What is Chorizo?

Traditionally, it uses natural casings made from intestines, a method used since Roman times.

Chorizo may be cooked before eating. In Europe, it is more frequently a fermented, cured, smoked sausage, in which case it is often sliced and eaten without cooking, and can be added as an ingredient to add flavour to other dishes. Spanish chorizo and Portuguese chouriço get their distinctive smokiness and deep red color from dried smoked red peppers (pimentón/pimentão).

Due to culinary tradition and the high cost of imported Spanish smoked paprika, Mexican chorizo is usually made with native chili peppers of the same Capsicum annuum species, used otherwise rarely in Mexican cuisine, however as used extensively in Mexican-American restaurants. Spanish-American cuisine adds vinegar instead of the white wine usually used in Spain.

Chorizo can be eaten sliced in a sandwich, grilled, fried, or simmered in liquid, including apple cider or other strong alcoholic beverage such as aguardiente. It also can be used as a partial replacement for ground (minced) beef or pork.


10 Health Benefits of Tequila

The amigos at nationalmargaritaday.com have 10 reasons why tequila is actually good for you. You should read them. Here, we’ll show you below.

1. It helps lower blood sugar

2. It aids in weight loss

3. You don’t really get hungover

4. It helps fight cholesterol

5. Tequila may be used to help treat colds

6. It helps you numb the pain

7. Diabetics can indulge too

8. It won’t make you feel as bloated as beer or vodka

9. It cleans your colon in a different way than you may imagine

10. It chills you out and helps you sleep

The John Madden Story

For our new followers, we’d like to re-tell the John Madden Story.

Monday night back in 1987, John Madden made a surprising stop here at Chuy’s with the desire to view the Monday night football game on television. Not only did he enjoy the football game, but our traditional, homemade Mexican food. Various times, Mr. Madden posted supportive articles in TIMES, Sports Illustrated, and various other publications of the restaurant, its location, and the generous hospitality he received during his visit. In 1993, he featured the restaurant on the All Madden Show. It was at that time, Mr. Madden named Chuy’s Restaurant the” All Madden Hall of Fame”.

John Madden has continued to visit the restaurant every year since then to not only enjoy the hospitality we offer but his favorite plate “Chicken Picado” No. 21 on our menu. We have had the pleasure of getting to know his wife and sons. They are great people! We truly consider John Madden a sincere friend and enjoy his hospitality when he visits. Our sincere Thanks to John Madden and his family for taking Chuy’s Restaurant beyond the city limits and for giving supportive acknowledgment of one of Texas’ finest Mexican Food restaurants.