Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Easy Chourico and Peppers Recipe

I am not big on sandwiches. Growing up, my mother rarely ever made us sandwiches. I think she just didn't see them as filling. Just a guess. She did, however, have one specialty sandwich filling that was, hands down, the BEST EVER...Chourico & Peppers. 

After moving out, I asked my mother for the recipe and much like every other recipe I have asked her for she does not have any precise measurements. With that said, after many (delicious) trials, I think i have finally found the perfect recipe to share with you all!

What you will need:
1 pound of ground chourico (if you don't have any in your area get some here Amaral's)
2 large peppers (one green and one red) diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of sugar
2 splashes of wine or beer (whatever you have on hand will work)
salt and pepper to taste
What to do:
In a good size pot add oil and cook onions until they are soft, about 3 minutes over medium high heat. Add peppers and cook for 5 minutes. Add chourico. Mix ingredients together. Add one splash of wine to the pot and drink the other for yourself since you deserve it your cooking a great meal ;) . Cook for about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes with its juices and sugar. Mix and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Serve on crusty bread, sliced bread, torpedo rolls, etc...

This recipe can be used in a crock pot and perfect for a pot luck dinner! Just bring mini rolls and your done! 



  1. I was looking for traditional Portuguese recipes to make as I want to pick up where my wonderful grandmother left off and I hit the jackpot with your site. Thank you for posting all of these recipes! I plan on making the chourico and peppers this New Year's Eve as I will be home with my husband and our newborn (best way to spend the holiday if you ask me!) Thank you thank you!

  2. Hello! Welcome to my little spot here. I totally get where your coming from with trying to hold on to our culture and that is part of the reason why I started this blog was to save some of my recipes to pass on to my daughter. Look for my recipes in the future and congrats on the newborn. Take care and enjoy!