Our Despana basket included several packages of chorizo. You’ve seen the little ones. Tonight, we had the fat ones, the size of bratwurst. I think all the different shapes and sizes probably taste the same, just made for different uses, all yummy.

Chorizo

I used these fatties in a rice and beans dish, used as a side to my fun taco-themed evening with my cousins.

rice with beans and chorizo

I thought it would be really fun to have make-your-own bite sized tacos. I used Tostitos Scoops, chopped some chillies, chopped Monterey and Colby Jack cheeses, made pico de gallo and taco meat.

Dinner table

I didn’t write the recipe for the taco meat but it was made with garlic, onions, ground beef, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, paprika, tomato paste, vegetable oil, and salt.
taco meat

The non-spicy pico de gallo was made with chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro. The fresh onions from the farmer’s market really made a difference. They were sweet and not as harsh.
pico de gallo

Here’s a mini taco I made for myself.
Bite-sized tacos

To make sure we got enough vegetables, I threw in a plate of zucchini, carrots, and onions.
Zucchini

It was really fun and bite-sized tacos are actually way less messy than the regular ones. You won’t miss the juice dripping down your arm or the shell cracking as everything falls out.
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