Chorizo Tacos Recipe

Chorizo Tacos Recipe
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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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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

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.

Chorizo Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Chorizo Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.