THE BEST TACO RECIPES
Taco Tuesday? More like tacos every day. With endless possibilities and eons of deliciousness, we're all about this Mexican food staple. Scroll below for tons of ideas perfect for filling your tortillas, plus we've got all the classics, as well as fun, new recipes you'll love!
TYPES OF TACOS
You can put just about any protein you'd like in a tortilla. There's the classic rendition we all know and love, coming together fast on the stovetop with ground beef and taco seasoning.
Taco seasoning is made up of a simple Mexican spice blend housing mostly cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder, and it works on more than just ground beef! If you're looking to keep your meal on the lighter side, this savory seasoning can also be applied to ground chicken or ground turkey!
Keeping in line with suggestions that lean on the healthy side of things, sliced chicken, shrimp, and fish are all smart choices. Just because it comes handheld and wrapped in a tortilla, doesn't mean it can't be healthy!
However, if you're looking for a little decadence in your taco, you can't beat carnitas, featuring slow-cooked Mexican pork that comes full of flavor. And, last (but certainly not least, there's beef. You can slow cook it and shredded or grill it and sliced it.
Looking for a vegetarian option? We've got that too. Potato Tacos, anyone? Yes, please.
Once you've decided on the meat that's going into your taco, you're left with another rather challenging decision -- what to top it with? What you top your taco has a great deal to do with your protein of choice. The topping should add-to the star of the show, enhancing the flavor rather than distracting from it.
- Pico de Gallo
- Coleslaw or Sliced Cabbage
- Shredded Lettuce
- Sliced Red Onions or Chopped White Onions
- Grilled Peppers and Onions
- Lime Wedges for Squeezing
- Chopped Cilantro
- Sliced Avocado or Guacamole
- Fresh or Pickled Jalapeños
SALSAS, SAUCES, AND CREAM
- Crumbled Cotija Cheese
- Shredded Cheddar or Monterrey Jack