Chorizo Braised Pork Cheeks

Prep Time:
15 mins

Cook Time:
3.25 hours

Total Time:
3.5 hours


  • 2 lbs Chorizo
  • 1 quart (4 cups) yellow onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 lbs Beeler’s pork cheeks, trimmed
  • 1 quart (4 cups) fire roasted tomatoes
  • Stock, as needed
  • Cotija cheese and scallions, as needed for garnish
  • 1 package corn chips


  1. In a large rondeaux pan, sweat the onions.
  2. Add in the chorizo and break apart the chorizo, stir until cooked through.
  3. Add in the tomatoes then reserve for later use.
  4. Season the pork cheeks with salt and pepper, sear in a rondeaux until both sides are golden brown.
  5. Transfer to a hotel pan, and cover with the chorizo mixture.
  6. Cover the cheeks and chorizo with stock, then wrap in foil.
  7. Place in the oven at 275° for 3 hours until tender.
  8. To serve, place loose chorizo over Fritos and one large pork cheek. Garnish with cheese and chopped scallions.