Dinner Tonight: Potato, Chorizo, and Spinach Tacos

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

This dish started its life as potato and chorizo tacos, a dish I've eaten dozens and dozens of times. In fact, it's usually a meal I reserve for when I'm slightly stressed and don't have the mental capacity to figure out what I want for dinner. In these times of indecision, I know that regardless of how I'm feeling, I can make it and it'll be good. But for some unexplained reason, halfway through my last batch I decided that it needed something extra, and before I quite realized what I was doing, I dumped in an incredible amount of spinach.

To my surprise, the result resembled aloo palak, an Indian dish of potato and spinach that I also love. It's distinguished by bits of browned chorizo, which add both spice and a depth. A sprinkling of salty, crumbly cheese and a squeeze of lime helps open it up, transforming it into a genuinely satisfying taco filling.