4 Mexican Potato Recipe That You Will Appreciate Gladly

mexican potato recipe

Mexican cuisine is beyond comparison in terms of taste but since it excessively relies on tortillas and corn, this can cause certain people, especially those who are on a gluten-free diet, difficult to eat. Thankfully, potatoes are available all year around. These 4 Mexican potato recipe types encompass all of the flavors Mexican food is famous for – like chorizo and eggs with potatoes or avocado salsa with fresh cilantro – without relying on Mexican staples like flour tortillas and corn.

How to make a Mexican potato recipe?

The nitty-gritty of every Mexican potato recipe out there is all the same—potatoes must be boiled, peeled, and cooked until tender. They are subsequently made wet by dispersing various sauces evenly before serving. So if you are curious to learn what the key steps for every individual Mexican potato recipe are, below is the lowdown for you.

1. Corn tortillas and guacamole

It is hard to imagine preparing Mexican cuisine without corn tortillas, so its use in Mexican potato recipes is unavoidable. Their pairing with roasted peppers and avocado salsa appear well as the flavors harmonize each other seamlessly- the potatoes simply add a soft texture that are in sync with heavy ingredients, for example, cheese or meat.

Ingredients for corn tortillas and guacamole:

  • 3 yellow potatoes per serving
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or a combination of lean ground beef and chorizo)
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt (adjust to taste) per serving
  • 1 small onion
  • chopped roughly 2 cloves garlic
  • minced or pressed 1 cup corn kernels
  • fresh or frozen 1 can pink beans (15 oz)
  • drained 1 avocado
  • diced 2 tomatoes
  • diced 2 jalapeno peppers
  • minced Juice of 1 lime 
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
Corn tortillas and guacamole

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How to cook

  • First split up the potatoes into even bite-sized slices. 
  • Boil them in a vessel containing salted water until they become soft. Drain and set aside. Fry the grounded beef in a pan using onions and garlic. 
  • Add salt according to your preferences. Add the corn kernels, pink beans, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, fresh cilantro leaves, and lime juice. Heat through. 
  • Place 3/4 cup of cooked potatoes into each tortilla, then top with 1/2 cup of meat mixture. Serve with avocado salsa on top.

2. Chorizo, black beans, and potatoes

This Mexican potato recipe is not hard but only taking a few steps, you can prepare it. Chorizo is a Mexican sausage typically served with eggs and potatoes, so pairing it with black beans and potatoes stand to reason. The flavors work excellently together. You can also make Octavia Red Slippery Bounty.

Ingredients for delicious chorizo and black bean potato bake:

  • 3 yellow potatoes per serving, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup canned black beans 
  • Drained 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp dried oregano 1 small onion
  •  Chopped roughly 1 medium tomato, diced 5 oz chorizo ham and turkey blend (or other protein)
mexican potato recipe

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How to cook:

Cook the potatoes in salted water until it becomes soft. Drain the potatoes and set aside.

  • Chorizo is a flavorful Mexican sausage usually made from ground pork and seasoned with aromatic spices like chili powder and cumin. If you don’t have it handy, substitute it with other similar types of ground meat (like beef) or even a fresh summer sausage like bratwurst.
  • Pour olive oil in a frying pan and allow it to heat over moderate heat. Sauté the onion and tomatoes to spice up the flavor and texture to these potatoes. 
  • Relish the mixture and adjust as required by adding salt and/or pepper. Add the black beans to fill out the mixture with more protein. 
  • Add chorizo (along with its sauce if using) and oregano to taste. Mix well before removing from heat.

3. Creamy chorizo potatoes

I love the simplicity of this Mexican potato recipe – it’s a good way to get variety into your diet without having to search for ingredients or spend time trying to mix flavors. I’d suggest using simple, high-quality ingredients like a good Mexican cheese blend to really bring out the flavors of the dish. Serve with fresh salsa or some hot sauce for an added kick.

Ingredients for creamy chorizo potatoes:

  • 1 yellow potato per serving
  • 1/2 oz package of Mexican chorizo (about 1/3 lb)
Creamy chorizo potatoes

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How to cook:

Cut the potatoes into even bite-sized pieces. 

  • Boil in a container including salted water until they become soft. Drain and set aside. In a pan, cook the chorizo until its natural grease mixes well with the meat. Add salt depending on your taste. 
  • Serve the slice of potatoes onto single plates, then sprinkle some of the cooked chorizo and cheese. Serve with hot sauce on top or alongside as desired.

4. Mexican rice

Mexican rice is a great choice if you tend to take simple dishes in general. A little salsa, a few slices of onion, and a handful of cilantro is the right choice for garnishes. For those who like their Mexican food even spicier, serve with some diced Serrano pepper (fruit of the Capsicum frutescens plant).

Ingredients for Mexican rice:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1 yellow potato per serving, plus more for garnish 1 tsp olive oil 2 tsp chili powder 2 cloves garlic, 
  • minced or pressed 1 onion, 
  • chopped roughly 2 tomatoes
  • diced Juice of 1 lime Fresh cilantro leaves Hot sauce
mexican potato recipe

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How to cook:

Cook the jasmine rice in salted water until tender. Drain and set aside. 

  • Pour olive oil in a frying pan and let it be heated over very low heat. Fry the garlic and onion briefly over high heat until they become soft and fragrant. 
  • Add the corn kernels, tomatoes, lime juice, chili powder, and hot sauce (if using). Heat through and then add some jasmine rice to each plate. 
  • Top with the garnishing ingredients. Serve with a side of avocado salsa and hot sauce on the side.


Hopefully, the Mexican potato recipe types (discussed above) are interesting and exciting enough for you to try them out. Without any shade of doubt, you will have a great dinner or lunch. 

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