizo includes achiote and paprika, which gives it that intense red color. This chorizo is made with pork meat.
Tropical Chorizo Picante (Spicy Chorizo) includes paprika and red chili peppers, which in addition to the red color, make it deliciously spicy. This chorizo is made with beef and pork.
Achiote (annatto seeds) is a very common ingredient in Mexican cuisine made of ground annatto seeds and spices like cumin, pepper, coriander, oregano, cloves, and garlic. The word achiote comes from the Nahuatl “achiotl”, which means "red tincture”. As the name says, it is used to add red color naturally. It is essential in traditional Mexican foods such as cochinita pibil, al pastor or adobo meat, and chorizo.
Mexican Chorizo always has to be well cooked before eating. First, crumble it slightly and then heat it in a pan with a bit of oil. You will see and smell when the chorizo is done. If you prefer, you can cook it until it is golden and crispier.
In Mexico, there are recipes in which chorizo is the star ingredient. Chorizo and eggs (huevos con chorizo) is a traditional breakfast. Chorizo potatoes (papas con chorizo) can be a side to any meal, and is a classic filling in quesadillas and “tortas” (a traditional sandwich). And Queso Fundido with chorizo is found in any taquería accompanied by corn or flour tortillas to enjoy in mouth-watering tacos. They are very simple dishes, but the chorizo gives the eggs, potatoes and cheese a great flavor and some color.
Mexican Chorizo is ideal to use on different dishes, as it adds texture and great flavor. Chorizo goes well with most cheeses, so try it with your favorite Tropical Cheese!
Tropical has a wide variety of Chorizos, as it is a very common food in Latin American and Hispanic cuisine. Tropical Mexican Chorizo and Tropical Spicy Chorizo are part of our Mexican products. You will also find Tropical Ecuadorian Chorizo, Salvadoran Chorizo, Colombian Chorizo and Argentinian Chorizo.
Chorizo has a high amount of saturated fat, so consuming it in excess is not recommended. But chorizo is also high in protein and very low in carbohydrates. This makes chorizo a great option for a keto diet. Plus, it’s a great source of B Vitamins, especially B3 Vitamin.
|5 servings per container|
|Serving Size||1 link (80g)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|