Ready in under 30 minutes, these addictive, spicy breakfast tacos are perfect for a weekend brunch or anytime you want to impress your guests, vegan or meat-eaters alike.
If you like these papas con chorizo tacos, try making papas a la Mexicana breakfast tacos, too!
🧄 Ingredient notes
For these vegan chorizo potato breakfast tacos, you'll need:
- large onion
- Trader Joe's soy chorizo
- cooked potatoes
- for toppings: pico de gallo, vegan sour cream and avocado
I've tried a few vegan soy chorizo brands, but Trader Joe's is my favorite. It's crazy good and very hard to tell that it's vegan.
Think of it like a less greasy Mexican chorizo that still hits all those spicy, full-flavored notes of the real stuff.
Mexican chorizo is crumbly, not slice-able like Spanish chorizo.
You'll need to have 5 medium cooked potatoes for this recipe.
If you want instructions for how to bake potatoes in the oven, microwave or Instant Pot, check out my Vegan Broccoli Cheese Baked Potato recipe instructions.
If you wanna keep it simple, just the onion, chorizo and potato is amazing.
Since your potatoes are already cooked, this breakfast taco recipe comes together in under 30 minutes.
First, we'll cook the onions over medium high in a wide skillet. Add the chorizo to the onions, break it apart and cook until it's getting brown.
Then, add in your cooked, cubed potato and cook until everything is heated through.
My preferred method of warming corn tortillas is directly on my gas stove.
Turn a burner on low, then add a tortilla to the burner using tongs.
Warm the tortilla over the fire for 20-30 seconds, until it's getting little light brown spots. Then, flip and cook another 20 seconds on the other side.
A little char adds a yummy flavor and the tortillas seem to hold together better when warmed this way.
Alternatively, you could warm your tortillas in the microwave.
- Vegan Chorizo Tofu Scramble Breakfast Tacos - substitute potatoes for crumbled firm tofu seasoned with homemade eggy tofu scramble seasoning with black salt.
- Vegan Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos - substitute potatoes for Roasted Cubed Sweet Potatoes.
- Vegan Chorizo Potato Breakfast Burritos - roll fillings in a warmed burrito tortilla.
How do I store leftovers of chorizo potato tacos?
So, store the chorizo potato mixture in a covered container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Store prepared tortillas in a ziplock bag.
To re-heat, place tortilla on plate, add chorizo potato mixture and heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds. Then, add toppings and enjoy!
Can breakfast tacos be made ahead?
Yes! You can prepare the vegan chorizo potato mixture the night before and reheat in the morning. You can also prepare the vegan sour cream up to 3 days before.
I would recommend preparing the pico de gallo, warming/cooking the tortillas and slicing the avocado fresh, the day you plan to serve it.
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- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and allow to cook until translucent and starting to brown. If they stick, add a tablespoon or two of water.1 large onion
- Remove soy chorizo from plastic casing (throw away the casing) and add the chorizo to the pan with the onions. Stir together and break up the chorizo into crumbles in the pan. Continue to cook over medium-high heat about 3 minutes, until the chorizo is starting to brown.12 ounces soy chorizo
- Add diced pre-cooked or steamed potato and mix thoroughly. Cook until potatoes are heated through. Taste and then season with salt and pepper, if needed.2 pounds potatoes
- Warm corn tortillas either in the microwave or my preferred method if you have a gas stove: warm them directly on your stove burner. Turn burner on low. Using tongs, add tortilla to burner and cook for 20-30 seconds, then flip with tongs. Cook other side for another 20 seconds.18 corn tortillas
- Keep tortillas warm inside a clean kitchen towel (place one end of kitchen towel on plate, put tortilla on top, then fold other end of towel over the tortilla).
- Assemble your tacos with chorizo potatoes, avocado, pico de gallo, vegan sour cream and lime juice.1 cup pico de gallo, 1 avocado, ½ cup vegan sour cream, lime wedges
- Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo: The best vegan chorizo I've had is from Trader Joe's. But, there are other brands out there you can try also.
- Yukon Gold Potatoes: sub with cooked russet potatoes
- Corn tortillas: sub with any tortilla you like
- Pico de Gallo: sub with salsa or fresh cilantro and minced onion
- Vegan Sour Cream: sub with guacamole, crema or omit altogether
- For added flavor, try seasoning potatoes with seasoned salt and smoked paprika