Momma’s Chorizo
Cornbread Stuffing

Main Meals

A Recipe by El Popular

Over 10 years ago, Chef Theresa Garza decided to try out a recipe of her own creation that blended the culture of the Mexican family she married into with her own Southern family roots. The result of this fusion was a sweet and savory masterpiece: Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing. The sweetness of the cornbread compliments the richness of El Popular Chorizo so well, this dish has been present at every El Pop family holiday meal for over a decade. Share in our family’s tradition and make your Turkey Day extra special with this El Popular Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing recipe. Recipe by: Theresa Garza – wife, mother, and the ultimate El Popular Test Chef.

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins

  • Cook Time: 40 mins

  • Makes: 9 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) El Popular Chorizo

  • ¾ cup celery chopped

  • 1 cup onion, chopped

  • 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 package cornbread crumbs (Momma T uses Pepperidge Farms brand)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon thyme

  • ½ teaspoon oregano

  • 1 ½ cups turkey stock

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.

  • Chop all of the vegetables and herbs.

  • Remove casing from chorizo and cook over medium heat in large skillet for 8-10 minutes. Do not drain.

  • Add the seasonings and spices. Blend well.

  • Mix remaining ingredients, except stock.

  • Slowly pour stock over mixture one half at a time, mixing gently until combined.

  • Place mixture into a 13×9 glass baking pan or large ramekin for 10 minutes, covered in foil, and then bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered.

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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