Portuguese Chourico Bread with Ham, Peppers and Onions

Are you drooling yet? My family went crazy when I made this bread and it disappeared the same day! I barely had a chance to take the photo of the finished bread for this post.

Making this bread is simple and you can substitute any meats you have on hand. Feel free to use more varieties of meats. I had a few slices of salami, so I added them. I used store bought fresh pizza dough from the market but you can follow the recipe below and make your own.

I suggest you make 2 and save one for the next day. It’s also a perfect treat to bring along for your next party this Holiday Season! 🙂

Watch this video of the bread fresh out of the oven!


1 + 1/2 pound of store bought pizza dough or make your own (recipe below)

1 small chourico or linguica sausage (cut into thin slices)

3 or 4  slices of ham (cut into strips)

3 slices of salami (optional, cut into strips)

1 medium onion (sliced)

1 medium red pepper (sliced)

1 cup of shredded cheese

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

1 tablespoon of coarse corn meal


Pizza Dough

3 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1 envelope instant dry yeast

2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups warm water

2 tablespoons olive oil

In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients. Add the water and oil and mix until a ball forms. It you find the dough too sticky add more flour. Grease a large bowl with olive oil and add the dough rolling it to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap, cover with a warm towel, and place in a warm place for about 1 hour until the dough doubles in size.


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Saute the onions and peppers for a few minutes in 1 tablespoon olive oil until translucent and set aside to cool


Roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Add a layer of onions followed by a layer of meat.

Top with cheese.

Begin gently rolling the dough evenly.


Sprinkle the corn meal on a large sheet pan or pizza pan. Place the bread on pan. Brush with a little olive oil.

Cook for 20 minutes or until the bread is golden and crispy.


Let cook slightly before cutting. Take a bite and start drooling! Enjoy!

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