Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot more fun! Chock full of chorizo, black bean and corn salsa, cilantro-lima crema, and queso fresco these chorizo tacos are a flavor explosion in your mouth!
Ahhh tacos. Who doesn’t love a good taco? Tacos are kind of having a “thing” right now, which I’m totally on board with.
Today’s recipe has been a long time coming as it’s my favorite taco…ever. I can’t take credit for it, though. I’ve been enjoying these tacos at one of my favorite restaurants for quite a while now. For a while I was chowing down on them at least once (ok, more like twice) a week. Sadly I’m about an hour away from that restaurant now.
No need to worry, though! I can make these fabulous chorizo tacos at home! That means I’m not limited to how many I eat or when I eat them. I can eat ’em for breakfast if I want! Not that I would know anything about that…
Let’s talk about chorizo. I love chorizo, but it can be kind of hard to find good Mexican chorizo. At least around here. Solution? I made my own.
Now, you definitely don’t have to make your own chorizo. If you can find the good stuff, by all means buy it. Just remember you want the Mexican (not Spanish) variety. Mexican chorizo is a fresh sausage that has to be cooked before use and Spanish chorizo is a dried and cured sausage.
I do highly recommend making your own as it’s really quite easy. Plus, you know exactly what’s going into it and you can stock up your freezer! That means chorizo tacos are always in reach. ?
I used this recipe and wouldn’t change a thing about it – it’s perfect! I’ve made it twice already, the first time just a single batch to try it. We finished it off within a week. ? So, over the weekend we made a double batch and filled up the freezer!
All of the components for these chorizo tacos are very simple to put together. The black bean and corn salsa is a mix of canned black beans, sweet corn (fresh or frozen works), red onion, lime juice, honey, and cilantro. The cilantro-lime crema is my own little addition to these tacos – the original have a tomato-avocado crema, but my avocado was bad. I ended up improvising and went with a simple lime and cilantro concoction. So tasty!
Shredded lettuce and queso fresco are also must-have additions. I have been obsessed with queso fresco lately. If you’ve never had it, it’s a mild-flavored crumbly cheese that is just perfect for topping all sorts of Mexican dishes. Especially these tacos!
By the way, how was your weekend? I was so excited about chorizo tacos that I forgot to ask! I had a fantastic weekend and am pretty sad it’s over, but next weekend will be just as fun. Why you ask? My amazing bridesmaids and friends are coming to visit me and have a little bachelorette shindig!
In case you were wondering, these tacos are going make an appearance. I’m doing a taco bar! How awesome does that sound? We are also going to a paint/wine studio, so it’s going to be a fun-filled weekend!
If you love tacos you NEED to try these. Even if you don’t love tacos you should try these. If you don’t love tacos we really can’t be friends, so why are you even here? Just kidding!! This is a no judgement zone. But seriously, I think these chorizo tacos would be really hard not to love.
Enough of my rambling. Enjoy your week and go eat some tacos! ?
- ¾ Cup Canned Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- ¾ Cup Sweet Corn
- ¼ Cup Red Onion, very finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Cilantro, finely chopped
- Salt & Pepper
- ¼ Cup Sour Cream
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, very finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
- Salt & Pepper
- Water, for thinning
- 1lb. Mexican Chorizo, cooked
- 8 Corn Tortillas
- Shredded Lettuce
- Queso Fresco, crumbled
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss well. Cover and refrigerate if not using within an hour. Otherwise, allow the salsa to sit at room temperature while you prepare the rest of the tacos.
- Whisk together the sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and add a little water to thin the consistency so that it can easily be drizzled.
- Warm the corn tortillas one by one in a hot pan or over an open flame on a gas stove.
- Build your taco – start with shredded lettuce, then top with the black bean and corn salsa, chorizo, queso fresco, and then drizzle with the crema. Enjoy!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Ok now I’m craving tacos for breakfast! But that’s not a bad thing, right? These look amazing, Keri! I just recently started adding chorizo into about everything, as I love it. These tacos have my name written all over them. So perfect for Taco Tuesday!
Not a bad thing at all, Gayle! Thank you for the kinds words 🙂 I’m obsessed with chorizo lately and am adding to anything and everything!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
I love me some tacos! Tacos with chorizo sounds so incredible! These need to happen for dinner!!
Thanks Jen! Do let me know if you try them 🙂
I’m all for the taco movement! I eat tacos several times a week, but I’ve never had a chorizo taco. Sounds delish! And I would totally eat them for breakfast too 😉
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Chorizo is my newest obsession! I’m always looking for ways to use it now. Perhaps I should do breakfast specific tacos! 😉
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I’ve never had a chorizo taco before! What a fantastic idea! I love all the flavors in here. Have fun with your bridesmaids shindig!
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Thank you Rachelle! 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Holy moly, taco heaven, Keri!! I can see why these are your favorite! Thank you so much for re-creating these at home, dear! These look absolutely perfect and I can already tell these tacos are going to happen in my house on repeat! Total drool fest happening over here. Pinned! Cheers, girlie!
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Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
This is making me drool, Keri ?. Chorizo has THE MOST AMAZING flavor ever – such a good idea to use them in tacos! Pinned :).
Thanks Annie! Chorizo really is the best!
How did you make your chorizo
Hi Bo! The recipe that I use is linked in the post.
Melissa | Bits of Umami says
CHORIZO TACOS!? Yes. Yes. Yes. Not sure if I’m more excited for the tacos or more excited for the cilantro-lime crema. Loving this!
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Thanks Melissa! I could never choose my favorite part – I love it all!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
Made these for dinner tonight. INCREDIBLE!
Wendy Klik says
Oh Snap, now I want Mexican in the worst way!!! These have me drooling all over myself. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate with 8.
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Made these tonight… Cleaning the kitchen while my husband gets our 5 yr old ready for bed… before shutting down my tablet I just had to write a comment (which I hardly ever take the time to do). I knew by the list of ingredients that I would like these tacos. We LOVED them!!!! All of us… Ingredient list is fairly simple and yet the flavor is eyes-roll-back-in-your-head good. Make you kind of do a little jig in your seat while you take the next bite. I only made some small, personal preference changes like adding a subtle 1/4 tsp cumin to the crema (because I just can’t help my love of cumin), and I used cotija cheese instead of queso fresco (because again, I have a love affair with the salty sharp flavor that is cotija), and because I recently made a few recipes with “grilled” corn, I decided to keep the corn raw and fresh this time just to switch things up. Anywho, thank you for this recipe and I will be back for more! ~Take care
Sorry I forgot this recipe didn’t call for grilled corn…it was another recipe I had looked at earlier tonight. So I guess I didn’t change anything there- keeping it raw. Ha, anyway, tacos are my “thing” cuz I love to eat them and tacos are kind of your “thing” because this is an awesome recipe!! It’s pinned and WILL be made again. 😉
Thank you so much for sharing, Kristin! I’m so glad you and your family enjoy them. The cumin sounds like a perfect addition and the cotija cheese is also delicious! I alternate between that and the quest fresco because I love both 🙂 I truly appreciate your kind words!
Christal Charette says
Everything sounds delist,I’m going to try this tonight. What else would you suggest if I can’t find queso fresco, I live in a small town also what was the recipe for the tomato advacado crema
Just made the chorizo tacos with the salsa and the cilantro lime crema. It was delicious. It was hot chorizo, great salsa and to cool it off the cilantro crema. Great recipe and one we will keep on our Taco Tuesdays.
Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed, Linda ?
I use Trader Joe’s soy chorizo. It’s a great vegetarian option.
Christina G. says
I have made these before, I was wanting to add new recipes to our lives & really change things up with a good variety of stuff & they were great. Im making them again tonight. They really add a good mix to our taco recipes especially, it doesnt feel like were eating the semi-same tacos all the time, easy recipe but seems like a fancy flavorful taco from a good restaurant. Makes you feel like your putting out an impressive little dinner for your family!
I love this recipe! I don’t care for cilantro but will eat it in this recipe. This is my 18 year old granddaughters favorite taco recipe too.