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Friday, March 9, 2012

Easy Chorizo Mac

That's right: EASY!  I mean really, really, really easy. Like so easy a caveman could do it... oh wait, if I say that do I have to pay GEICO a royalty fee?  Crap... ok, well it's easy, let's just leave it at that.

I used another pound of the chorizo Ruben brought me... I only have 3 pounds left.. I will use those very me!  It's like gold.. but in a meat version!

Easy Chorizo Mac
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
10oz elbow macaroni
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, finely minced
1 lbs chorizo
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes, partially drained
1/4 cup sour cream

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water; set aside.

In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the shallot and reduce heat to medium low.  Allow the shallot to cook for 5-8 minutes or until they are soft and translucent; stirring occasionally.  Add the chorizo to the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes or until most of the grease has absorbed.  Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes; stirring occasionally.  Stir in the sour cream and allow to cook another minute.  if the sauce is too thick, add some of the reserved pasta water, a little at a time until it reaches the right consistency for you.  Remove from heat and toss in pasta.  Serve immediately.. although it was even better the next day.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Although we never had chorizo when I was a lad, my mother made this type of mac, tomato, and ground beef dish quite often. I am so jealous about your chorizo.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

It's like a hybrid between (my and Chris' version of) goulash, hamburger helper and some homespun mexican dish. In short it sounds like a quick and easy weeknight meal, and tasty as hell to boot! Me likey likey :)

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, man, that looks so, so good! Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, anytime!!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

What a delicious and easy meal! This looks so good, Jen. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

This sounds very good. One of my all-time favorite casseroles is chili-mac, so I know I would love this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

Easy and tasty! Great use of that chorizo.

Becki's Whole Life said...

Oh wow...this sounds so good! Love that you did this all from scratch and what a great use of the Chorizo!

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

Savory Spice has the best taco seasoning. I've got to make this!

Candace said...

This would be kicked up "chopped suey" in our house. Sounds absolutely incredible with the chorizo, Jenn. Too bad you can't give taste tests on here. Then again, we would never leave!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Ohh - seriously kicked up to another level - delicious!!
Mary x

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like end-of-winter comfort food to me! Oh yeah, you don't exactly have winter there, do you. But we do, and it would be perfect. And the leftovers the next noon would be even better!

Mary said...

I bet the chorizo really kicked the flavor up. I haven't made chili mac is quite some time. This sounds delicious.

Michael Toa said...

That looks insanely good! I love chorizo and in mac and cheese? sublime!

Chris said...

Chorizo Mac n Cheese?

Stuff this in my face now, please!