Mushroom Tacos

cilantrochile de arboltacos

Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

Tacos de Champiñones con Salsa de Chile de Arbol

Recipe Yield

6 tacos

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

3.8 from 5 votes


  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms such as maitake, crimini, shitake, sliced into ¾ inch pieces
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Chile de Árbol Salsa plus more to serve
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves and upper stems, chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 6 warm corn or flour tortillas
  • Cilantro flowers to garnish (optional)

To Prepare

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the garlic and thyme and once the garlic begins to just lightly brown around the edges, add the mushrooms. Let them cook for 3 minutes, then stir and season with salt. Again, let them sit undisturbed for 2-3 minutes, or as needed, allowing any liquid to cook off and until they are deeply browned. Once browned, stir in the chile de árbol salsa and cook for one minute while stirring, so the mushrooms absorb the flavor. Stir in the vinegar and the chopped cilantro. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon onto warm corn tortillas and garnish with cilantro and/or cilantro flowers, if using. Serve with extra chile de árbol salsa.


10comments inMushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

  1. Randall H

    Jul 25

    Hey Pati.. thanks for everything!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Thanks to you for following Randall 😉

  2. JD

    May 30

    Can you provide the de Arbol Red Salsa

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 04

      With pleasure, here you go 🙂

  3. Velia

    Mar 23

    Pati, Yo hago mis tacos de hongos con mucho ajo, cebolla, jitomate fresco picado, epazote y chile serrano.
    No hay nada mejor que esto para los que nos gusta la verdura de infinitos modos.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 24

      Ay si! Que rico Velia, gracias por compartir tu receta, un abrazo!

  4. Maria

    Jan 13

    Hello Pati! I remember watching this episode on my laptop when it came out. However, I think the Chile de Arbol salsa was red? On your website, the recipe is for salsa verde. I’m probably just imagining things. I just love your show, and I’m looking forward to more episodes!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 13

      You are absolutely correct Maria, in the Episode I made a Chile de Arbol Salsita with tomatoes and the recipe here goes with a Chile de Arbol Salsa Verde 🙂

  5. Regina A Edwards

    Nov 10


    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 29

      Gracias Regina!

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