Tacos Con Chorizo (Mexican Sausage Tacos)
July 28, 2018
"This recipe is for the filling and the sauce that goes with the tacos. The recipe is designed for 12 small tortillas but you may use taco shells, tortillas or flour taco shells. Your choice but adjust the number of shells accordingly."
- FOR SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (171.7 g)
- Calories 306.2
- Total Fat - 22 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
- Cholesterol - 49.9 mg
- Sodium - 795 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 12.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
- Sugars - 4.1 g
- Protein - 15.7 g
- Calcium - 26.4 mg
- Iron - 1.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 59 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Step by Step Method
Make the sauce first by combining the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and simmering at medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool before serving.
Start the filling mixture by sauteing the chorizo sausage in a skillet, crumbling it as it cooks until it is fully crisp. Add the corn, Lima beans, green peppers and salt. Mix well and saute for 5 minutes so the mixture gets hot.
While the filling mixture is cooking, prepare your choice of shells. Serve immediately with the accompanying sauce.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- Be sure to purchase chorizo sausages that are already removed from their skins for easier preparation.
- For a spicier sauce, increase the amount of jalapeno sauce or add more diced jalapenos.
- For the chorizo sausages, you can substitute ground beef or turkey. The benefit of this substitution is that it allows for a leaner option that still provides a good amount of flavor. The thinking behind this substitution is that it allows for a healthier option while still maintaining the traditional flavors of the dish.
- For the tomato puree, you can substitute salsa. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a bit more flavor and spice to the dish. The thinking behind this substitution is that it provides a more flavorful and spicy option that still maintains the traditional flavors of the dish.
Vegan Tacos Con Chorizo Replace the chorizo sausage with vegan sausage and use vegetable broth instead of water for the sauce. Omit the jalapeno sauce and add 1 tablespoon of chili powder for flavor.
Mexican Street Corn Salad - This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to Tacos Con Chorizo. It's a simple salad made of corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice that adds a creamy, spicy, and tangy flavor to the tacos. It's a great way to add some extra flavor to the tacos without overpowering them.
Chile-Lime Roasted Potatoes: These crispy potatoes are the perfect side dish to complement the Mexican Street Corn Salad. Roasted in olive oil, garlic, chili powder, and lime juice, they add a delicious spicy and tangy flavor to the tacos. They are also a great way to add some extra texture and flavor to the tacos without overpowering them.
Q: What type of shells should I use for the tacos?
A: You can use taco shells, tortillas or flour taco shells. Adjust the number of shells accordingly.
Q: What type of meat should I use for tacos?
A: You can use ground beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp. You can also use other types of meat such as steak, turkey, or fish.
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Tacos Con Chorizo is a popular dish in Mexico, and it is believed to have been served to the Aztec warriors before battle.
This dish is said to have been popularized by celebrity chef Rick Bayless in the 1980s, and it remains a staple in Mexican cuisine today.