Spanish Chorizo and Peppers (Pimientos y Chorizo Frito)

Chorizo sausage with peppers and onions

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
480 Calories
39g Fat
15g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 480
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 854mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Protein 18g
Calcium 70mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rinse green and yellow peppers, then remove stems and seeds.

  3. Cut peppers into lengthwise slices, about 1/3 inch wide.

  4. Peel and finely chop garlic and set aside.

  5. Cut the chorizo into 1-inch lengths.

  6. Pour 4 to 5 tablespoons olive oil into a heavy-bottomed frying pan and heat.

  7. When the oil is hot, fry chorizo pieces and pepper strips, stirring often.

  8. When peppers are browned and almost cooked, add minced garlic and continue to fry.

  9. When chorizo and peppers are completely cooked, serve on a platter with rustic bread.

  10. Enjoy!