Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes!

Instant Pot lovers….plug that thing in! This Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes is going to be your new favorite meat and potatoes dish. Served alone, with eggs or avocados this meal is quick Paleo/Whole30 comfort food, OR fold into warm corn tortillas for a spicy version of Tacos de Papas. Mouthwatering!
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Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you may wish to remedy that stat! The Instant Pot is a time saving machine, as well as a pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker and slow cooker. And thanks to my friends Emily and Rudy from the blog Recipes to Nourish, you can now cook authentic Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

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Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot contains 80 real food recipes your family will love. The book is available January 15th but you can order now and lock down the low pre-order price! And just look at all these gorgeous recipes: shredded beef barbacoa, carnitas, chili verde, soups, beans, mole, hot chocolate and more!

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Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Co-author of Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot Rudy Vidaurri, grew up eating this dish with eggs and tortillas for breakfast, I would this meal anytime! Warm, nourishing, filling and budget friendly, it’s a win all the way around.

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Let’s Talk Chorizo and Keeping this Meal Paleo/Whole30:

Chorizo is simply a chopped pork sausage that is highly seasoned, in this case with Mexican herbs and spices. If you live Paleo or Whole30 lifestyle there are sugar free options for chorizo! Pederson’s Natural Farms makes a delicious sugar free version available at many markets.

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Need More Instant Pot Recipes?

Try our Pulled BBQ Chicken or this tender Basque Chicken!

The Recipe: Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes!

Tips and what you need: an Instant Pot and a good knife. Learn how to handle a hot chili pepper here!

5 from 18 votes
Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes (Chorizo con Papas)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
43 mins
 

This amazing potato dish is fabulous served alone or wrapped in warm tortillas. Top with eggs, avocado, or salsa.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: Paleo, potatoes, tacos de papa, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Emily and Rudy Viduarri
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, avocado oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound Mexican Chorizo (casing free or removed from casings)
  • 3 red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
Additional ingredients if desired:
  • eggs, avocados, corn tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Add the healthy fat of your choice to the Instant Pot and press "sauté". When the fat has melted, add onions, sautéing for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and chorizo and sauté for four minutes, stirring occasionally. Press "keep warm/cancel" button. Add potatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, salt, oregano and broth, then stir

  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure steam release valve is sealed. Press 'manual' button and set for 9 minutes

  3. When Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "warm/cancel". Using an oven mitt carefully "quick release"/ open steam release valve. When steam stops venting and the silver dial drops, carefully open Instant Pot lid.

  4. Serve immediately with your choice of eggs, avocados, tortillas or optional toppings listed above

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Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice-Paleo/Whole30

 

Last week I showed you How To Make Sweet Potato Rice. So it stands to reason that this week I would show you just one of many things you can do with it. So many ideas are popping into my head, but I am starting with this one: Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice- Paleo/Whole30!
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Oh Goodness Gracious…

My love of Mexican food knows no bounds, so my first thought after coming up with sweet potato rice was “how am I going to Mexican this baby up?!” I’ll tell you how, onions, bell peppers, jalapeño chilis, and tender pulled pork that’s how!

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Instant Pot or Crock Pot, It’s All More Than Good…

You can make this pulled pork in the Instant Pot or Crock Pot. It will be tender and juicy and perfect for topping this spicy sweet potato rice. Of course, I added some greens: chopped romaine and avocado and then garnished with some pickled cabbage. But pico de gallo is a great choice too!

Paleo and Whole 30!

I know many of you watch your grain intake. After reading Grain Brain I certainly do! This is a great way to get those complex carbs without the grains. And of course it has protein and healthy fats.

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The Recipe: Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice- Paleo/Whole30

Tips and what you need: learn to make sweet potato rice here. You will need an Instant Pot or Crock Pot. If you need a tutorial on working with hot pepper click here.

5 from 13 votes
Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice- Paleo/Whole30
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

A delicious grain free, dairy free way to enjoy Mexican food! You can make this meal in the Instant Pot or Crock Pot, cooking time will vary.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, Instant Pot, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Pulled Pork:
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 ~ 4 pound pork shoulder also known as pork butt, bone in or out
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth 
Mexican Sweet Potato Rice:
  • Olive oil butter or ghee
  • 6 cups 'Riced' Sweet Potatoes see link in blog post above for instructions
  • 1 small red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 1   jalapeño pepper minced (use as little or as much as you want (I use 2 teaspoons)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Toppings:
  • 4 cups chopped romaine
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • Pico de gallo, purple cabbage...whatever floats your boat
Instructions
The Pork:
  1. Combine all spices and mix well.
  2. Place onions and broth in crock pot or instant pot.
  3. Rub pork on all sides with spices.
  4. Add pork to crock pot or instant pot.
  5. For Crock Pot: Set crock pot on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours. I prefer low for 10, it turns out a bit more tender. When done, remove meat from pot and set on cutting board, discard all but 1/2 cup liquid and onions. Use two forks to shred, discarding fat along the way. Add pork back to crock pot with remaining liquid and onions
  6. If needed, season with more of any of the spices you rubbed on the pork and mix, but remember, the sweet potato rice is somewhat spicy:)
  7. If you want those browned crispy edges, sear in a hot pan for a few minutes!
  8. For Instant Pot: Close lid and make sure release valve is sealed.
  9. Press 'meat' option and set to 60 minutes. When meat is done, carefully release valve with oven mitt or spoon to release pressure.
  10. Remove meat from pot and set on cutting board, discard all but 1/2 cup liquid and onions. Use two forks to shred pork, discarding fat along the way. Add back to Instant Pot
  11. If needed season with more of any of the spices you rubbed on the pork, but remember, the sweet potato rice is somewhat spicy:)
  12. If you want those browned crispy edges, sear in the Instant Pot using the saute feature for a few minutes!
The Sweet Potato Rice:
  1. Prep all ingredients. If you need to see how to work with a hot pepper see link in blog post above.
  2. Place large pan on high heat for two minutes, When pan is very hot add olive oil, butter or ghee
  3. Add onions and bell pepper to pan and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally (lower heat to medium if necessary
  4. Add sweet potato rice and jalapeño. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 more minutes
  5. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste
  6. Plate 'rice', top with lettuce and avocado, then pork. Add pico de gallo or purple cabbage. Enjoy!

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Butternut Squash Tostadas with Chunky Guacamole

I know it’s almost Easter, but my mind is on another holiday. A holiday that has nothing to do with me or my heritage but one I love to celebrate nonetheless. And by ‘celebrate’, I mean eat. Si, yo hablo about Cinco de Mayo! I am getting my Mexican recipes ready to roll, starting with these vegetarian Butternut Squash Tostadas with Chunky Guacamole!
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Butternut Squash Tostadas with Chunky Guacamole

The Filling:

Roasted butternut squash is the star of this show. Drizzled in a combination of extra virgin olive oil and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce this meal has just the right amount of kick, of course you can add more or less if desired. After roasting until the edges of the squash are crispy and brown I spoon the filling onto fried tortillas, sprinkle with Cotija cheese, Pico de Gallo, cilantro and arugula! You can make my Pico de Gallo or use store bought.

Butternut SquashTostadas with Chunky Guacamole

The Chucky Guacamole!

So easy to make because I leave the avocados chunky and simply add some Pico de Gallo, sea salt and lime. This guacamole is the perfect accompaniment for these flavorful tostadas!

Butternut SquashTostadas with Chunky Guacamole

So Colorful, Healthy and Fresh!

Meatless Monday never looked or tasted so good and this meal is easy on the budget too.

Butternut SquashTostadas with Chunky Guacamole

How to Work with Butternut Squash

You can usually find pre-cut butternut squash at the grocery store. As long as it’s fresh that is great, though you will probably have to cut the cubes even smaller because store bought is usually cut too big for this recipe. If you want to cut your own, here are some tips: Butternut Squash can be a trick to work with unless you have the right tools. A ‘Y’ peeler makes peeling a snap and a good sharp knife is a must! (I use a Wusthof 8″ chef’s knife)

Butternut SquashTostadas with Guacamole

The Recipe: Butternut Squash Tostadas with Chunky Guacamole

Tips and what you will need: as mentioned, if cutting your own squash you will need a ‘Y’ peeler and a good sharp knife is a must! (I use a Wusthof 8″ chef’s knife). Unbleached parchment is my favorite for roasting vegetables and you will need a rimmed cookie sheet. You can find chilis in adobo sauce at almost all grocery stores or order here. Tip for saving extra chilis in adobo: I don’t like to waste food. After using the portion called for in this recipe, separate chilis by twos and freeze. Then you can thaw them as you need them for other recipes (like this pork)

4.88 from 8 votes
Butternut SquashTostadas with Guacamole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

I know it’s almost Easter, but my mind is on another holiday. A holiday that has nothing to do with me or my heritage but one I love to celebrate nonetheless. And by ‘celebrate’, I mean eat. Si, yo hablo about Cinco de Mayo! I am getting my Mexican recipes ready to roll, starting with these Butternut Squash Vegetarian Tostadas with Chunky Guacamole! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, holiday recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 6 cups butternut squash peeled, diced into 1/2" cubes
  • 6 shallots peeled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil plus more for frying tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili in adobo sauce or more or less depending on how you like your heat
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • pico de gallo store bought or use my recipe link above
  • guacamole see my recipe link above
  • cotija cheese a crumbly Mexican cheese
  • 6 springs cilantro
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted pepitas pumpkin seeds, optional but recommended
  • 8 corn tortillas fried in olive oil until crispy
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place rack in upper third of oven
  2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed cookie sheet
  3. Place prepared butternut squash and shallots on parchment covered cookie sheet
  4. Chop 1 chili in adobo sauce finely, whisk 1 tablespoon with olive oil, drizzle over squash
  5. season somewhat generously with salt and pepper, toss well (if squash isn't completely coated in olive oil you can add a little more)
  6. place squash in the oven and cook for 40-45 minutes
  7. While squash cooks, make pico de gallo and guacamole (see recipe links above)
  8. When squash is almost done cooking, fry tortillas in olive oil or butter until crispy
  9. To plate: place two tortillas on each plate, top with butternut squash, spoon pico de gallo over the top, add a couple springs of cilantro, sprinkle with a few leaves of arugula, pepitas and cotija cheese, serve

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Fresh Fish Tacos!

Nothing says spring and summer like Fresh Fish Tacos! When it comes to warm weather recipes, fresh is the name of the game and these fish tacos are as fresh as they come. They also happen to be full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and protein, and are gluten and dairy free.These tacos are so fresh and flavorful you will hard pressed to find better in a restaurant!
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Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Lets Talk Fish!

I like to use two different fish for this recipe. My favorite, salmon, and my husbands favorite, halibut. Halibut is in season from April to October but Sprouts carries an all natural frozen halibut fillet in the off season that cooks up great.
Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about buying fish:

1. It’s best not to buy fish wrapped in plastic. You should be able to smell the fish you are buying. I always buy mine from a fishmonger I trust. If he is handling it, cutting it etc… he will know if it’s not fresh.

2. Always buy fish the day you plan on making it.

3. When selecting fish always point to the piece you want. In stores the freshest fish is placed in the front of the window, closest to you, and the fish from the day before is placed in the back, closest to the fishmonger. So when you are looking at the fish closest to you and ask for it, he pulls it from the back. It doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with that fish from the day before, it’s just not the freshest…and you want the freshest!

4. If it’s available to you, use wild caught salmon.

The Toppings:

My homemade Pico de Gallo is a super easy and tasty option, but you can also use your favorite store bought salsa or pico de gallo if you don’t have time to make your own.

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I also LOVE Mango Salsa on fish tacos. The blend of savory, sweet and salty is perfection!

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Chunky guacamole is always a fabulous choice as well!

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

The Tortillas:

For me, tacos aren’t just about the filling, to be fabulous they need a great tortilla. One option people don’t often think about is buying freshly made tortillas from a local Mexican restaurant. Luckily my favorite happens to be right next to Whole Foods market where I buy my fish.

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

The Process:

First cut the fish into chunks.

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Then season the fish with sea salt, freshly ground pepper (affiliate links) and garlic powder, then  sauté it in coconut oil, butter or ghee. If you are using two kinds of fish, like me, try to keep them separated in the pan.

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Then just build your taco! Place the fish, crispy romaine, salsa and fresh sprigs of cilantro, drizzle with lime and voila!

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Fresh Fish Tacos ~ made with salmon and halibut! #fishtacos #salmontacos #halibuttacos #glutenfreetacos

Fresh Fish Tacos from The Organic Kitchen

The Recipe: Fresh Fish Tacos and Homemade Salsa

Tips: if you want to make everything from scratch try my homemade Pico de Gallo or Chunky Guacamole!

Fresh Fish Tacos!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Nothing says spring and summer like Fresh Fish Tacos! When it comes to warm weather recipes, fresh is the name of the game and these fish tacos are as fresh as they come. They also happen to be full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and protein and are gluten and dairy free.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: classic recipe, easy dinner recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 12 oz fresh halibut or salmon (or 6 oz of each) cut into 1" cubes
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 T coconut oil, ghee or butter
  • 1 lime quartered
  • handful of cilantro sprigs
  • fresh pico de gallo or chunky guacamole, recipes linked above
  • 4-6 corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Cut fish into 1" cubes, lightly season with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder. 

  2. Place large pan on cooktop on medium heat. Add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil, butter or ghee. 

  3. When melted add fish to pan, turning as each side browns. Fish should be done in about 6 minutes.

  4. Top with pico de gallo, mango salsa, chunky guacamole and cilantro sprigs

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