Mushroom & Chorizo Ragu!

Have I ever told you how much I love Mushrooms?? The only thing I might love better is spicy Mexican Flavored food! So when I joined this #Food Extravaganza Party the featured ingredient for this month was Mushrooms!! Yea! I thought…hmm…why not combine my two loves into a spicy little dish!

Here is what I did;


So I started with portabella mushrooms…they are my favorite because they are so meaty. A little onion and some Anaheim peppers from my garden.


I sliced them up nice and thick so they would retain some texture once they were cooked up.


So in the skillet I started by sautéing my onions and peppers with 2 links of chorizo sausage. I removed the casing off of the sausage to incorporate it more like a ground meat.  I added about a teaspoon of prepared minced garlic to that as well.


Once the sausage was cooked through and the onions and peppers were soft I added the mushrooms and began cooking them down.


This what it looked like once they were cooked down. I added about 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste concentrate to the pan to give it the rich flavor of a traditional Ragu. Of course I seasoned them with a little salt and pepper too.

I was trying to decide how I wanted to serve this up and found a roll of Polenta in my pantry and decided that the smooth corn meal texture would be the perfect complement to the spicy richness of the Mushroom & Chorizo Ragu.


I just gave it a quick fry with a little olive oil so that it was brown on both sides.


Here is the finished results!! I added a little fresh goat cheese and cilantro on top, but you could dress it with anything your heart desires or just leave it as it!! It was supper good with just the right amount of heat for my liking!


So this was my first time joining this really fun party called #Foodie Extravaganza!!

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Just look at all the wonderful Mushroom recipes being shared today!


30 thoughts on “Mushroom & Chorizo Ragu!

  1. Looks so tasty – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  2. I love both mushrooms and spicy Mexican food too, so this dish is right up my alley, it sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  3. Your dish looks seriously delicious! We love both the combination of mushrooms and chorizo! Brilliant to add the two together! This is also a quick weeknight meal, and I love that! =)

  4. This is right up my alley, Elaine. From the spicy chorizo to the addition of portabellas and even those crispy circles of polenta. Love everything about this dish. I’m so glad you’ve joined us!

  5. Oh man I’m in mushroom heaven! My boyfriend jokes that I will add mushrooms to anything and everything and they are my go-to vegetable side. I haven’t had polenta in so long but I can imagine that it is the perfect base for this yummy topper.

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