Chipotle Chorizo Tacos

Chipotle Chorizo Tacos

These Chipotle Chorizo Tacos are smoky, spicy and complex! The homemade sweet potato tortilla temper the spice with a little bit of sweetness and a mezcal lime slaw brightens the flavors and pulls the whole taco together!

Ingredients

  • Chipotle Chorizo Tacos:
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced (~1 cup)
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 teaspoons spice mix
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 chorizo sausages, uncooked, casings removed (~3/5 lb)
  • ½ cup water or chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Spice Mix for Tacos:
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Mezcal Salad:
  • 2 radish thinly sliced
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Mezcal (something good enough to drink!)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • Sweet Potato Tortillas:
  • 2 cups masa harina (250g)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup sweet potatoes, cooked (I used a microwave), passed through a ricer, still warm (125g)
  • 1 ¼ cups warm water
  • Also Pictured: Sour cream loosened with a little half and half or milk, and if you just haven’t had enough, you can zest a little lime zest in the sour cream! And guacamole, because tacos without guac are sad.
Read the whole recipe on American Heritage Cooking