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

5 from 6 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.


21comments inMushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

  1. Lorena, R B.

    Jun 26

    Thank you, I love you cooking show, they make me so happy to know how yummy and original , continue your beautiful job.😘

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 03

      Thanks so much Lorena, un abrazo!


    Jan 20

    Pati ! Just found your site!!! Time to start cooking again!!! Mucha gracious!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 29

      So happy you found it, have fun!

  3. Micky Hawthorne

    Jan 17

    Looks and sounds delicious, I will try it

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 28


  4. Armando Gilbert

    Jan 17

    Pati you are the best! This vegetarian option is awesome and I cannot wait to try it!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 28

      One of my favorites as well!

  5. Brenda T

    Jan 17

    Probably a stupid question, it says this recipe is vegetarian, why isn’t it vegan?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 29

      You are right Brenda, this one actually qualifies as vegan!

  6. Randall H

    Jul 25

    Hey Pati.. thanks for everything!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Thanks to you for following Randall 😉

  7. JD

    May 30

    Can you provide the de Arbol Red Salsa

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 04

      With pleasure, here you go 🙂

    2. Matt

      Dec 23

      I managed to put together Pati’s wonderful chile de arbol salsita by watching the episode, timestamped at 14:53.

  8. 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!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. Regina A Edwards

    Nov 10


    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 29

      Gracias Regina!

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