Spanish Chorizo and Peppers (Pimientos y Chorizo Frito) Recipe

Chorizo sausage with peppers and onions
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 pound (4 servings)
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This typical Spanish tapa is simple, quick and easy. Green and yellow peppers fried with Spanish chorizo sausage and garlic make a colorful addition to the table.

Serve on a platter in the center of the table and mound the mixture on slices of fresh rustic bread. It is also a great first course or accompaniment to scrambled eggs.

What You'll Need

  • 2 peppers (long, green)
  • 1 bell pepper (yellow)
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 pound/1/4 kg sausages (fresh chorizo)
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil (Spanish)
  • Pinch salt (or to taste)

How to Make It

  1. Rinse green and yellow peppers, then remove stems, seeds, and membranes.
  2. Cut into lengthwise slices, about 1/3-inch wide.
  3. Peel and finely chop garlic and set aside.
  4. Cut chorizo into 1-inch lengths.
  5. Pour 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil into a heavy-bottomed frying pan and heat.
  6. When the oil is hot, fry chorizo pieces and pepper strips, stirring often.
  7. When peppers are browned and almost cooked, add minced garlic and continue to fry.
  1. When chorizo and peppers are completely cooked, serve on a platter with rustic bread.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 480
Total Fat 39 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 23 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 854 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 18 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)