Before I say anything about this recipe, I would like to announce the end of my comfort food bender. As good as all of the pizza and mac ‘n’ cheese has been, I am cleaning up my act. That’s not to say it won’t happen again sometime in the next few months, but for now I am going to be eating (and blogging) a bit healthier. I will be baking a bit though. For my final post of my bender, I give you these spicy, cheesy and tasty tacos.
First, I combined chorizo and beef for the base of these tacos, which makes the filling a bit more exciting. Then I added some spice with the seasonings and poblano chiles. To top it off, I made a pepper jack cheese sauce to pour over the tacos. Top them off with some lettuce and green onion and there you have it- a unique taco that will have you coming back for seconds (and more cheese sauce!).
Chorizo, Poblano and Beef Soft Tacos with Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 3/4 cups grated pepper jack
- 1/2 lb chorizo
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 tbsp parsley
- 1/4 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 yellow onion (minced)
- 1/2 poblano chile (diced)
- 3 green onions (sliced)
- 3 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
- 12 soft taco tortillas
- To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Whisk the flour into the mixture, stirring constantly until it begins to turn golden (about 3 minutes).
- Add the milk into the mixture and continue to whisk until clumps have broken up and sauce begins to thicken (about 10 minutes).
- Add the next 7 ingredients, salt through the pepper jack cheese, to the sauce and continue to stir until all of the cheese is melted and the consistency is smooth. Turn to simmer, cover and keep warm for the tacos.
- In a large skillet, cook the chorizo and ground beef, making sure to break up any large clumps (about 5 minutes).
- Add the onion, seasonings and poblanos and continue to sauté until the onions are soft (about 5 minutes).
- Add the meat mixture to each taco, drizzle with cheese sauce, top with green onion and lettuce, then serve.