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Fresh Chorizo Bruschetta on a Crostini

Ivy Tech- East Chicago Campus, 2013 Chorizo Contest
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: Fiesta Starters
Author: Jamie Montanez


  • 1 French Bread, cut into ½ slices
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Package El Popular Chorizo Original
  • 1/2 Cup Light brown sugar
  • 8 Plum tomatoes, small dice
  • 8 Yellow tomatoes, small dice
  • 1 Large Bunch fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 3 Lemons, sliced
  • Garlic, minced to taste
  • 1 Brick Mozzarella Cheese, small cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt, pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Wash produce.
  • Cook El Popular Chorizo Original in a large sauté pan until browned, drain very well until it is a dry paste. Mix brown sugar into the chorizo, set aside in a large bowl.
  • Add tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, garlic, and cheese to the bowl.
  • Mix vinegar and oil, add thyme, salt and pepper to taste, and add to bowl.
  • Put in refrigerator to chill.
  • On a sheet pan, lay out French bread slices, brush with olive oil and toast in oven until lightly toasted. Cool and put on a platter.