Whether you’re a seasoned Mexican food lover or just dipping your toes into the flavorful world of Latin cuisine, Ekilove’s range of authentic Mexican food products is here to cater to your everyday needs. From cheeses and creams to chorizos and more, we’re ready to add that special touch of chispa (spark) to all your meals. To embark on a culinary adventure, we’ve created a series of blog posts showcasing how to use and enjoy our delicious products.
So, let’s kickstart your gastronomic journey by venturing into the realm of Mexican chorizo, a star ingredient that’ll steal the show at your next meal.
What is Chorizo?
Chorizo, a robust and flavorful sausage, holds a revered place in Spanish, Mexican, and international cuisines. While the primary ingredient in chorizo is pork, there are various other versions available. At Ekilove, we offer a wide range of Mexican-style chorizos, including pork, beef, and a meatless soy-based option. Each one is infused with a traditional blend of herbs and spices, ensuring an authentic burst of flavor in all your recipes.
The Story Behind Chorizo
Interestingly, the word “chorizo” is believed to stem from two Latin words: “salsicia” meaning “sausage” and “salsicus” meaning “seasoned with salt.” This etymology makes sense considering that chorizo originated in Spain as a cured and heavily salted style of sausage. However, Mexican chorizo, derived from its Spanish counterpart, is typically ground and fresh, although it still boasts that characteristic salty kick.
Cooking with Chorizo
Chorizo is undoubtedly a star ingredient celebrated for its distinct flavor. It pairs exceptionally well with milder foods like potatoes, eggs, and beans. In Mexican cuisine, chorizo is commonly found in breakfast dishes such as huevos con chorizo scramble and mixed into refried beans. However, its versatility knows no bounds. Chorizo can also be incorporated into tacos, stuffed burritos, and the mouthwatering queso fundido—a dip made by melting cheese, such as our Queso Oaxaca, with chorizo.
If you’re feeling adventurous, here are a few innovative and impressive ways to use Ekilove’s Chorizo:
- Stuff into bell peppers and top with cheese for an easy, keto-friendly dinner
- Add it as a topping to your next pizza for a flavorful punch
- Blend it with ground beef or veggie crumbles to make Mexican-inspired burgers
- Crumble it into any soup, stew, or chili to turn up the heat
- Use it in place of or atop refried beans in your next tostada
- Mix it with ground beef or poultry, breadcrumbs, and an egg for spicier meatballs
- Fry it up with potatoes and veggies for a rich Mexican breakfast hash
- Surprise your friends with a chorizo-laden pasta salad at your next potluck
- Throw it onto nachos or even totchos (nachos made with tater tots, that is!)
- Stir it into a bowl of mac and cheese to liven up your favorite comfort food
Ready to get your hands on Ekilove’s Chorizo? Check out our store locator to find Cacique® Chorizo at a retailer near you. It’s time to start shopping!
For more mouthwatering and authentic recipe inspiration, head over to the recipes section of our website. Get ready to unleash your culinary creativity!
And don’t forget to share the Ekilove love! Tag @caciqueinc on Instagram and let us in on the delicious creations you whip up using our products. We can’t wait to see what you’re cooking!
Remember, with Ekilove, a taste of Mexico is just a click away. Experience the vibrant flavors that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Mexican cuisine. Visit Ekilove today!