Easy Turkey Chorizo & Potato Tacos for Family Dinners











Discover the delicious blend of savory turkey chorizo with the hearty texture of potatoes, wrapped in a warm corn tortilla. Perfect for a gluten-free and dairy-free family dinner, ready in just 45 minutes!


Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

Start by peeling your potatoes; this will help them mash easier later on. Place them in a medium-sized pot filled with water, ensuring they're covered by at least 2 inches. This little trick helps the potatoes cook evenly. Sprinkle in a teaspoon of salt, cover your pot, and set it to boil over medium-high heat. You want your potatoes tender, which will take about 30 minutes. Once they're tender when poked with a fork, remove them from the water and let them cool just enough to handle.
Pro Tip: Cutting the potatoes into chunks can reduce cooking time.

Step 2: Mix Turkey with Spices

While those potatoes are cooking their hearts out, grab a medium bowl and start working on your turkey chorizo mix. Add your ground turkey to the bowl and season it with the salt you had left, pepper, paprika, minced garlic, adobo sauce, coriander, oregano, and cider vinegar. This mix is going to give your tacos that irresistible flavor punch. Don't be afraid to get a little messy here; mix thoroughly to ensure that every bit of turkey gets seasoned.
Pro Tip: Let the turkey marinate for 10 minutes for deeper flavors.

Step 3: Combine Potato and Turkey

Once those potatoes are cool enough, use a fork to mash them coarsely. You're not looking for mashed potatoes here but a texture that will blend well with the turkey. Add your mashed potatoes to the turkey mixture and stir until everything is well combined. This step is crucial for ensuring your tacos have that perfect mix of turkey and potato in every bite.
Pro Tip: Leaving some potato chunks will add texture to your tacos.

Step 4: Cook the Turkey-Potato Mixture

Now, heat up a 12-inch cast-iron or nonstick pan over medium heat. A good nonstick pan means you'll need less oil, making your tacos a bit healthier. Add a bit of oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan. Pour your turkey-potato mix in, spreading it thin to cover the pan's surface. Let it cook without stirring for about 5-6 minutes until a golden-brown crust forms. Then, carefully flip it in sections and cook for another 5 minutes. You're looking for a golden, crispy finish and, most importantly, making sure the turkey is fully cooked.
Pro Tip: A spatula will help flip the mixture without breaking it.

Step 5: Assemble the Tacos

The moment you've been waiting for: assembling those delicious tacos! Grab your corn tortillas and divide the turkey-potato mixture among them. Top them with your favorite taco toppings. I like using a simple cabbage slaw and some creamy guacamole for that fresh crunch and creaminess. You can add cilantro leaves, lime wedges, and a hit of hot sauce for that extra zing. Serving immediately will ensure you get the perfect blend of flavors and textures.
Pro Tip: Warm the tortillas before assembling for extra softness.