If you are looking for something epic to cook, then these Epic Chorizo Tacos are it.
They are slammed with tons of flavor like normal tacos grilled over hot fire and topped with fresh ingredients like homemade guacamole, fresh pineapples and more. That being said, there are some super simple tips that will help your make these tacos even better below:
Tip #1: Fresh Guacamole
One of the biggest keys to this delicious Epic Chorizo Taco is not the chorizo but actually the fresh guacamole.
I highly recommend making the guacamole only a couple minutes before you go outside to cook the chorizo. The fresher it is the creamier the avocado will be.
It also helps when you have some super ripe avocados. Try selecting the avocados by gently squeezing the outside layer of skin between your hands. If the avocado is soft to touch, but a little firmer towards the middle, then you have found the right ones.
Try to avoid overly soft avocados too as they will not have the bright green color that you are looking for in these Epic Chorizo Tacos.
Tip #2: Freshly Grated Cheese
For those that love caramelized cheese, then these Epic Chorizo Tacos are right up your alley.
When you add the cheese directly to the skillet/plancha over some hot Cowboy Charcoal, then you end up caramelizing the bottom while still being able to pull it up off the skillet.
This, however, will not happen easily with pre-grated cheese. Most pre-grated cheeses add powders into the cheese so that it does not clump or melt in the bag. This is not what we want on our cheese.
Make sure to grate the cheese yourself as it will help get a ton of flavor and caramelization on these Epic Chorizo Tacos.
Tip #3: Lots of Lime Juice on these Chorizo Tacos
When in doubt, these Epic Chorizo Tacos can use more lime juice.
Lime juice is what gives a citrus bite to the taco that easily cuts through the fattiness of the cheese and meat. It will help elevate the flavor profile out of the normal palate so that you can taste more of the citrus, cilantro and spices.
So just make sure to buy some extra limes as you will use them!
Let’s Eat these Epic Chorizo Tacos
We are making some Epic Chorizo Tacos right over the fire in our backyard. You can easily make this at home, on the road or anywhere. In a world of feeling distant, these tacos remind us there is hope & delicious food waiting in the future. Cheers!
Want something epic? These Epic Chorizo Tacos are the ticket for some backyard deliciousness.
- 1 lb of Ground Chorizo
- 2 cups of Freshly Grated Pepperjack Cheese
- 8 Corn Tortillas
- 2 Limes sliced into wedges
- ¼ cup of Pineapples finely diced
- ¼ cup of Cilantro finely chopped
- ¼ cup of Red Onion finely diced
- Favorite Salsa for garnish
- 3 Ripe Avocados
- 2 tbsp of Cilantro finely chopped
- 2 tbsp of Red Onion finely chopped
- 2 tsp of Sea Salt
- 2 Limes juiced
Preheat your fire to a medium-high temperature of 375F. Add your skillet or plancha 2 minutes before cooking to heat up.
Add your ground chorizo to the flat top and cook for about 8 minutes until it is fully cooked. Chop it up into smaller bites in order for it to caramelize. Once done, pull it off and set aside.
Add a dash of frying oil to the skillet or plancha so that it is non-stick. Add a handful of freshly grated cheese to the skillet the same size as your tortillas. Place a tortilla over the top of the cheese. As it browns, carefully flip the cheesy tortilla over with the caramelized cheese on it. Top the cheese with a little more cheese for good measure. Add to the taco the cooked chorizo, cilantro, red onion and pineapple. Cook for about 1 minute, then pull off.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the guacamole. Set aside.
Top the taco with the fresh guacamole, salsa and lime juice. Eat and enjoy!