Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chourico & Peppers

This past weekend, I took a trip to Mello's Chourico to pick up my supplies for the couple of recipes I had on board.  Every time I go there I'm more and more impressed.  The chourico is just so fresh!  The family who owns the company also runs the store, so you'll meet them if you stop in :)  Local and fresh is always best!  (You can buy chourico from Mello's online!  They will deliver it to your door step....nothing better than that!
This recipe can be made in a crockpot or a dutch oven, but the key is the longer it cooks the better.

Chourico & Peppers

2 lbs. of chourico ( we like to use Mello's hot chourico-gives it an amazing kick ) cubed
2 green peppers cubed
2 onions cubed
1  14oz can of diced tomatoes with the liquid
2 cans of tomato paste
3/4 cup of red wine ( we always use Casal Garcia! )
Salt to taste

Brown your chourico, peppers, and onions together.  Once they have cooked a little (not all the way, you just want a browning to them for flavor)  Add all the ingredients except the salt.  Mix together and let it sit in the crockpot on low for about 6 hours, or on low-med heat in your dutch oven for about 3 hours.  Once it's just about done, add salt to taste.  You can serve this in a roll, as shown, or over rice or pasta!

You can really adjust this recipe anyway you want.  Want it to have more liquid?  Try adding some tomato sauce or more red wine.  Want more veggies?  Add some red and orange peppers as well.


  1. OH MY!!!! Our Portuguese family recipe.I live in the Midwest( Missouri).. Don't know any Portuguese people here.Make this often.I have to order Mello's as you cannot buy it here.I use a lot of the green,red and yellow peppers and i can't cook without garlic!!!

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  3. Try some chicken ... Browned and added 2lbs of thighs as last ingredient; really good!

  4. This recipe looks delicious. It brings back mouth watering thoughts of my grandmothers Portuguese cooking. Linguica & bellpeppers was a favorite of mine. Along with a soup she would make, which I will try my best to spell, Ahsudra ( Ah- sude- rah ) It was so good and it was always on her stove in a big pot. Everyone of the adults used it to cure their hangovers, I don't drink any longer, but I'd sure like to find someone that knows the recipe.
    The last post that I see on here is from 2015, so i'm not even sure if this page is still monitored. As it says on the top right, that you want to bring it back, I say, do it!!!
    I'd love to try some of your old world Portuguese recipes...