Chorizo Tacos with Cheesy Potatoes & Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

Chorizo Tacos

with Cheesy Potatoes & Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

45 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

These tacos highlight our tomatillo-poblano sauce, which we’re combining with sour cream to create a rich, zesty sauce for smoky chorizo and a duo of peppers and onion. It’s perfectly complemented by a hearty side of cheesy potato rounds.
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Chorizo Tacos with Cheesy Potatoes & Creamy Tomatillo Sauce
Title
  • 20 oz Pork Chorizo
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1¼ lbs Potatoes
  • 1 Red Or Yellow Onion
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 oz Pickled Peppadew Peppers
  • 4 oz Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ⅓ cup Tomatillo-Poblano Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Cut off and discard the stem of the bell pepper. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the peppadew peppers. In a bowl, combine the tomatillo sauce and sour cream; season with salt and pepper.

Make the cheesy potatoes
2 Make the cheesy potatoes

Place the potato rounds on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 20 to 22 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Evenly top with the monterey jack. Return to the oven and roast 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.

Cook & finish the vegetables
3 Cook & finish the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and sliced bell pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 7 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the chopped peppadew peppers. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the chorizo
4 Cook the chorizo

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chorizo. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Warm the tortillas & serve your dish
5 Warm the tortillas & serve your dish

If you prefer to use a microwave, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high 1 minute, or until heated through. If you prefer to use the oven, wrap the tortillas in foil and place directly onto an oven rack; warm 7 to 9 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a work surface and carefully unwrap. Assemble the tacos using the warmed tortillas, cooked chorizo, finished vegetables, and creamy tomatillo sauce. Serve the tacos with the cheesy potatoes on the side. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Cut off and discard the stem of the bell pepper. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the peppadew peppers. In a bowl, combine the tomatillo sauce and sour cream; season with salt and pepper.

2 Make the cheesy potatoes

Place the potato rounds on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and the spice blend; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 20 to 22 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven. Evenly top with the monterey jack. Return to the oven and roast 2 to 4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.

Make the cheesy potatoes
Cook & finish the vegetables
3 Cook & finish the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and sliced bell pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 7 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the chopped peppadew peppers. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

4 Cook the chorizo

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chorizo. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 7 to 9 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

Cook the chorizo
Warm the tortillas & serve your dish
5 Warm the tortillas & serve your dish

If you prefer to use a microwave, wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high 1 minute, or until heated through. If you prefer to use the oven, wrap the tortillas in foil and place directly onto an oven rack; warm 7 to 9 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to a work surface and carefully unwrap. Assemble the tacos using the warmed tortillas, cooked chorizo, finished vegetables, and creamy tomatillo sauce. Serve the tacos with the cheesy potatoes on the side. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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