Q: Is El Popular Chorizo Authentic?
A: This is a recipe created by the founder Vicente F. Garza, who brought his family recipes to the United States in 1927, where they are original recipes and are still used today.
Q: How long has El Popular been in business?
A: El Popular is the Oldest Mexican Family, 3rd generation owned company that was founded in 1927 by Vicente F. Garza.
Q: Does El Popular Chorizo Sausage use quality meat?
A: El Popular specializes in using only Premium Quality U.S.D.A. inspected pork and beef. Today many chorizos available in your local supermarkets are low priced and low quality, containing salivary and pituitary glands, lymph-nodes, organ meats that include hearts, lungs, and kidneys. Also, in those types of Chorizo you will find cereal fillers, soy, and water.
Q: What is El Popular Chorizo Sausage?
A: El Popular Mexican Chorizo is an ingredient made from pork or beef. It is a unique flavor enhancer that can be used in various recipes. There are many different types of Chorizos; there is a significant difference between a Mexican-style Chorizo and a Spanish-style Chorizo. El Popular Chorizo is a Traditional Authentic Mexican-style Chorizo.
Q: What is the shelf life on El Popular Chorizo Sausage?
A: El Popular Mexican Chorizo has a 150-day “sell by” shelf code date. The consumer has additional 30-days of use after “sell by” date.
Q: Can you freeze El Popular Chorizo Sausage?
A: El Popular Chorizo can be frozen for up to 12 months as long as the package remains unopened.
Q: Is El Popular Chorizo Sausage Gluten-Free?
A: Yes, all El Popular Chorizos are GLUTEN-FREE.
Q: Does El Popular Chorizo Sausage contain artificial colors or flavors?
A: El Popular Chorizo does not contain any artificial colors or flavoring. The chili peppers used in manufacturing Chorizo are grown and milled in New Mexico to our company’s strict specifications.
Q: What flavors are available in the El Popular Chorizo Sausage?
A: El Popular Mexican Chorizo is available in various flavors. The “Original” recipe is the #1 selling Chorizo. The “Mild” Chorizo is perfect for those who love the El Popular “Original” flavor but prefer a less spicy yet just as satisfying tasting experience. The “Super Picante” Chorizo is for those who demand a HOT, BOLD, SPICIER flavor in a premium pork sausage. There is also a “Beef” Chorizo recipe, with same zesty spice blend and tradition of the “Original” pork chorizo.
Q: What makes El Popular Mexican Chorizo different from Spanish Chorizo?
A: There are many different types of Chorizos; there is a significant difference between a Mexican-style Chorizo and a Spanish-style Chorizo. El Popular Chorizo is a Traditional Authentic Mexican-style Chorizo.
Mexican Chorizo vs. Spanish Chorizo: Mexican Chorizo is an ingredient. It is a fine grind sausage, with the appearance and consistency of ground beef, and is prepared by stir-frying. As opposed to Spanish-Style Chorizo that is a fully cooked sausage used by the Latin American countries including Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Spanish-Chorizo has the texture and consistency of a summer sausage, pepperoni, as it can be sliced and used in various soups and stews, or eaten whole as an entrée but typically not served on a bun.
Q: How is El Popular Chorizo served?
A: It can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer and believe it or not even dessert. Mexican Chorizo is traditionally used with huevos (eggs). Also, used in chili, fondue, tacos, nachos, pizza, spaghetti sauce, turkey dressing etc. See our recipe pages for creative ways to use El Popular Chorizo & Mexican Longaniza Sausage.
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