Tom’s Turkey Chorizo Sausage

ChorizoPostCookA healthy alternative to traditional ground pork, this turkey variety is for those who love that chorizo flavor, but can live without the high cholesterol and fat. This chorizo needs no casing since you will typically enjoy it in tacos, burritos, eggs, and more.

You might like to scale up the recipe and freeze some for later- it sure seems to disappear at my house.


  • 1 LB ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBSP Paprika
  • 1 TSP chili powder
  • 1 TSP salt (more later if you like)
  • 2 TSP dried oregano
  • 1/2 TSP ground black pepper
  • 1/2 TSP ground cumin
  • 1/2 TSP ground coriander
  • 1/4TSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 TSP ground cloves
  • 4 TBSP red wine vinegar


  • Peel and mince garlic, place in a small container
  • Take all the dry spices, and pre-mix them in a small container, separate from the garlic
  • Take one TBSP olive oil and pour it into skillet
  • Add ground turkey to hot skillet, and break apart with utensil like a wooden spoon or spatula
  • As turkey is browning, add garlic and stir into mix
  • When turkey is nearly browned, dump in those dry spices you have set aside
  • Once well mixed, add the vinegar and stir in thoroughly
  • Don’t you love that smell? That lets you know you have all the ingredients right!
  • Add more olive oil as needed, as the spices will absorb a bit of moisture
  • Continue cooking until meat is well crumbled and brown


Part of Tom’s Taco Ensemble

Photographs and recipe Thomas Gorman – February 2017


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