Chorizo Beef and Corn Tacos

Looking to add to your favorite taco recipes? The search is over. This easy beef taco delivers big on the smoky spiced chorizo flavor and is layered with cheese, chopped lettuce, corn, onion and a scoop of guacamole all inside a crunchy taco shell.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chorizo Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count), heated as directed on package
  • 1 1/4 cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  3. Divide warm beef mixture among heated taco shells. Top with cheese, lettuce, corn, onion, guacamole and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • No guacamole? Top with chopped avocado.
  • Switch it up: Try using ground pork instead of ground beef in the tacos. Cook ground pork over medium-high heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; do not drain. Continue with recipe.


  • 1 Taco Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 120);  Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 6g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 45mg;  Sodium 430mg;  Potassium 220mg;  Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 12g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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