Easy Chorizo


Serving Size:
1/4 cup chorizo

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons hot chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano


  1. Finely mince garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients very thoroughly. Place in airtight container and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours. 
  3. Divide into 1/4-cup portions or store whole recipe. Wrap in plastic wrap or butcher paper and freeze in thick plastic freezer bags for later use.
  4. When ready to serve, cook 1/4-cup portion per person in a non-stick or oiled skillet on stove top. Chop meat into fine crumbles with a spatula. Use in DaVita.com recipe for Chorizo and Egg Tortilla if desired.

Helpful hints

  • Cook entire recipe at once, if desired, and freeze leftovers for later use.
  • Substitute ground turkey for beef if desired. You may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • This is a quick and delicious way to increase protein intake at breakfast. Add 1 or 2 eggs or egg whites.
  • Add Easy Chorizo to shrimp or chicken with rice for a spicy one dish meal.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 155

Protein 12 g

Carbohydrates 2 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 38 mg

Sodium 97 mg

Potassium 252 mg

Phosphorus 114 mg

Calcium 27 mg

Fiber 1.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


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