Huitlacoche-Mushroom Tacos



  • 2 fresh poblano chiles
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1medium white onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1medium tomato, diced
  • 1cup packed, roughly chopped lobes of oyster mushrooms
  • 6 ounce can of huitlacoche (available at Mexican markets)
  • Salt
  • 2 to 3tablespoons epazote leaves, chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas


Roast the chiles directly over a gas flame or 4 inches below a very hot broiler until blackened on all sides, about 5 minutes for open flame, about 10 minutes for broiler. Cover with a kitchen towel and let stand 5 minutes. Peel, remove stem and seeds. Then rinse briefly. Chop into ¼-inch pieces.

In a large (10-inch) skillet, heat the oil over medium. Add the onion and fry, stirring regularly, until lightly browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook about 2 minutes more. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, until the juices have reduced, about 4 minutes.

Add the poblanos to the tomato mixture along with the huitlacoche and other mushrooms, simmer stirring often, until reduced and quite thick, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, usually about 1 teaspoon, and mix in the epazote. Spoon the mixture into warm corn tortillas and top with queso añejo.


  1. Do you have a recommended brand of huitlacoche? They all have mixed reviews online and believe it or not, we live no where near a Mexican grocery.

  2. A farmer gave me huitlacoche last year and I loved it! I’m really looking forward to finding it in a can and making this recipe!

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