Chorizo, Mushroom & Potato Tacos



YOU GUYS! These tacos? They are so, so good. Like, I-want-to-be-one-of-those-families-who-has-a-Taco-Tuesday-and-have-these-be-our-weekly-tacos good.

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked in Mexican Everyday for ages, and I’m so angry it took me so long to make them. I have been missing out for way, way too long. These are easily some of the best tacos I’ve ever eaten, and I have eaten a lot of tacos.

Plus? They really couldn’t be any easier. You just cook some chorizo (really, you could just stop right there and these would be great since anything that starts with chorizo is delicious), add some mushrooms and grated potato (I know, kinda weird, right?) and you’re done. Somehow, with those few ingredients and minimal cooking time, something wonderful happens. Zachary actually asked if these were hash browns and admittedly, they are pretty similar (assuming you eat super tasty hash browns), so if you don’t want to eat them as tacos, you could always serve them with an egg and be done. Or, I don’t know, just spoon directly from the pan into  your mouth.


Chorizo, Mushroom & Potato Tacos

  • I think it’s been 3 years since I first made these tacos, and they are still in the top 3 of my favorite meals. We actually just had them last week as a matter of fact! 🙂 …. and now I want to make them tonight…

    • elly

      Yeah, working on the blog post made me want to have them again. I think they’ll have to reappear next week… 🙂

  • Those are some tasty sounding tacos!

  • These sound fantastic! And easy, so it should be perfect when I have all of 2 seconds to cook dinner here in a few weeks!

    • Made this last night and we really enjoyed it! I used regular button mushrooms and a sweet potato and even with the substitutions it turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

  • You definitely could have stopped with the chorizo. That’s where you sold me!

  • Okay, I need these tacos. They sound perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  • Yes I would be happy doing some spooning of these directly into my mouth!

  • These look glorious! We eat tacos pretty often at our house, so it’s nice to find new filling ideas to try.

  • Oh wow. I need these in my life.

  • vlora

    elly, the mexican chourizo i got is two links, not something i can crumble. do i just slice it? thanks

    • elly

      Vlora, is it raw under the casing? Can you remove the casing? If not I think you may have gotten dried/cured chorizo. It won’t really be the same but it could probably still be used, just diced. You will probably need a little extra oil and since it’s already cooked, you don’t need to cook it, just brown it a little.

      • vlora

        thanks elly, yes it’s dried (like sausage), i could probably use ground turkey or something but nonetheless i am making with the churizo i got. i will let you know how it turns out. thank you for the easy, what sounds like, yum recipe.

  • Tacos have to be one of my favourite meals and this recipe, with the delicious Shiitake mushrooms, will be a hit in my home! Thanks for sharing!!


  • I love these tacos, too! One of our top favorite taco night meals, your picture looks AMAZING!!

  • Meg

    Hi Elly! I made this last night and it was so good! Mine turned out VERY greasy, though. Did you drain the fat off the chorizo before adding in the mushrooms? Everything ended up bright orange.

    • elly

      Hi Meg. It really depends on the chorizo. Most of the time I’m okay without draining, but sometimes I do spoon a bunch out. If there seems to be a ton of grease, I would just pour some off. As long as you still have enough to flavor and cook the mushrooms/potatoes, you’re good!