Chorizo and Potato Pambazos

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4 servings

Here's a homemade version of the popular Mexican City street food known as pambazos, made with a savory filling of chorizo and potatoes.

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  • Place chiles in small saucepan. Add enough water to cover chiles. Bring to boil; cook on medium heat 10 min. or until chiles are tender. Meanwhile, cook chorizo and potatoes in large skillet on medium heat 12 min. or until chorizo is done and potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally; drain.
  • Drain chiles; place in blender. Add onions, garlic, water and 2 Tbsp. dressing; blend until smooth. Strain sauce. Fill buns with meat mixture.
  • Heat remaining dressing in same skillet on medium-low heat. Stir in 1/4 cup of the sauce. Add sandwiches; cook 3 min. Brush lightly with some of the remaining sauce; turn sandwiches over. Cook 3 to 5 min. or until sauce is absorbed and both sides of sandwiches are lightly toasted, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce. Serve topped with lettuce and sour cream.

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Make Ahead

Sauce can be made ahead of time. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 3 days. Or, place in freezer-weight container and store in freezer up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator before using.

Food Facts

Guajillo chiles are dried chiles with a deep burnished red color. Their tough outer peel requires them to be soaked longer than most other dried chiles before using as desired. Since these chiles can be quite hot, a guajillo chile sauce is frequently cooked with meat.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 470
% Daily Value
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 730mg
Carbohydrate 55g
Dietary fiber 10g
Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 130 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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