Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Chorizo and potato tacos
Tacos. Need I say more? Doesn't everyone love taco night? I know it's always been one of my favorite dinners. And while we love a good regular beef taco, we also love to try new taco fillings - beans, steak, carnitas, fish, and more! I don't really remember when we first starting making these chorizo and potato tacos, but ever since we first tried them they've remained a favorite in our home. Slightly spiced sausage and potatoes are cooked together with garlic, smoked paprika, and a touch of cayenne and then topped with all sorts complimentary toppings.
This recipe is for about 8 tacos, but it's quite simple to double it for more people. This is the amount I make for just me husband and I. The toppings below are some of my favorites for these tacos, but others like shredded green cabbage and avocados are also a perfect choice.
Potato and chorizo tacos
2 links fresh chorizo (about 10 oz.) removed from casing
2 medium russet potatoes, cut into about 1/2-inch dice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
small flour tortillas, warmed
Queso fresco, or other cheese of your choice
quick pickled red onions
other toppings of your choice
Heat a heavy-bottom skillet over medium heat and drizzle in about a teaspoon of olive oil. Add the chorizo and potatoes. Break apart the sausage with a wooden spoon. Let it cook for about 2-3 minutes at a time and then stir so that it browns nicely. Stir in the garlic, paprika, and cayenne and continue to cook until the chorizo is cooked through and the potatoes are fork tender. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
Serve in warmed tortillas with the toppings of your choice. I highly recommend the pickled onions, cilantro, salsa verde, and Queso fresco.
What was I cooking one year ago?: spaghetti squash & bacon casserole
Two years ago?: Buffalo chicken mac n' cheese
Three?: fudgy coconut brownies
Four?: maple almond butter cookies
5?: Southwest turkey burgers