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Chorizo Con Papas is a true Mexican classic that’s full of bold flavors and very satisfying. By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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4.91 from 21 votes

Chorizo con Papas, or Mexican Chorizo with Potatoes

Chorizo con Papas (or Mexican Chorizo with Potatoes) is a true Mexican food classic. It's full of bold flavors and very satisfying. As a taco, a filling for gorditas, or in a sandwich, this recipe is absolutely delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 322kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces Mexican pork chorizo casings removed
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 pound potatoes cut into small (1/4-inch) diced, and boiled
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cilantro chopped (optional)


  • Heat oil to large skillet.
  • Add chorizo and break up the large clumps as it cooks. About 10 minutes.
  • Take chorizo out of the pan and place on a large paper towel to remove some of the grease.
  • Pour out any additional grease from the skillet, leaving about 1 tablespoon of grease.
  • Return skillet to the stove.
  • Add onion and potatoes.
  • Saute until brown. About 10 minutes.
  • Add chorizo to the pan.
  • Combine well.
  • Taste for salt and pepper.
  • Add chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with warm tortillas and enjoy!



  • For the vegetarians, try this recipe with soyrizo. It is made with the same spices as regular Mexican chorizo and has good flavor.
  • For the healthy eaters, try turkey or chicken chorizo. It is less fatty than pork chorizo or beef.
Warning: Stand back! Chorizo splitters and splatters when it is frying in the pan. 
You can use frozen potatoes, or peel, dice, and boil 1 potato for this recipe.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 4mg