Spicy Potato Soft Tacos with beef or chorizo

Charred flour tortilla topped with crispy potatoes, red onion, cilantro, cheese, and chipotle sauce drizzle, lime wedges to the side.

Potato tacos are a common Mexican street food, and they're often served with chorizo. If you can't find Mexican chorizo, you can substitute ground beef, or leave the meat out for a tasty vegetarian option. Either way, these spicy potato soft tacos are the perfect easy weeknight meal!


  • 6 oz. ground beef or Mexican chorizo (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 ½ lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾” cubes
  • 1 package small flour tortillas
  • Queso fresco, fresh cilantro, red onion, and/or chipotle sauce for garnish (recipe below)

Chipotle Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ small can chipotle in adobo sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (i.e. Cholula)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. If using chorizo or ground beef, add it to a large nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat until browned. Remove the ground meat from the skillet and set aside.


For the chipotle sauce, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If you have questions about the chipotle sauce, see the full recipe post here.

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