Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
36 Mins
Total Time
36 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burrito)

Chorizo and potato make a classic Mexican combination; be sure to use highly spiced, raw and crumbly Mexican chorizo—not the firm, cured Spanish kind. Waxy red potatoes work best here; they hold their shape well and retain some firmness even after they're cooked until tender. For the best browning and a bit of crunch, resist the urge to stir the potatoes often.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place the red potatoes in a saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Remove the pan from heat, and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain; pat potatoes dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Combine 1 cup tomato, 2 tablespoons onion, cilantro, and lime juice.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo; cook for 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add 1 cup onion and poblano to pan; cook 2 minutes or until onion is tender and chorizo is done, stirring frequently. Remove the chorizo mixture from pan. Add oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add potatoes; cook for 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat. Stir in chorizo mixture and salt.

Step 4

Heat the tortillas according to package directions. Divide the potato mixture evenly among tortillas, and top evenly with salsa and cheese. Roll up each burrito, jelly-roll fashion.

Step 5

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 burritos to pan, seam side down; cook 1 minute on each side or until browned.

Ratings & Reviews

portland's Review

January 24, 2015
good, but nothing special.

Tumbles's Review

September 02, 2014
When I saw Mexican chorizo as a listed ingredient, I knew I would be using soy chorizo. I was thrilled to see so many reviews that also used soy chorizo!! This was delicious! I have been using soy chorizo for years now and my family doesn't know the difference -- it is a fantastic product. I followed this recipe pretty much as written, although I used a bit more poblanos. I loved the addition of potatoes, it gave the burritos a really nice texture and balanced the heat of the peppers (my poblano was unusually hot). I might make quesadillas next time instead of the burritos. Great, great recipe. Will be doing these again soon! Just a note on the soy chorizo -- our grocery store carries it alongside all of the refrigerated vegan/vegetarian products, in the fresh produce section. It is soft and looks just like a cased sausage. Just squeeze it out of the casing and into the your pan. Good stuff!

TheresaG83402's Review

May 21, 2014

jbrough1984's Review

August 19, 2013
Pretty good. I added jalapeno to mine to increase the heat. will make this again.

creamcheese's Review

June 11, 2013
Made these with soy chorizo from Trader Joe's. Substituted jicama for potato, shredded mozzarella for queso. Made corn soft tacos instead of burritos. DELICIOUS! Thrilled my Muslim friends who don't eat pork.

Clobberella422's Review

May 08, 2013
Very good. I threw some scrambled eggs in there and it was delicious, and also bulked it up enough to let me make 6 burritos instead of 4. In the future, I will probably just roast the potatoes in the oven while everything else is cooking to speed things up.

saracat's Review

March 07, 2013
Although I am not a vegetarian I used soy chorizo, and even my skeptical husband was thrilled with the result. I will definitely make this again.

Valann's Review

January 13, 2013
This meal is wonderful! The potatoes add an unexpected texture and flavor that is difficult to describe. They make the recipe really special and unique. Also, I added quite a bit more peppers, as I had an abundance from the garden. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Also would be great for breakfast!

ilovemyderricks's Review

August 29, 2012

kellykos's Review

July 18, 2012
Loved the flavor combination. I actually used my panini press for step 5