I'm still recovering from the Christmas and New Year celebrations. I can't seem to catch up with the kid's school work or any of my work for that matter. We spent almost 3 weeks in Mexico with my family, and it was incredible, as always. The kids were spoiled rotten by their grandparents and so was I. Since I didn't have to cook, clean or do laundry while I was there, we spent many hours sitting around in our pijamas, sipping hot tea and chatting, while the kids ran amok like wild animals.
The hubby and I were even able to get away for a couple of days and go to Austin. It had been 6 years since we had been without the kids for more than a day! We kind of fell in love with Austin a little bit. It's a pretty cool town. Once we got back to California I was so sad. It hurts to be so far away from family, it's not right. I miss them terribly.
However, I did return with a renewed mission or purpose for this blog. My mother (the reason I started this blog) has continued to have health problems. This is motivating me to keep going and to keep creating delicious vegan Mexican recipes that my mom would like to eat, in the hope that maintaining a vegan (plant-based) diet can help improve her health. Just like my mom and I, there are many others who would like to continue eating the foods they love and grew up with without sacrificing their health or the lives of animals. I hope this blog and these recipes can help other Latino families make the transition to a vegan (plant-based) way of life.
The Recipe: Vegan Potato and Chorizo Tacos
This is where these potato and chorizo tacos come in. Potatoes and chorizo or chorizo con papas is traditionally a breakfast dish, but I see no reason why this couldn't be a good lunch or dinner option. You can use store-bought vegan chorizo or you could make the homemade version. Either way, as soon as you mix the chorizo with the potatoes you will understand why this is such a popular dish in Mexico. Serve the crispy bits of spicy chorizo mixed with the slightly golden potatoes on a warm tortilla and top with salsa. Make sure you have good tortillas though. My favorite tortillas right now are the Tortilla Land uncooked corn tortillas. It really is like eating your tortillas recién hechas (just made). Enjoy!
Potato and Chorizo Tacos
- 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil optional
- 1 cup Onion white, minced
- 3 cups Potato peeled, diced
- 1 cup Vegan chorizo, cooked (see note)
- 12 Corn tortillas
- 1 cup Your favorite salsa
- Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a large sauté pan at medium-low heat. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 10 min. It’s ok if they brown a little bit.
- While the onions are cooking, place your cut potatoes in a small saucepot with salted water. Bring the water up to a simmer at high heat. Lower heat to medium and let the potatoes cook for 5 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and add them to the pan with the onion. Turn heat up to medium-high. Cook potatoes and onions for 5 minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown. Add more oil if necessary.
- Add cooked chorizo to the pan and mix well. Cook for one more minute.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve with warm tortillas and the salsa of your choice.
I tried your chorizo recipe. It's delicious. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
So glad you liked it!
These were so delicious that we're whipping up our second batch in 3 days. The Chorizo did take some time to prepare as you already stated, but it is so worth it. We made a double batch and then froze it in 1/2 cup measures for future use. Next time I will seriously quadruple the recipe. We've had the Potatoe and Chorizo Tacos for every meal of the day. I cannot wait to make every recipe that you've shared, particularly the tamales. We were recently in Mexico and could not find a Vegan Tamale anywhere. I am so happy to have found your webpage.
I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Looks great. While the tortillas look delicious, one of the challenges I have with corn products is that 90% of the corn grown in the USA is GMO. GMO's are engineered to withstand high levels of chemical sprays so I want to avoid them at all costs. The only way I know for sure it's not GMO is to buy organic. Do you have an organic corn tortilla you like?
Hi Eric, la Tortilla Factory has a good line of organic corn tortillas. Here is a link to their site: http://www.latortillafactory.com/product/organic-non-gmo-tortillas-yellow-corn-2/
Hope this helps
I love how you’re able to make every recipe so that it bursts with Mexican flavors!
Thanks Mira! Glad you like the recipes.