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.

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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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