Chorizo Brings Bold Flavor

February 2017

Diners want bold flavor without extra fat or calories, and our Chorizo Seasoned Ground Turkey delivers. Authentically spicy with a healthy twist, turkey chorizo is a great way to meet these dueling patron demands.

Nearly 80% of consumers say they enjoy at least moderately spicy foods. Made with authentic chorizo seasonings, our turkey chorizo is packed with flavor, not extra fat or calories. While chorizo made with beef and pork contains about 514 calories and 43 grams of fat per serving, turkey chorizo clocks in at just 240 calories and 16 grams of fat.

Turkey chorizo is easy to incorporate into your menu, too. Simply swap for existing chorizo offerings to create a better-for-you dish. It’s also versatile enough to be used as a spiced-up replacement for ground beef in meatballs, meatloaf, tacos, shepherd’s pie, nachos, breakfast dishes and more. Use these recipe ideas to inspire your culinary creativity:

  • Turkey Chorizo Street Tacos: Ground chorizo takes center stage in this easy-to-prepare dish, which draws inspiration from the food truck craze and is ideal for chefs wanting to tap into the street food trend. It's a go-to option for lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast when made with scrambled eggs and a pico de gallo topping.
  • Turkey Omelet Flatbread: Wake up diners’ taste buds and experience the versatility of chorizo ground turkey with this flavorful menu concept that blends Mexican oregano, cinnamon, allspice, crushed red pepper and red wine vinegar. Serve for breakfast or brunch with sausage links or crispy hashbrowns on the side and fresh juice or Mexican hot chocolate.
  • Turkey Chorizo Gravy Over Biscuits: Skip a few steps by using our new chorizo ground turkey instead of creating your own. Made with scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, salsa, cilantro and turkey chorizo atop a fresh-baked biscuit, this breakfast or brunch dish brings the heat.

Be sure to browse our Culinary Center to find even more on-trend recipes that meet diners’ bold flavor cravings.


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