Smoked Portuguese Chourizo Recipe

Smoked Portuguese Chourizo Recipe

The best smoked pork sausages ever! Make these Smoked Portuguese Chourizo. It usually takes two people about 5 hours. Lots of work, but well worth it.


6 Large pork butt roasts

1 Bottle of red wine (1.8 litre size)

6 Complete garlic heads, all crushed up

1 Cup salt

2 Jars of Portuguese pepper paste (1 hot & 1 mild – B.M. Brand)

3 Cups of paprika

Several drops of liquid smoke flavouring (optional)

1-2 packages of casings well rinsed out


Chop buts very small, about the size of a fingernail. Lots of work, but well worth it. It usually takes two of us about 5 hours.

Mix all other ingredients and let marinate in the fridge for two days.

Stuff sausages.

Smoke in Bradley smoker with 4-5 Hickory pucks, oven temperature set to 70°C (160°F). Continue smoking for a total of 4-5 hours, depending on the size of your sausages. Make sure that the internal temperature of the sausages when cooked is 71°C (160°F), that is what makes the sausage ready and safe to eat.


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