Spicy Venison Sausage Soup

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Chorizo is one of my favorite types of venison sausage. And venison chorizo has so many uses! This soup is a very easy recipe to pull together on a cold, rainy night. From start to finish it takes about 1/2 hour. Serve the sausage soup with tortilla chips and, if it’s too spicy, sour cream. If you don’t have any homemade venison chorizo on hand, you can use any chorizo.

Venison chorizo Soup

Recipe: Chorizo Soup

Summary: a spicy and flavorful Tex-Mex soup.


  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • 2 tbs water
  • 6 oz venison chorizo
  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 to 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 tbs adobo sauce
  • 9 cups venison stock
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt juice of
  • 1 lime


  1. Mix corn meal and water in a mixing bowl. Add the chorizo, turkey, and egg and mix thoroughly.
  2. Form the meat into tablespoon sized balls.
  3. Spray a skillet lightly with oil and heat to medium. Add meatballs and cook until browned (about 8 minutes), turning occasionally. Set aside.
  4. In a stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until tender. Add the chipotle peppers (the amount depends on how hot you like your soup). Cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the stock and adobo sauce and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and add the meatballs. Simmer until the meatballs are cooked through.
  7. Add the tomatoes, cilantro, salt, and lime juice and simmer for a few more minutes. Serve immediately.

Quick Notes

Adjust the amount of chipotle peppers depending on how spicy you like your food and how spicy the chorizo is.


You may substitute regular pork chorizo for the venison sausage.

Cooking time (duration): 30

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: supper

Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)

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