Addictive Candied Nuts
and Chorizo

Snacks & Starters

A Recipe by El Popular

Go Nuts! The most hypnotic smell is, undoubtedly, the smell of the candied nut booth at any carnival or fair – it almost lifts you off your feet and leads you by the nose. We at El Popular wanted to take that same magic and bring it into your kitchen, so we created this recipe for Addictive Candied Nuts and Chorizo. Just follow the simple steps below and you’ll have a crunchy, tasty, and addictive snack.

Let’s Get Started

  • Prep Time: 15 mins

  • Cook Time: 35 mins

  • Makes: 2 Servings

Ingredients

To Prepare Nuts

  • 1 cup pecans, halves or large pieces

  • 1 cup walnuts, large pieces

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup

  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • ⅛ tsp mole powder

To Prepare Chorizo

  • 1 ½ links (8 oz) El Popular Chorizo (any flavor profile we offer)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions

  • For the nuts, stir together the indicated ingredients in a mixing bowl until well coated. Set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Remove Chorizo from casing and place in med skillet. Cook halfway (about 2 min) until Chorizo breaks up into crumbly pieces.

  • Mix indicated ingredients together with Chorizo in a small bowl.

  • Mix the Chorizo and nuts together.

  • Transfer to baking sheet lined with foil, spreading evenly and flat.

  • Bake for 10 min, stir, and bake another 5 min or until Chorizo is brown (not burned).

  • Let cool until sugar has solidified. Once solid, set out until room temp or until good for eating.

  • Snack away!

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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