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Chorizo Smash Tacos

Chorizo Smash Tacos for a fun, Taco Tuesday dinner that can be enjoyed any night of the week.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2 lbs Ground Pork
  • ½ tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tbsp Ancho Chile Powder
  • ½ tbsp Dried Mexican Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • cup White Vinegar
  • Kosher Salt to taste


  • 3-4 Large Avocados
  • ¼ cup Diced Red Onions
  • cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 3 medium Limes juiced
  • Kosher Salt as needed


  • Small Tortillas
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • Favorite Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cotija Cheese


  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the chorizo and set to the side. Next, mix together all the ingredients for the guacamole and set to the side.
  • Preheat your grill to medium high heat (about 350F) for direct cooking. Add a cast iron skillet to the grill 2 minutes before cooking.
  • Add about 2 oz of the ground chorizo to the skillet and top with a tortilla. Smash the tortilla into the ground chorizo (get them as flatten as possible!) so that it lays flat and cook for 4-5 minutes until the chorizo is done. Flip the tortilla over and cook for 30 more seconds on the opposite side, then pull off and keep warm. Repeat this for the rest of your chorizo smash tacos.
  • To serve, add the guacamole, pickled red onions, favorite salsa, sour cream, cotija cheese and chopped cilantro. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 859kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 1484mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1021IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4mg