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Marinated and Grilled Mexican Chorizo


  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo
  • 1 bottle Mexican beer

Prep Time:

1 day and 10 minutes

Cook Time:

15 minutes



Marinating the chorizo in a dark Mexican beer renders the meat more delicate and adds a great malty flavor.

Once your Cinco de Mayo meal is planned, focus on creating a festive atmosphere. A fun and simple idea is to decorate the table with the colors of Mexico’s flag. Use a red tablecloth and save time on dishes by using green and white paper plates and disposable utensils.

Why Try? If you make this dish part of your Cinco de Mayo festivities, you will not regret it!

Foodie Byte: You can also use some of the fresh produce of Mexico, such as avocados and peppers, to create vibrant centerpieces or decorations. Add bright, colorful hibiscus flowers in between the fresh ingredients to complete the look. Finally, turn on mariachi music to transport guests to the state of honor, Mexico!


  1. Start by pricking the chorizo with a fork. Place the chorizo in a non-reactive bowl (glass or plastic) and pour a bottle of Mexican beer over the chorizo. Allow the meat to marinate in a refrigerator for about 24 hours. Drain and discard the beer.
  2. Grill the chorizo over moderately high heat, turning until browned all over and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories 525, Carbohydrates 3g, Cholesterol 100mg, Fat 43g, Fat Calories 391, Protein 27g, Saturated Fat 16g, Sodium 1401mg. Daily Values: Calcium 9.07mg 1%, Phos 170.1mg 17%, Copper 0.09mg 5%, Zinc 3.87mg 26%, Panto 1.27mg 13%, Magnesium 20.41mg 5%, Iron 1.8mg 10%, Vitamin B6 30%, Vitamin B12 38%, Vitamin D 17%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.