Chori-tacos

These are the BEST tacos.  You may not believe me because of the pineapple, but that is the key to what makes these amazing.  I would have never thought to add pineapple to tacos but it was my husband’s idea, to replicate tacos al pastor, a popular taco you can find all over in Mexico City, made from slow-cooked pork and pineapple.  Instead of pork we use Field Roast brand Mexican chipotle-flavored vegan sausages.  They sell these at Whole Foods and other health food stores.  They not only taste amazing, but they are also made from ingredients you can pronounce and without questionable “fake meat” stuff these types of products often have.

It is a happy household the nights I make these tacos…for my husband and me, that is. They’re not really baby-friendly, and my 2 1/2-year-old is not yet a fan, but my husband and I don’t mind because that way there is more for us!

RECIPE:

  • Corn tortillas (I like Trader Joe’s brand, which has two or three ingredients and nothing weird)
  • 1/2 pineapple, chopped
  • 4 Field Roast Mexican chipotle flavored vegan sausages, crumbled
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salsa, such as Chamel’s Salsa
  • Limes, cut in quarters

Cook the crumbled sausage over medium heat in a heavy cast iron or non-stick skillet for 5-10 minutes, until well heated and semi-charred.  I don’t add any oil, but you can add a tablespoon if you like.  Set aside in a bowl.

Heat the tortillas in the same skillet, or if you have the energy, in a separate one (I use the same one, I just quickly wipe it with a paper towel first).  Each tortilla takes about a minute or two, you can do them a couple at a time, just make sure to heat them until they are soft and flexible, flipping them occiasionally.  Wrap heated tortillas in a kitchen towel to retain the heat.

Assemble in this order (according to my husband, who is very particular about the construction of tacos, which I seem to always get wrong…he also thinks I gringo-ify them by adding way too much of each ingredient, like a burrito, but I think they taste better that way): Chorizo, onion, cilantro, pineapple, salsa, lime.

Buen provecho!

 

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