Chorizo Meatballs

Take 15 minutes to master this homemade chorizo recipe, and spend the rest of the month making it work -- for everything from dips to eggs to appetizers. Measure all the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together with your hands for the best results. Pinch off a small hunk and cook it up to try. With more heat, more salt, more garlic...tweak the mixture to your taste and let the fun begin. 

Play with this recipe for seven days in a row, at least. Tap into this list of our favorite ways to incorporate chorizo into everyday designs.

Yield: 4 suppers or 8 appetizers , Prep time: 15 minutes , Cook time: about 15 minutes



1. Scoop and roll the mixture into golf ball-sized hunks. Bake in a 400-degree oven 12-15 minutes, or until cooked completely. 
2. Lace a trio of balls onto wooden skewers and stack on a platter as we’ve pictured here. 
3. Pass as a hearty appetizer or serve for supper beside a tossed salad with a tear of crusty bread. 

Tips + Tricks

**Offer a chilled lime sauce – made simply of 1 cup of sour cream (or Greek yogurt or Mexican crema), the juice and zest of 2 limes, and salt and pepper to taste – as a zippy compliment to the kicky meatballs.