Discada Tacos


Tacos de discada are very popular and are often made for large parties and family gatherings. The name derives from the pan used to prepare the meat, a disco, or disk, made specifically for cooking discada. At parties, the disk is set somewhere outside and guests can stand around and watch as the pork, beef, and chorizo sizzle to perfection. Though a disk can be purchased at many Latin American grocery stores, these tacos can also be prepared stovetop in any large pan.  It’s a great recipe to feed a large crowd so grab those cold beers and call it a party!

Discada tacos


Makes approx. 14-16 tacos


1 lb. pork, fat removed, cut into small cubes

1 lb. beef, such as stew meat, cut into small cubes

½ lb. ground chorizo

6 sliced hot dogs (wieners)

1 cup smoked bacon, cut into small pieces

2 green bell pepper, chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1 small white onion, chopped

½ cup fresh, cilantro, roughly chopped

Corn tortillas

Salsa of your choice

Salt and pepper to taste

Caution: Wait until the meats are incorporated and cooked to taste it and then season it accordingly. The bacon and chorizo might be salty already; sometimes it calls for salt, others times, it doesn’t.

Note: The onions in the discada pictured below look huge. I chop them this way to make it easier for my husband to pick them out but you can chop them smaller.


– Heat disk or large pan. Add chorizo and cook for 5 minutes.

– Add bacon and continue to cook for 10 more minutes.

– With your spoon or spatula, move the chorizo and bacon to the edge of the pan and add the cubed pork to the center of the pan. Cook for 10-12 minutes.

– Move the cooked pork to the edge of the pan along with the bacon and chorizo.

– At the center of the pan, add the cubed beef. Cook for 5-8 minutes.

– Now mix everything together: the cubed pork and beef, chorizo, and bacon.

– Add wieners, tomato, bell pepper, and onion.

– Continue to cook on medium-high heat for 20-30 minutes or until all the meat is cooked and the onions and bell peppers are tender.

– Turn heat off and fold in cilantro.

– Taste and season with salt and pepper according to your taste

Serve with warm corn tortillas and your choice of salsa.



3 Comments on “Discada Tacos

  1. Adriana muchisimas gracias!! I was able to cookvthis for my wife who loves tacos, oh and tortas haha. Anyway i followed all ur instructions and it came out delicous! Please make more post like these!!

    con amor,

    • Esteban,
      Thank you for trying my recipe and leaving a comment! I’m glad you enjoyed it. They are always a hit at our family parties.
      Have a great day!

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