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Chorizo Tacos Recipe
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Chorizo Tacos Recipe

This is my favorite chorizo tacos recipe with spicy Mexican chorizo served over warmed corn tortillas with red onion, fresh cilantro, sliced peppers and creamy chipotle sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: beef tacos, chorizo, spicy
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 82kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 12 ounces Homemade Mexican Chorizo or use your favorite store bought brand
  • 8 corn tortillas warmed
  • For Serving/Toppings. Sliced jalapenos, chopped red onion, fresh chopped cilantro, hot sauce, chipotle sauce or chipotle aioli.


  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the white onion and jalapeno pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, until they start to soften.
  • Add the chorizo and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 10 minutes, until it cooks through. If you prefer crispy chorizo, continue to cook another 4-5 minutes, until the edges crisp up. Remove from heat.
  • Serve the spicy chorizo mixture over warmed tortillas and top with your favorite toppings.


See my Homemade Chorizo Recipe.
Other Optional Serving Suggestions. Diced avocado, creamy guacamole, pickled jalapenos, chiles toreados, sliced radish, salsa roja, salsa verde, Mexican crema, fresh lime, shredded cheese, crumbled queso fresco. So many options. Use your favorites!
Nutritional information estimated without the toppings.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg