Entry from US English dictionary
Spicy cured pork cut into strips.
- This is what I consumed my first morning in Louisiana: eggs, an English muffin, tasso sausage, ham, pork boudin, more eggs, pickled pigs' lips, and fruit.
- Other Cajun specialties include tasso, a spicy Cajun version of jerky, smoked beef and pork sausages (such as andouille made from the large intestines), chourice (made from the small intestines), and chaudin (stuffed stomach).
- Baked oysters get added body from artichokes and added brawn from spinach and tasso.
Perhaps from Spanish tasajo 'slice of dried meat'.
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