Trying to up your cooking game? If so, you should seriously incorporating this underrated ingredient: chorizo.
As well as being absolutely delicious eaten out of the fridge when you're in need of a salty snack, chorizo's also a massively versatile ingredient.
Don't believe us? Here's a selection of ideas to make the most of it.
1. Cheesy chorizo black bean tacquitos
Tacos are great and all, but they can be so... unwieldly. Here's a neater option, where the contrasting flavours are packed together nice and tight.
2. Queso blanco dip with chorizo
Pretty much anything will taste good dipped into this.
3. Chorizo and sweet potato hash
Yes, this is real life. Yes, this is something you can probably justify eating for breakfast, probably. Yes, life is indeed beautiful.
4. One-pot wonder Spanish rice with chorizo
We say 'one-pot', you hear 'hardly any washing up'.
That's okay. You're not alone.
5. Healthy chipotle chorizo tacos
Remember when we said tacos were a bit messy? Yeah, we stopped caring about that around two recipes ago. Indulge. Go for it.
6. Chorizo and cheddar potato skins
Chorizo and potato – a symbol of the cultural ties that bind Spain with Ireland.
Or something like that.
7. Shrimp and chorizo skillet paella with quinoa
Another one for fans of never washing up, this is bursting with competing tastes that will go perfectly with a delicious beer on a summer's day, and absolutely leave your palate dancing with joy.
8. Chorizo breakfast burritos
Burritos, for breakfast?
Go for it, my friend. For you are an adult now.
9. Turkey chorizo burgers with creamy guacamole
One of the most underrated meats in the world – turkey – paired with one of the best – chorizo. This is already a heaven-made match, and that's before you lop on the guac.
Take us to it.