Taco Time! Tequila Braised Chorizo Tacos with Salsa Verde


TACOS. Filling, delicious, reasonably healthy? (Ok, maybe not these ones specifically or most of the taco recipes that I stuff in my gizzard on the reg – but let’s continue to live in a world where a brisk bike ride makes it all ok, ok?) This simple taco recipe is a crowd pleaser and incorporates all the major food groups; cured meats, tequila and sour cream. Check.

You’ll need:

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk of celery finely diced
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50 grams of cured chorizo (1 stick) chopped
  • juice of half a lime
  • 2 oz tequila
  1. In a shallow saucepan sweat the onions and celery down over medium/low heat for 4-6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, salt and pepper bay leaf and chorizo and continue to stir until browned, another 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tequila, lime juice and 3 oz of water.
  4. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, checking every 7 minutes to stir and add water as necessary (or more tequila if you are feeling saucy).


For the salsa verde you’ll need:

  • 1 coarsely chopped jalapeño
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • 2 pinches of sea salt or kosher salt to taste
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.

For the accoutrement:

  • Salsa laced sour cream (1/2 cup of fresh salsa mixed with 1/2 cup of thick sour cream)
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

On a tortilla spread a layer of salsa laced sour cream, top with braised chorizo, lettuce, and a heavy dose of salsa verde.


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