Chorizo Tacos Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Mexican (not Spanish) chorizo, squeezed out of casings
  • Twenty four 4- or 5-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and minced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ pound cotija cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 3 ripe limes, quartered

Tacos are best with freshly made tortillas. If you're lucky enough to have a tortilla factory near you, buy them the same day you're going to make the tacos.

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Directions

Bring a large pot of water to boil (or use a 2-part steamer with pot and basket).

Cook chorizo in a medium nonstick frying pan over medium, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it is lightly browned and cooked through.

When water is boiling, set a colander over it so that it doesn't touch the water, set the tortillas in 2 stacks into the colander, and cover them lightly with foil (or set them into the basket of the steamer). Steam for 3–4 minutes.

Make 12 tacos, each with a base of 2 tortillas, by dividing chorizo equally between them, using a slotted spoon. Sprinkle minced onion and then chopped cilantro over each serving of chorizo, dividing them evenly. Divide cheese equally between tacos, if using. Place 1 lime wedge alongside or on top of each taco.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

856 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

43%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 191g 293%
  • Carbs 297g 99%
  • Saturated 68g 340%
  • Fiber 44g 176%
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 88g
  • Polyunsaturated 24g
  • Protein 145g 290%
  • Cholesterol 399mg 133%
  • Sodium 5,872mg 245%
  • Calcium 598mg 60%
  • Magnesium 521mg 130%
  • Potassium 3,271mg 93%
  • Iron 16mg 88%
  • Zinc 23mg 156%
  • Phosphorus 2,560mg 366%
  • Vitamin A 23µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 68mg 114%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 234%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 107%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 162%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 195%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 78µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 9µg 151%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 33%
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