Brace yourselves: Chipotle may be releasing a brand new protein option. And it's good. Oh, it's really good.
According to The Kansas City Star, Chipotle began testing chorizo in Kansas City today.
The Mexican chain's take on the sausage is a blend of ground pork and chicken, plus paprika, toasted cumin, garlic, and chipotle peppers. The meat is packed into patties, which then get seared on the grill and crumbled before serving.
Chipotle introduced its tofu option, sofritas, last fall -- yet, menu changes have still been few and far between in the company's 22-year history, so this is pretty huge. It also comes on the heels of the chain's shortage of carnitas, its slow-cooked pork option, which has been out of stores for months now. But really, who needs carnitas when you have chorizo?