Longaniza is our favorite sausage and can serve it for every meal or occasion. And one of the easiest ways to prepare this deliciously seasoned pork sausage is Longaniza guisada. Check out this flavorful dish, and enjoy the tasty Dominican longaniza in a tasty tomato sauce.
Why we ❤️ it
A classic recipe of Dominican cuisine, this dish simply consists of chunks of pork sausage cooked in a tomato sauce, along with vegetables, spices, and herbs. It is typically served as a main dish for lunch or dinner and is very popular as an inexpensive, easy-to-make dish.
And if you can't find longaniza, we have a solution that you'll love and have your main dish ready in 15 minutes, so keep reading.
Guandules and moro de guandules
For lunch this can make a great meat dish to serve with Arroz blanco (white rice) and Habichuelas guisadas (stewed beans), or Moro de guandules or any of our Moro rice recipes. And don't forget a simple Dominican salad.
For something simpler, serve with some crispy Tostones (twice-fried plantains) and a few slices of avocado on the side.
About this recipe
Full of Dominican flavors, this simple dish is going to be enjoyed by everyone at the table. If you want to try a different version, check out my recipe of Tayota guisada with longaniza (chayote or christophine).
If you don't know where to buy longaniza, you could try my recipe for homemade longaniza.
Do you have a trick for great longaniza guisada? I'd love to hear it in the comments!
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Longaniza Guisada (Stewed Pork Sausage)
- 1 pound longaniza, [0.45 kg] (Dominican cornpepper-spiced pork sausage)
- 1 medium red onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 cubanela (cubanelle pepper), chopped
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon oregano, dry, ground
- 1 teaspoon salt, (or more, to taste)
- 4 sprigs cilantro, (or parsley) minced, plus extra for garnishing
- Cut longaniza into 1" [2.5 cm]-long pieces.Heat a medium size pot or skillet over high heat. Add the longaniza and cook, stirring often until it browns (careful with splatters!).
- Remove and discard excess fat if necessary but leave a couple of tablespoons for sautéing vegetables in the next step.Once the longaniza is browned, lower heat to medium heat. Stir in onion, garlic, and cubanelle pepper. Cook stirring for a minute, or until the vegetables are cooked through.
- Pour in tomato sauce and stir.Simmer until the juices break the boil. Stir in the cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove from the heat and serve. Serving suggestions above the recipe.
Nutritional information is calculated automatically based on ingredients listed. Please consult your doctor if you need precise nutritional information.
Longaniza guisada is made by cooking longaniza with vegetables, herbs in tomato sauce.
Chorizo is famous for its deep red color, Mexican chorizo is spicy, and the spices and flavor profiles are different than the ones in longaniza.
No, they aren't. they are both sausages that originated in Spain, but they have different flavors and appearances.
Published Jul 31, 2022, revised