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 (chə-rē′zō, -sō)
n. pl. cho·ri·zos
A spicy pork sausage seasoned especially with garlic.



n, pl -zos
(Cookery) a kind of highly seasoned pork sausage of Spain or Mexico
[C19: Spanish]


(tʃəˈri zoʊ, -soʊ)

n., pl. -zos.
a pork sausage highly seasoned with garlic, pepper, and spices.
[1840–45; < Sp.]


A highly seasoned, smoked pork sausage used in Spanish and Mexican cooking.
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Noun1.chorizo - a spicy Spanish pork sausage
sausage - highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings
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Though it lacked the smoky earthiness of the chorizos I was used to, it more than compensated with its herbal brightness and razor-sharp chili bite.
Like most Mexican chorizos, this green chorizo is a fresh sausage that's meant to be cooked before eating.
It's taken us about three years to get to this stage but the reaction has been fantastic and I can't make chorizos fast enough.
After restarting in May, however, it has struggled to keep up with demand and this month the company won its first award, a single Great Taste star for its chorizo.
Some chorizos contain cinnamon - others, tequila; some are served fresh and lightly spiced - others are dried, pungent and decidedly funky.
Lisa Wells just wrote that she'll be in town for six weeks and hoped to get a recipe for homemade chorizo.
A family owned business in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Espuna still traditionally produces Serrano hams, chorizos made with sweet paprika and an exceptional quality dried pure pork sausage called Fuet.
Espuna's newest development is a fresh Mini Chorizo ideal for tapas, available chilled or frozen in consumer or bulk packs.
Reynaldo's is not only the number one seller of chorizo, but also the price leader when it comes to its product line of beef, pork and soy (vegetarian) chorizos, as well as a premium chorizo called Longaniza.
Its product lines include burritos, chorizos (including soya chorizo), gorditas, longanizas (Mexican sausages), pork rinds, tacos, Mexican dinners, Mexican cheeses and yogurts, as well as rice pudding and other desserts.
In addition, two items, Beef and Pork Chorizo, have been approved for sale by all Wal-Mart stores nationwide.