Mexican Chorizo Tacos | The Recipe Critic
These Mexican Chorizo Tacos are the ultimate street food made right in your kitchen! Stuffed with mouth-watering chorizo ground pork and garnished with fresh herbs, this dish is sure to please a crowd. It only takes 15 minutes to make this meal that everyone will be talking about tomorrow!
It’s no secret that I love Mexican food! Especially street food. There’s nothing like a taco truck to brighten my day. If you want a healthier version of street food that you can make at home, I have recipes for you! You’ll love these chicken satay skewers, amazing street tacos, and one of my all-time favorites, Mexican street corn.
What is a chorizo taco?
If this is your first time eating a chorizo taco, you are in for a treat! Chorizo is a spice mix that is put on ground pork and usually made into a sausage. The Spanish version is a cured pork sausage. Mexican chorizo is usually fresh (not dried), which is what we make today. The seasoning is made up of warm, savory spices like garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and oregano.
This dish is traditionally ground pork, but you can use your favorite ground meat. This recipe is quick and easy, I love it! It’s also ideal for feeding a large group! You can also make this meat and use it in other things like enchiladas or even pasta! It’s full of good flavors that will make everyone want tomorrow!
What’s in a Mexican Chorizo Taco?
These delicious Mexican Chorizo Tacos have just a few simple ingredients, making them the perfect meal for a busy night! This recipe serves about 4 people, but you can double or even triple the recipe for a group. This ground pork is so full of flavor and the tacos are always a crowd pleaser. See recipe card below for exact measurements.
- Onion: Cooking them first adds flavor to the pan before you even add the meat!
- Garlic: Garlic is a MUST in this recipe, it actually adds a bit of sweetness to the dish
- Minced pork: Mexican chorizo traditionally uses ground pork. You can also use other ground meats!
- Chorizo Seasoning: I love making this seasoning at home. I think homemade seasoning blends have more flavor and are fresher!
- Corn tortillas: I also really like making them at home. But any tortilla you like will work, even flour tortillas.
- Coriander: I add cilantro on top as a garnish. If you’re not a fan, you can leave that out if you want!
- Water: I like to add water when cooking meat. It adds a little more moisture to keep it from being dry.
How to Make Chorizo Tacos
These Mexican Chorizo Tacos are so easy to make, you’ll have a delicious, flavorful dinner ready in just 15 minutes! They’re still a favorite with me, and it’s so easy to make for a large crowd! The best part (besides the amazing flavor) is that you only need one pot to make this meal. The cleaning afterwards is also very fast!
- Cook the vegetables: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook for about 3 minutes until the onions start to soften and become a little transparent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until you can smell them.
- Cook the pork: Add ground pork and cook 8 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally until pork is fully cooked.
- Season: Add the chorizo mixture and stir to incorporate into the meat. You will continue to cook the seasonings into the meat for about 3 minutes. Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
- Add water: Add water if the meat dries out too much during cooking. I like my chorizo on the moister side, so add water if you like it too.
- Hot Tortillas: Reheat the corn tortillas in a separate hot skillet or over the open flame on a gas stove for about 30 seconds on each side until warmed through with a few toasted brown spots.
- To assemble: Fill the corn tortillas with the cooked chorizo and add your favorite toppings.
- Garnish: Garnish and enjoy with chopped cilantro, chopped onions or any other taco toppings of your choice!
Additional optional toppings
Sometimes I just like to keep my Mexican Chorizo Tacos simple. Other times I want to add different flavors on top! If you want more toppings for your tacos, here are a few I recommend. Or just use your favorite toppings!
- Cheese: Who doesn’t love cheese on a taco? I would use aged cheddar or a classic Mexican cheese like queso fresco. A little cream on top would be delicious!
- Fresh salsa: You can never go wrong with a large pico de gallo! I also love this simple blender salsa recipe that is so quick and easy. If you don’t have time to make a salsa, fresh tomatoes are also really delicious.
- Other herbs and vegetables: Whenever I share a recipe with cilantro, I always get asked if you should use it. Of course not! You can use whatever you prefer! Green onions would be perfect. Roasted peppers and avocados would add so much extra flavor and nutrients.
Mexican Chorizo Tacos make the perfect leftovers! It can be even better the next day because the flavors blend perfectly. Here are some tips to help you store your tacos.
In the refrigerator: You can store your taco meat in an airtight container in the fridge and it will stay fresh for up to 5 days. I don’t recommend storing your taco already assembled because the meat will make the tortilla soggy. I also like to keep my toppings separate from my meat. This will help keep everything fresh for 5 days.
Reheat the chorizo tacos: You can reheat the meat in the microwave. I recommend reheating your tortillas on the stove as this will help them get crispy again and they will taste fresh! Add your cold toppings as you did on day one.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook for about 3 minutes until the onions start to soften and become translucent. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add the ground pork and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pork is cooked through.
Add seasoning to chorizo and stir to incorporate into meat. Continue to cook the flavor into the meat for about 3 minutes. Taste and add more seasoning if needed.
Add water if the meat dries out too much during cooking. I like my chorizo on the moister side, so add water according to your preference.
Reheat the corn tortillas in a separate hot skillet or over the open flame on a gas stove for about 30 seconds on each side until warmed through with a few toasted brown spots.
Top corn tortillas with cooked chorizo and add desired toppings.
Garnish and enjoy with chopped cilantro, chopped onions or any other taco toppings you desire!
calories532calories (27%)Carbohydrates36g (12%)Protein27g (54%)Big31g (48%)Saturated fat11g (55%)Polyunsaturated fats3gMonounsaturated fat11gCholesterol94mg (31%)Sodium241mg (ten%)Potassium489mg (14%)Fiber5g (20%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A183UI (4%)Vitamin C2mg (2%)Calcium83mg (8%)The iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.