Morcilla de Burgos

The traditional Morcilla Burgalesa is made without meat. The main ingredients are onions, rice, lard, blood and spices. The general consensus is that the sausage should be bland, greasy and spicy. Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. Classic morcillas de Burgos are made with the locally grown Horcal onion which is the main ingredient. It is believed that this onion is what gives the sausage its character.

Onions450 g0.99 lb
Rice, boiled200 g0.44 lb
Lard200 g0.44 lb
Pork blood150 g0.33 lb
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt12 g2 tsp
Pepper2.0 g1 tsp
Paprika, sweet10 g5 tsp
Paprika, hot10 g5 tsp
Cayenne0.5 g1/4 tsp
Oregano, rubbed1.0 g1 tsp
Thyme, rubbed1.0 g1 tsp
Cinnamon0.5 g1/4 tsp
Cloves, ground0.2 g1/8 tsp
Anise, ground0.2 g1/8 tsp
  1. Chop the onions finely.
  2. Mix onions with rice, spices and blood. Place lard in pot and apply low heat, stirring often. Whem the lard starts to melt mix it with other ingredients.
  3. Stuff into 36 mm hog casings making rings.
  4. Cook in water at 80° C (176° F) for 30 minutes.
  5. Cool and refrigerate.To serve, fry in butter or barbecue.

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