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Best Portuguese Chourico Sandwiches Ever (Family Recipe)

A slightly sweet, spicy, and delicious sauteed ground Portuguese Chourico Sandwich recipe that uses beer, TABASCO Sauce, and tomato paste. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: chourico
Servings: 18 sandwiches
Calories: 401cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers


  • 2 1/2 lbs. Ground Chourico You can ground links yourself in food processor
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small sweet onion finely diced
  • 8 ounces beer
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tsp TABASCO Sauce * can add more if you like spice
  • 18 Mini Papo seco rolls (Portuguese Buns)


  • In a food processor, grind the chourico up a little more to make it finer
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  • In a medium stock pot, saute butter, garlic, and onion over medium heat. Cook for about 3 minutes.
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  • Add chourico to the pan, with the beer, tomato paste, and TABASCO. 
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  • Saute chourico over medium heat and the bring to a simmer.
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  • Cook for about 15 minutes until alcohol has burned off. 
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  • Serve chourico in mini Portuguese Rolls. If making for a party, allow chourico to fully cool before wrapping each one. 
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Serving: 1roll | Calories: 401cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.8mg