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Chorizo Tacos Recipe

These are the easiest tacos ever, especially if you find a good quality chorizo at the store, or better yet, if you already have some chorizo at home. Either way, chorizo tacos are always delicious and easy to make; they’re great for those nights when you’re in a hurry and craving tacos.
Course Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 430kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Lb. chorizo casing removed
  • 6 corn tortillas or 10 small taco size tortillas
  • ½ cup white onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 radish finely sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot salsa of your choice
  • 1 lime Optional
  • Optional but recommended for those daring to try: ⅔ of a cup of chunks of pineapple, fresh or out of a can. This really is an amazing combination and gives it sort of a “tacos al pastor” taste.

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble the chorizo and add to the hot oil. Stir occasionally to get an even cooking. About 8-10 minutes.
  • While the chorizo is cooking, heat a griddle to warm your tortillas. First slightly dip each tortilla in the skillet where you are cooking the chorizo so to add some of its flavors to the tortilla. Warm on the separate griddle for about 1 minute on each side and set aside,
  • wrapping with a kitchen towel to keep them warm.
  • If you want to add the pineapple, warm it on the griddle, turning to make sure they are warm all over for serving on top of your tacos.
  • By the time you finish cooking the chorizo, your tortillas will be also warm and ready to fix the tacos. Top each tortilla with a couple of tablespoons of chorizo, some chopped onion and cilantro, and the pineapple chunks (if you are using them). Salsa of your choice, a squirt of lime juice (if you like), and viola! Dinner is ready.

Notes

It sounds like a lot of chorizo, but once it’s been cooked, it will reduce to almost half the amount and you will remove the excess fat. Of course, this will depend on the quality of chorizo you’re using. Homemade chorizo will have less fat than commercially made chorizo.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.6mg