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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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The chorizos I had come across before had been red, whether they were the firm, cured kind from Spain rust-tinted with paprika or the floppy fresh Mexican kind flavoured and coloured with ancho chilies.
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.
El lugar de comercializacion se corresponde con el tipo de elaborador: grandes industrias que sustentan una marca registrada cuyos chorizos se venden en supermercados, medianas empresas de ambito regional que elaboran y distribuyen el chorizo en centrales de abasto mayoristas, carniceros locales minoristas, y pequenos productores de ganado, en el ambito rural y familiar.
Unlike the more common Mexican chorizo, which is usually raw, Spanish chorizos are typically cured, much like Italian salami, though there is a fresh chorizo fresco that Spaniards like to grill outdoors in summer.
Some chorizos contain cinnamon - others, tequila; some are served fresh and lightly spiced - others are dried, pungent and decidedly funky.
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.
It is for those who fancy stronger, bolder, more intensely flavored chorizos.
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.
El chorizo que se emplea debe ser blando, porque se hace
If you still have some chorizo sausages left over from the holidays, here's one way to cook and serve them: Use them as stuffing for sandwiches.
In addition, two items, Beef and Pork Chorizo, have been approved for sale by all Wal-Mart stores nationwide.