Chorizo Tacos Recipe




  • 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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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.


Calories per serving:

858 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 48g 73%
  • Carbs 75g 25%
  • Saturated 17g 85%
  • Fiber 11g 45%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 22g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 36g 73%
  • Cholesterol 100mg 33%
  • Sodium 1,471mg 61%
  • Calcium 153mg 15%
  • Magnesium 132mg 33%
  • Potassium 847mg 24%
  • Iron 4mg 23%
  • Zinc 6mg 39%
  • Phosphorus 643mg 92%
  • Vitamin A 25µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 19mg 31%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 59%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 27%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 41%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 23µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 38%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 24µg 30%
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