View Full Version : Tacos, everyone loves tacos

08-07-2016, 06:58 PM
Tortilla throwdown going on and I was in the mood for tacos! Started off by making some home made chorizo. Found the recipe online.
1 lb ground pork
3 habaneros
6 garlic cloves
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp salt
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Mix all the spices, garlic and peppers in a food processor until a paste is formed.
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Then mix it into the pork and let sit overnight
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Today I got a pan good and hot and cooked it for awhile until it got nice and crunchy. Once crunchy I put a chipotle pepper and some sauce in and mixed it up good with a some vinegar. This turned out very good. I only used 3 peppers and I wish I would of only used 1. It was pretty hot and I'm not a fan of the taste of habanero.
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While that was cooking I diced some sweet potatoes up and seasoned with oil and some season salt.
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Roasted them at 400 for about 30mins
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Next I made a chipotle mayo to go with
1/3 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1 chipotle pepper and some Adobe sauce
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This sauce is good. Can't wait to put it on some burgers.
Finally I had all the ingredients ready.
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And it was time to assemble.
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Boy did these hit the spot! The sweet potatoes were fantastic on it. Also added cilantro, avacado, onion and some cheese. Only thing I would change next time is less pepper. They were ripping I think I drank 6 beers alone to get down the 3 tacos

08-07-2016, 06:59 PM

08-07-2016, 07:00 PM
I'll take two!

08-07-2016, 07:03 PM
My oh my that looks good. How was the heat on the chorizo?

08-07-2016, 07:15 PM
Winner winner YUMBO taco dinner!

08-07-2016, 07:18 PM
My oh my that looks good. How was the heat on the chorizo?

To me it felt like a 9... I'd say to people who can tolerate hear it was maybe a 7. Like I mentioned I really don't like the flavor of habaneros. I also put them in whole seeds and all. Next time only 1 pepper maybe even none and just use more chipotle in the sauce to give it kick

08-07-2016, 07:19 PM
They look awesome! When I read you put 3 habenero peppers in 1 lb. of meat, I was thinking...you are a true pepper belly. I bet they were smoking hot good. The sauce sounds excellent and good to balance and cool off the habs.

08-07-2016, 07:21 PM
Yessir, nice tacos

08-07-2016, 07:23 PM

08-07-2016, 07:28 PM
Really good looking tacos Matt!

Hillbilly BBQ
08-07-2016, 07:30 PM
Very nice, I like it!!

08-07-2016, 07:43 PM
Makes me want to freeze the filets and make tacos instead!

08-07-2016, 07:48 PM
great cook.....

08-07-2016, 08:05 PM
Three please. Thank You!!

Yan can Cook
08-07-2016, 10:07 PM
3 habaneros?! Insane. LOL. Those look like some killer tacos though.

08-07-2016, 10:18 PM
Looks great, Matt!

08-08-2016, 06:15 AM
Thanks everyone! They were def a hit. The wife just used minimal meat and more toppings... Wonder why ?? :mrgreen: