Easy Chorizo Street Tacos

Background and History:

Chorizo street tacos are a beloved Mexican street food, known for their bold and spicy flavors. Chorizo, a type of sausage seasoned with robust spices, is the star of these tacos. These tasty morsels have a rich history, with roots in Mexican cuisine and a tradition of using simple yet flavorful ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (450g) chorizo sausage
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • Salsa or hot sauce (optional)
  • Chopped fresh jalapeños (optional)
  • Sliced radishes (optional)
  • Crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese (optional)

Serves: 4 (2 tacos per person)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Instructions:

  • Heat a skillet or pan over medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chorizo from its casing and add it to the hot skillet. Use a spatula to break it apart as it cooks. Stir occasionally, and cook until it’s browned and fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  • While the chorizo is cooking, warm the corn tortillas. You can do this in a dry skillet for about 20 seconds per side or by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving for 30 seconds.
  • Once the chorizo is cooked, transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess grease.
  • To assemble the tacos, place a spoonful of cooked chorizo onto each tortilla.
  • Top the chorizo with chopped onions, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Add any optional toppings like salsa, jalapeños, radishes, or cheese as desired.
  • Serve the chorizo street tacos hot with extra lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts:

(Per serving, based on 2 tacos, without optional toppings)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 1g

Notes:

  • You can use your favorite type of chorizo, whether it’s spicy or mild.
  • Customize your tacos with toppings that suit your taste, such as avocado, sour cream, or pickled red onions.

Allergy Warning:

Check for any allergies to the ingredients used in this dish, especially in the case of chorizo, which may contain various spices and allergens.

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