Cast Iron

Chorizo Tacos

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September 11, 2017
Photo by Look Cook
Author Notes

I ♥ tacos. Especially these ones – they're so easy to pull off and don't require that many ingredients. The chorizo is cooked two ways, so what you get is this mixture of juicy and crispy chorizo that's so so good with little extra effort on your part. It's one of my go-to's, especially in the summer. —Look Cook

  • Serves 02
Ingredients
  • Guac
  • 1 1/2 large avocados – mashed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red onion – finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic – finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro – roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Tacos!
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces chorizo – casings removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 or 5 soft corn tortillas – warmed up
  • Purple cabbage – shredded
  • Cilantro sprigs
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Make the guac. In a small bowl, mash the avocados then stir in the red onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. While waiting for it to warm up, remove the casings from the chorizo and break it up with your hands a bit.
  3. Once the skillet is hot and slightly smoking, add the vegetable oil then the chorizo, breaking it up further with a wooden spoon. Stir the smoked paprika in – you may need to add more depending on the brand of chorizo you have as well as how spicy you like things. Once the chorizo is cooked through and starts to brown (about 5 minutes), take 1/2 of it out of the skillet and place it in a bowl. Continue cooking the rest of it until it is super crispy and starts to char (about 4 minutes longer). Mix the juicy and crispy chorizo together in the bowl you set aside, then taste it and add more salt if needed.
  4. Heat the tortillas up, divide the chorizo mixture between each, then top with guac, a bit of purple cabbage, and cilantro sprigs.

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