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Tostada de Chorizo Recipe

Tostada de chorizo is a Mexican dish that typically consists of a crispy tortilla topped with chorizo, refried beans, lettuce, and other toppings. Chorizo is a type of pork sausage that is heavily spiced with chiles, garlic, and vinegar. It is commonly used in Mexican cuisine and adds a lot of flavor to the dish.

The chorizo is cooked and piled onto a crispy tortilla along with other ingredients such as refried beans, guacamole or avocado, pickled red onions, lime crema or sour cream, and queso fresco or other cheese.

It is not uncommon to see some recipes online that incorporate a fried egg and drop it on the top. The dish can be served with hot sauce or salsa on the side.

Dishes that are similar to tostada de chorizo include: Chorizo con Huevos (Eggs and Chorizo), Chorizo Quesadillas, and Chorizo Tacos.

About this recipe

Unleash the spicy, smoky essence of chorizo with Tostada de Chorizo. It’s a crunchy, satisfying delight that you’ll want to make over and over!

Tostada de Chorizo recipe background

Originating from the versatile world of Mexican street food, Tostada de Chorizo is the fusion of crispy tostadas and spicy chorizo.

A Brief History of Chorizo in Mexico

1500sIntroduction of Spanish chorizo
1800sMexicanized with local spices
NowStar of Tostada de Chorizo

Why make this recipe?

  • Quick & Easy: Ready in less than 30 minutes.
  • Versatile: Serve as a snack or a main dish.
  • Flavor-packed: Spicy chorizo and fresh toppings.

What does Tostada de Chorizo taste like?

The spice of chorizo mingled with fresh lettuce, creamy avocado, and a crispy tostada. It’s a blend of textures and flavors that’s irresistible!

What is in Tostada de Chorizo?

  • Chorizo: The fiery heart.
  • Tostada Shells: The crunchy stage.
  • Fresh Veggies: Like lettuce and avocado.

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Frying pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Knife and cutting board


  • 1 lb chorizo, casing removed
  • 4 tostada shells
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  1. Cook Chorizo: Brown in a frying pan until fully cooked.
  2. Crisp Tostadas: Heat in the oven until crisp.
  3. Prep Veggies: Shred lettuce, slice avocado.
  4. Assemble: Spread chorizo on tostadas, add veggies.
  5. Serve: Enjoy immediately for maximum crunch.

How to serve Tostada de Chorizo

Serve hot, topped with salsa and a sprinkle of queso fresco.

What to serve Tostada de Chorizo with

  • Salsa verde
  • Mexican crema
  • Jalapeño slices

My recommendations and tips

  • Use high-quality chorizo for best flavor.
  • Add a squeeze of lime for zesty freshness.

Tostada de Chorizo storage ideas

Store chorizo and tostada shells separately. Chorizo can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Potential ingredients substitutes

Original IngredientSubstitute
ChorizoSpicy ground pork
Tostada shellsCorn tortillas

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fat: 15g

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it very spicy?
  • Depends on the chorizo used.
  • Can I use store-bought tostada shells?
  • Absolutely, for convenience.


Tostada de Chorizo offers a burst of Mexican flavors, all neatly stacked on a crunchy tostada. Quick to whip up, this dish is perfect for those craving a spicy, satisfying meal. ¡Buen provecho!

If you wanted to try a similar dish in a taco, please see: Taco de Chorizo: Simple Recipe