Easy Biscuit Dough
Chorizo Donuts

Tasty Desserts

A Recipe by El Popular

‘Donut’ Worry, Be Happy. Donuts don’t have to be a snack you’ve gotta get out of your pajamas and leave your house for. With this recipe for Easy Biscuit Dough Chorizo Donuts, you can just quickly fry them up and then pop them in your mouth. Make sure to make extra – they are addictive!

Let’s Get Started

  • Prep Time: 20 mins

  • Cook Time: 15 mins

  • Makes: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 oz) El Popular “Original” Chorizo

  • 1 can of refrigerated 8 count biscuit dough (we like to use Pilsbury)

  • 2 cups canola oil, for frying

  • 2 tsp maple extract (optional)

  • 1 can of icing, any flavor (we recommend vanilla, cream cheese, chocolate, or maple)

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  • For frosting we recommend pre-made maple frosting, or cream cheese frosting with some maple flavor mixed in.

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo, then place in a medium sized skillet. Cook for 4-5 min until brown. Drain as much oil as possible and pat down with paper towels.

  • Pour 2 cups of oil into another skillet and heat on med-low heat.

  • Open the biscuit dough and separate. Cut each biscuit horizontally and sandwich about 1 tbsp of cooked Chorizo between the dough. Smooth edges to seal the dough.

  • Use cookie cutters to cut dough into circles with a smaller hole cut out in the middle (traditional hoop donut shape). Roll left over dough into balls to make donut holes.

  • Check the oil temp with a meat thermometer until it reaches 350 degrees. Once oil is ready, drop dough in 2 at a time. Let cook for about 2 min, then turn and cook an additional 2 min on the other side. Donuts should be golden brown. Have a paper towel covered plate ready to set cooked donuts on.

  • Let donuts cool for a few minutes. While they cool, empty icing into a large, fairly shallow bowl. Warm slightly in microwave until soft and liquid-y. Dip donuts in the icing face-down to create evenly coat.

  • After dipping, immediately place on a cooling rack icing side up.

  • To decorate, sprinkle Chorizo over the top of each donut before icing has fully set.

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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