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.
- 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
- 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
- Combine chimichurri ingredients in a bowl, cover and place into the refrigerator 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.
Photo by: asimojet/depositphotos Things to think about with this recipe: 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 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.