When I relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the first meals I had was the choripan.
It’s a word that breaks down into chorizo (“sausage”) and pan (“bread”). You could say it’s the Argentine version of the hot dog.
After just one bite, I fell in love immediately.
It was such a simple meal – chorizo sandwiched in a French baguette, and slathered on top with chimichurri, a sauce that has now become one of my favorites.
I make it at home on close to a weekly basis!
I love that the sauce is spicy, sour, savory, and sweet all at once. It literally makes my taste buds sing!
It’s a great condiment to liven up your typical sandwich, like a burger. Spread on this choripan in particular, it creates a totally delightful meal.
To make this dish, start by roasting the sausages in the oven until they are cooked, making sure to flip them over halfway through cooking. Prepare the sauce by combining the ingredients, and then let it sit for half an hour for the flavors to develop.
Once the meat is ready, slice the sausages in half lengthwise, serve with the baguettes, and pour on the sauce!
Is your mouth watering yet? Let’s head right to the recipe!
Cooking by the Numbers…
Step 1 – Set out Your Ingredients
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with a thin layer of olive oil.
Step 2 – Cook the Sausages
Place the chorizos on the prepared baking sheet and let them roast for about 30 minutes, making sure to flip them over halfway through cooking.
Step 3 – Prepare the Chimichurri
While the meat is roasting, let’s make the sauce.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly to ensure they are evenly distributed. Let the sauce sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to develop.
Step 4 – Slice and Serve
Once the chorizos are ready, slice each in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. Serve them with the baguettes and plenty of chimichurri, and enjoy!
The Argentine Version of the Hot Dog
If you love hot dogs, then you’ll enjoy the Argentine version, also known as choripan.
Made with spicy chorizo instead of the common sausage, and slathered in a generous helping of tasty, flavorful chimichurri, this is definitely going to taste much better (at least in my opinion) than the common hot dog!
Looking for more Argentine recipes? Check out my warm and hearty vegetarian lentil stew.
And be sure to check out our article with other wild and crazy ideas to flavor your favorite sausage sandwich.
Have you eaten choripan before? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!
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About Felicia Lim
Felicia Lim is a Singaporean who moved to Argentina for love. Based in Buenos Aires, also known as “the Paris of South America,” she fills her days with freelance writing, recipe development, and food photography – three passions that give her endless joy. When she isn’t typing away at her computer, cooking in the kitchen, or shooting in her balcony-studio, you can probably find her curled up on the couch, lost in the pages of a good book.