beef & chorizo chili cheese tacos with chipotle mayo

beef & chorizo chili cheese tacos with chipotle mayo

‘Tis the season for tacos.

Okay, okay, tacos really don’t have a season, but if they did, I’m nominating summer as the clear winner. There’s something about warm weather, festivals, food trucks, beaches, sun dresses, flip-flops, and marg sipping on a patio that really sets the stage for taco consuming. I mean, you could eat a fish taco in the middle of winter, but it kind of looses it pizazz, don’t you think?

beef & chorizo chili cheese tacos with chipotle mayo

Tacos are made for the heat because I can demolish seventeen of them (maybe a slight exaggeration. maybe) and not feel like I am going to roll over like an armadillo and die of the meat sweats. See, a taco is this perfectly portioned vehicle that allows you to decide on your fullness speed. It quite possibly is the greatness food invention ever, besides the tater tot, naturally.

So, today, I thought I would share with you my most recent and current obsession taco recipe. Do you remember going to the state fair in the summer and they would have a zillion options for chili cheese covered items? Hot dogs, nachos, fries, etc. Well, I had a nostalgic craving last week and decided to add chili cheese to some tacos.

beef & chorizo chili cheese tacos with chipotle mayo

The verdedict? Mind blowing. The chorizo mixed with ground beef topped with chili, cheese, jalapenos, and the piece de resistance, Frito’s makes for a nostalgic explosion of modern proportions.

BUT! You can’t eat an epic chili cheese taco without washing it down with a little giggle juice. This may be the best deal in town, my friends. Chipotle Mexican Grill is kicking off summer and celebrating every Thursday in July from 4-8pm and will offer a two-for-one deal on Patron margarita! Epic, right?

So make these tacos, stop by Chipotle for a marg, and watch the armadillos walk on by.

***I was not compensated for this post. I am a Chipotle Ambassador and enjoy sharing opportunities and events that Chipotle is having around town. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own!***

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Beef & Chorizo Chili Cheese Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Ingredients:

for the tacos:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground chorizo
1 cup prepared chili
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 jalapeno, sliced into rounds
1 Serrano chile, sliced into rounds
Flour tortillas
Frito's, garnish
salt and pepper to taste

for the chipotle mayo:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chipotle adobo sauce

Directions:

for the tacos:
Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, beef, chorizo, salt and pepper. Saute beef and chorizo until cooked through; about seven minutes. Drain the liquid from the skillet and set aside. To assemble tacos, place some of the chorizo/beef mixture onto a flour tortilla. Top meat mixture with chili, cheese, fritos, jalapenos, and chile. Garnish with chipotle mayo on top. Repeat process until all meat mixture has been used.

for the chipotle mayo:
In a bowl, mix together ingredients. Set aside until ready to top tacos

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beef & chorizo chili cheese tacos with chipotle mayo