Spaghetti “El Popular”

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A Recipe by El Popular

Spaghetti Like You’ve Never Eaten Before. Traditional spaghetti bolognese is made with ground beef in a tomato sauce, and is one of the most well-known pasta dishes in the world. Spaghetti “El Popular” is a twist on this popular dish, dreamed up by Chef Quiroz, and uses El Popular Chorizo to spice up a dinner-time favorite. Recipe by: Steve Quiroz; Ivy Tech – East Chicago Campus; entered in the 2010 Chorizo Contest.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins

  • Cook Time: 30 mins

  • Makes: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 links (9 oz.) El Popular Chorizo

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)

  • ½ green bell pepper diced

  • 1 small jar spaghetti sauce

  • 1 pound thin spaghetti noodles

  • 12 oz. grated mozzarella

  • Olive oil

  • ½ medium onion diced

  • 1 (14.5oz.) can diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic, oregano) drained

  • 1 (7.75 oz.) can tomato sauce (Salsa de Chili Fresco)

  • Sugar to taste

Directions

  • Remove casing from chorizo. And cook over medium heat in a large skillet for 8-10 minutes.

  • Add garlic half way through cooking.

  • Add diced onion and peppers, and stir occasionally over low or medium heat.

  • Next, add diced tomatoes and spaghetti sauce, and continue to simmer.

  • If the sauce becomes too thick, add water.

  • Boil noodles according to instruction of box. Drain and add a splash of olive oil.

  • Add noodles to the sauce and stir until noodles are entirely covered.

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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