Potato Tacos with Green Chilies

Title: Potato Tacos with Green Chilies


For Potato Filling:

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

For Tacos:

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa or hot sauce (optional)
  • Lime wedges for serving


Prepare Potato Filling:

  1. Boil Potatoes:
    • In a pot of boiling water, cook the diced potatoes until fork-tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté Onion and Garlic:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add Potatoes and Spices:
    • Add the boiled potatoes to the skillet. Sprinkle ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper over the potatoes. Stir well to coat the potatoes with the spices.
  4. Incorporate Green Chilies:
    • Gently fold in the diced green chilies. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the flavors meld. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  5. Finish with Cilantro:
    • Stir in chopped cilantro and cook for an additional minute. Remove the potato filling from heat.

Assemble Tacos:

  1. Warm Tortillas:
    • Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave until warm and pliable.
  2. Fill Tacos:
    • Spoon the potato filling onto each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and a dollop of sour cream.
  3. Customize Toppings:
    • Customize your tacos with salsa or hot sauce if desired. Squeeze a lime wedge over the filling for added freshness.
  4. Serve:
    • Arrange the potato tacos on a serving platter. Serve immediately, and enjoy the delicious combination of flavors!

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 35 minutes
  • Intensity: Easy

Note: These Potato Tacos with Green Chilies are a tasty and vegetarian-friendly option. The combination of seasoned potatoes and the mild heat of green chilies creates a satisfying filling. Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking, and serve these tacos for a quick and delicious meal!

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