Choripan (Grilled Chorizo Sausage Sandwiches)

Choripan

Choripan (Grilled Chorizo Sausage Sandwiches)

Choripan is a popular Argentinian street food sandwich that you must try. These chorizo style sausages are grilled, then sliced through lengthwise and served on a hearty crusted bread with chimichurri. You can also add tomatoes, lettuce, or onions. This makes one heck of a tasty sandwich that you are going to love.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentinian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds Argentinian chorizo (or 8 links)
  • 2 baguettes or 4-8 hoagie rolls, depending on size
  • 3-4 medium tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce

For chimichurri:

  • 3/4 cups of olive oil
  • 1 cup minced flat leaf parsley Italian
  • 1/4 cup minced chopped oregano
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 medium minced green onions
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes add more if preferred

Instructions
 

  • Combine chimichurri ingredients in a bowl, cover and place into the fridge until ready to use.
  • Preheat grill for medium heat.
  • Place sausages on the grill and cook for 3 minutes, flip over, and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove sausages from the grill and place onto a cutting board. Using tongs to steady the sausage, cut each one ¾ of the way through, lengthwise. Do not cut all the way through. Return to the grill cut side down, and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until done.
  • Remove cooked sausages from the grill and quickly warm bread if desired.
  • To plate choripan: Place cooked chorizo onto warmed baguette or hoagie roll. Top with 2 tablespoons (or more) chimichurri. Top with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes, and serve.

Notes

Chorizo: You will need to find Argentinian chorizo for this recipe. Keep in mind that it is not as bold in flavor as other types of chorizo; especially Mexican style. Look for something milder like sausage like Italian sausage.
Dietary needs: Yes, you can make this choripan with vegan Italian sausages. Follow the product instructions for grilling or baking. Find a suitable vegan baguette or crusted bread option. Gluten-free substitutions are available as well.
Bread: This recipe requires a good heavy crusted bread. So, I recommend looking for a sturdy baguette that can be cut into thirds or fourths, or a good quality hoagie roll.
Sauce: If you are a huge fan of chimichurri, then it’s a good idea to double the recipe. That way you will have a lot available for your choripan.
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