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Portuguese Chourico

On 7/21/2018 12:46 PM, Russell wrote:

 Looking for a recipe to make home made Portuguese Chourico. Was in service in 
the 60’s and my last duty station was in New Port R. I.  I was introduced to 
Portuguese cooking there and I often had chourico in many forms.  My favorites 
were to have it on pizza and also simmered down with onions, green pepper and 
tomato sauce and eaten like a sloppy joe.  It’s been almost 40 years since I’ve 
eaten any of it.  ure would like to know how to make it at home so I could enjoy 
it again ! ! !  I’ve looked on line and all I can seem to run in to is the 
chorizo which is a Spanish type which is completely different.  Some of the 
recipes that I have found for chourico are of such quantity that I wouldn’t be 
able to use that much.  Looking for batches around ten pounds or so. Any help in 
finding this recipe would be greatly appreciated !

 Thank You


Hello Russell,

I could only find two chourico recipes for smaller quantities. See these sites:


(Yes, I know the link says "chorizo", but the actual recipe says "chourico.")

These are larger quantities recipes:

Homemade Interest


If the recipe that looks best to you is for a larger quantity, you can always just try cutting down the ingredient amounts. If the recipe makes 50 lbs of sausage and you want to make 10 lbs., just divide all of the ingredient amounts by 5. Seems to me that should work.

I will post this for reader input.


On 8/10/2018 7:06 AM, Peter wrote:
Dear Phaedrus,

While I do not have a recipe to make the requested Chourico, I do have the 
recipe for the Portuguese “sloppy joe” the writer remembers. I lived for a 
while in southern Massachusetts, and my neighbors were a wonderful Portuguese 
family. They brought the chourico to a backyard BBQ. It was made in a slow 
cooker, and served on soft Portuguese rolls, something similar to a soft 
dinner roll. Hope this recipe helps.

Chourico and Peppers

2 pounds Chourico, casing removed, crumbled, or ground Chourico
2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 sweet onions peeled and chopped
1 can tomato paste, 6 ounce
1 cup red wine
1 cup water
2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic

In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and stir to evenly distribute. 
Set cooker on low cover and cook for 8 hours. Uncover and stir, then cook 
additional 2 hours to let some liquid evaporate. Stir again, serve over rice, 
or in soft rolls.

Also, has the person who wrote in looking for the recipe tried to buy the 
chourico online? There are provision makers in New Bedford and Fall River, 

Keep up the good work, Phaedrus!

Sorry for the double email, Phaedrus, here is a link to Gaspar’s. They sell the 
Portuguese Chourico online. I’ve eaten this brand when I lived in Massachusetts, 
It’s the real deal. Gaspar Sausage

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