Chorizo-bit Pancakes

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A Recipe by El Popular

Gone To Bits. Chorizo-bits are the Mexican answer to bacon-bits; they add immense flavor and savory goodness to any dish. Throw them into pancakes, waffles, and so much more for a complementary mix of sweet, salty, and a hint of spice. Try out this recipe for Chorizo-bit Pancakes for a memorable breakfast-for-dinner, or for an early morning feast!

Let’s Get Started

  • Prep Time: 5 mins

  • Cook Time: 10 mins

  • Makes: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 links (12 oz.) El Popular Chorizo (any flavor of your choice; we recommend “Mild”)

  • Store-bought pancake mix (see the box for other needed ingredients

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  • Go ahead and throw in some cooked apples, pumpkin, or walnuts for a sweet n’ savory taste!

Directions

  • Remove Chorizo from casing and place in a skillet. Cook Chorizo over medium-high heat, until cooked through and crumbly. Set aside on a plate lined with paper towels and blot dry – try to remove as much excess grease as possible.

  • Prepare pancake mix according to the instructions on the box.

  • Heat up a griddle and apply cooking oil.

  • Pour desired amount of pancake mix onto griddle, then spoon on a portion of chorizo – spread evenly. Add in any other ingredients you wish (see note below).

  • Wait until bubbles form or underside begins to brown, then flip and cook other side.

  • Stack up onto a plate, and top with butter and syrup.

  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast!

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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