Chorizo Appetizer Recipe

Chorizo Appetizer Flowers

Spicy sausage, mixed with bell pepper, cheese and cilantro, creates a quick appetizer when spooned into tortilla chips.

20 min. prep time
24 appetizers
151 Rating


6 ounces (3/4 cup) bulk chorizo or hot pork sausage
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
4 ounces (1 cup) Land O Lakes® Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 (10-ounce) package scoop-shaped tortilla chips


Combine sausage and bell pepper in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes until sausage is browned. Cool slightly; stir in 1/2 cup cheese and cilantro.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon meat mixture into each tortilla chip. Sprinkle with cheese; place onto microwave-safe plate. Microwave 20-25 seconds until cheese begins to melt.

Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer)

Calories: 100

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 230mg

Carbohydrates: 7g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #13988©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this recipe for a cocktail party and it got rave reviews. I will definitely make it again. Just be sure to drain the fat from the sausage.

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