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21 Taco Recipes That Top the Taco Truck's

Got tacos? You do now. Let's just say, your Taco Tuesday’s covered...for the next 5 months. We have top-rated beef and pork tacos, vegetarian tacos, fish and seafood tacos; breakfast tacos, and more.

Beef and Pork Tacos

1. Carne Asada Tacos

Strips of beef are marinated in lime and pepper, then quickly sautéed, and served in soft corn tortillas with tomatillo sauce.

Carne Asada Tacos

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Rave Review: "I loved these! I was raised in Mexico and they reminded me of the tacos from the street vendors we used to eat." -- Jenna

 

2. Spicy Shredded Beef

Browned, cubed beef is simmered with diced tomatoes, cumin, and garlic, then shredded.

3. Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

Pork shoulder roasts slowly with diced green chilies and seasonings until the meat just falls apart.

Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

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Rave Review: "I have made this with every cut of pork and it is so good! I also make in the crockpot and have never been disappointed. I have also made it in the crockpot with a beef chuck roast and it is delicious. You won't be disappointed!" -- NoCarnations

 

4. Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

A classic restaurant-style beef taco recipe with seasoned ground beef.

5. Tacos in Pasta Shells

Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with seasoned ground beef and cream cheese and baked with taco sauce.

Rave Review: "Loved this! Pasta AND the flavor and fixin's of tacos in one recipe?...SOLD! I topped with lettuce, chopped tomato, olives, and sour cream -- perfecto!" -- MSP

 

6. Oaxacan Tacos

Traditional Oaxacan tacos. Grill or broil the steak and serve with jalapeños, onion, cilantro, and fresh lime.

7. Taqueria-Style Tacos

Authentic taqueria-style carne asada tacos. Serve on soft corn tortillas with onion relish and salsa.

aqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada

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Rave Review: "I LOVE THIS MARINADE! The meat tastes so delicious. If you're looking to imitate the zingy tasting Mexican restaurant-style carne asada, this is the recipe!" -- REBEKAHNORMAN

 

8. Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Crumbled chorizo sausage with scrambled eggs, Jack cheese, and hot sauce.

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

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Rave Review: "Excellent and easy, one of our new favorite breakfasts. I love this recipe as is, but might try to vary it up in the future maybe by adding potatoes." -- curioushodson

 

Beef and Bean Tacos

9. Double Decker Tacos

These tacos are twice as nice! Spread refried beans on a soft flour tortilla and wrap it around a crisp taco shell filled with seasoned beef and all the fixings.

Rave Review: Probably the best Taco I've ever had...My son & I always differed on the choice of hard Tacos (him), vs soft Tacos (me) - this recipe takes care of both." -- Ron

 

10. Taco Mix with Black Beans

A super-simple mixture of beef, black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning. Dinner's ready in about 15 minutes.

11. Mexican Taco Pizza

When Taco Tuesday collides with Pizza Night, crazy deliciousness ensues.

Mexican Pizza I

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Rave Review: "EASY & FUN TO MAKE! Always a great answer to 'what do I do with the leftover tortillas?' You can make this even easier and faster by using canned black or pinto beans...ground up if you wish. Just BE SURE to drain out the juice that comes in the can. I sometimes use salsa & cheese sauce instead of tomatoes & grated cheese. It depends on what I have on hand and want to use up!" -- Christina Siciliano

 

Seafood Tacos

12. Fish Tacos

Beer battered cod, served in corn tortillas with shredded cabbage and a zesty white sauce.

Fish Tacos

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Rave Review: "I've made this recipe as is with the fried fish and it is great, but I have also grilled the fish and it has come out even more tasty. The sauce is amazing as is though. None of the flavors are too overpowering, and it's so tangy on the fish, a perfect combination!" -- Maya

 

13. Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Spicy grilled fish cooled down with a fresh crunchy, fresh corn salsa.

14. Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Fill warm corn tortillas with spicy chipotle shrimp and garnish with cilantro, onion, and a squeeze of lime.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Rave Review: "This recipe was sooo goood! I added one more pepper than what was called for and it had a great kick, which is how we like it. We also served these with a dollup of sour cream and chopped avocado which helped to cut the spice perfectly." -- Amy Connor Stivers

 

15. Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Flavorful fish tacos are grilled instead of fried. Try them with salsa fresca, cabbage, a squeeze of lime juice, and chopped cilantro.

Chicken and Turkey Tacos

16. Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

Sweet-hot tacos with low-fat turkey and a surprising yam twist.

Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

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Rave Review: "Yams are so healthy and cheap, if only there were ways to use them besides topping with marshmallows! Enter this recipe! It's so good. It's pretty forgiving, so don't worry too much about getting the right amount of everything." -- eclairical

 

17. Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Cubed chicken breast is gently seasoned with vinegar, lime juice, sugar, green onion, and oregano.

18. Steve's Roasted Chicken Soft Tacos

Seasoned rotisserie chicken, pico de gallo, and cheese. Quick and easy, perfect for weeknights.

Steve's Roasted Chicken Soft Tacos

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Rave Review: "Easy to prepare, very simple, and tastes great -- perfect for a quick weeknight meal! Plus it's a great way to use up leftover chicken." -- Jillian

 

Vegetarian Tacos

19. Black Bean Soft Tacos

These tangy black bean and salsa verde tacos are ready in about 25 minutes.

Black Bean Tacos

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Rave Review: "This is a very easy and delicious recipe. I made them one day ahead of serving them for the flavors to blend and served them on homemade tortillas." -- cookin'mama

 

20. Tofu Tacos I

Tofu is seasoned with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, lime juice and tomato sauce, and fried until crispy.

21. Tasty Lentil Tacos

Healthy meets delicious with these seasoned lentil tacos. Top 'em as you like.


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