Grilled Pork Chorizo Potato Skins

I’m a big fan of bar-style potato skins. You know the ones. Crispy skin, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, green onions, and sour cream. But sometimes I want something just a bit different. Something with some kick to it, like these grilled pork chorizo potato skins. True, you can put Mexican chorizo (not to be confused with Spanish chorizo, which is a cured sausage, Mexican chorizo is a spicy ground pork product) on or in just about anything and I’m going to love it.

Grilled Pork Chorizo Potato Skins

Potato skins only take a few minutes to make, so I often toss them on the grill while I’m making burgers or hot dogs for a quick and easy appetizer or side dish. I also keep a bottle of hot sauce nearby in case I want them to be just a bit spicier. Why not?

Also try my grill-roasted herb potatoes.

Grilled Pork Chorizo Potato Skins
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Grilled Pork Chorizo Potato Skins

Potato skins only take a few minutes to make, so I often toss them on the grill while I’m making burgers or hot dogs for a quick and easy appetizer or side dish. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword potato skins, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 251kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 large Russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 cup pork chorizo mix or use crumbled cooked Mexican chorizo
  • 1 cup Queso blanco shredded
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut each potato lengthwise into four wedges. Don’t make the wedges too thick. If you are using very large potatoes you might have a center portion leftover for other uses.
  • Using a spoon or melon baller, scrape out the potato insides, leaving 1/4″ or so left.
  • Place on a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 6-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Combine the butter and chipotle powder and brush on all sides of the potatoes.
  • Grill the potatoes, cut side down, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until they start to char.
  • Turn potatoes over and top with cheese. Grill another 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve topped with the bacon, green onions, and sour cream as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 812mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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