Taco Recipes That Will Inspire You to Celebrate Taco Night All Week Long
Skirt Steak Tacos with Rajas (Creamy Poblanos and Onions)
Seeking a steak taco recipe that looks as impressive as it tastes? Here’s your supper savior. Although the garlicky pepper and onion sauce might help the flavor edge out the eye-appeal.
Beer-Braised Chicken Tacos
You’ll want to raise your glass to this Mexican beer-braised chicken taco recipe. Besides being piled high with juicy, jalapeño-spiced chicken, the tacos showcase tangy salsa verde. Worried about the weight of your fillings? Simply add another tortilla to make them two-ply!
Vegan Chorizo Tacos
Traditional chorizo is a sausage made with spicy pork. Can you guess what we used instead in this just-as-mouthwatering vegan taco recipe? We’ll spoil the surprise: It’s mushrooms, chickpeas, walnuts, and plenty of spices. Even though these tacos are meat-free, they’re extremely flavorful.
Crispy Hominy Tacos
Chipotle Pork Tacos
Braised pork shoulder is fall-apart tender after simmering for a couple hours alongside orange juice, beer, chipotles in adobo, and a few herbs and spices. It sounds like an odd mix but trust us: This pulled pork taco recipe will instantly earn a spot on your must-make-again list.
Mushroom, Kale, and Egg Tacos
Breakfast taco recipes are all the rage at trucks around the country—and for good reason. They’re eggs you can enjoy on the go and can easily be doctored up with a variety of mix-ins and condiments. For these scrambled stars, we recommend kale for nutrition, mushrooms for earthiness, and chiles, because, well, tacos!
Spicy Buffalo Tacos
Fresh poblano chile peppers give these tacos a kick and a few hours in your slow cooker ensures the meat is tender and juicy. Don’t be intimidated by the buffalo—it’s a leaner version of beef (which you could use if you can’t find ground buffalo at your supermarket). Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese while the filling is still hot so it reaches melty perfection before you take your first bite.
Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw
Korean Chicken Tacos
Peruvian-Style Chicken Tacos
Prefer your food more on the mild side? These tacos aren't as spicy as some, so they're perfect for anyone who doesn't love flaming heat. With ground chicken, potatoes, and dried plums, they still pack plenty of flavor—and make for a hearty meal.
Thai Pork Shredded Tacos with Sriracha Slaw
This slow cooker pork taco recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd. Juicy tenderloin is a scrumptious filling after a few hours in the slow cooker, and the spicy sriracha slaw on top makes for a mouthwatering bite. After the roast is done cooking, all that’s left to do is shred the meat, stuff it inside corn tortillas, and top with a little (or a lot) of the aforementioned spicy slaw.
Fish Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa
You go, grill. Grab your grated pan or light a charcoal grill to char up this tasty and light fish taco recipe. Cod, halibut, and sea bass all work wonderfully as the starring protein. Paired with an easy homemade roasted tomato salsa, these tacos are fresh and filling.
Sesame Garlic Beef Tacos
Grab your passport! This beef taco recipe will transport you to another part of the world. Soy sauce, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper season the meat with a healthy dose of Asian flair. Pickled cucumbers and red cabbage round out the eclectic and exciting meal.
Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Lime Crema
A good marinade can take already-tasty tacos to new appetizing heights. Try our lime-chipotle paste for steak that will earn rave reviews. Then balance the savory elements of this steak taco recipe with a dollop of cool lime crema.
Jackfruit and Spinach Tacos
Devour a vegan taco recipe that tastes just like pulled pork! Jackfruit, a trendy meat substitute, easily takes on the flavors of what you cook it with, such as the onion, garlic, cumin, and chipotle peppers in this dish.
Steak and Herb Tacos
A spicy chili-garlic taco seasoning lends layers of Southwest spirit. Rub the seasoning blend on sirloin steak and refrigerate up to 24 hours to infuse the spice. Fresh, vibrant toppings include radish slices, cilantro leaves, and diced tomatoes.
Thai Chicken Tacos
Let there be peace on Earth—or at least around the table—with this boundary-spanning, crowd-pleasing creation. The global street taco recipe offers a taste of the East and West in one handheld meal. Cilantro, peanuts, and chili sauce blend with chicken and warm corn tortillas for a bold marriage of elements from Thailand and Mexico.
Garlic Shrimp and Crab Tacos with Mango-Chipotle Slaw
Imagine battered shrimp and flaky crab cooked in a cream and wine sauce. Salivating yet? These colorful, Latin-style seafood tacos feature fresh shellfish topped with a refreshing mango-chipotle slaw. This easy taco recipe is made for the indecisive: Sweet or savory? Crab or shrimp? We say all of the above!
Vegan Tempeh-Walnut Tacos
Meatless eaters will go nuts for this vegan taco recipe! Instead of beef, the satisfying filling features walnuts and tempeh, a soy-based meat substitute. That dynamic duo provides a surprising amount of protein (20 grams).
Get a taste of the taco-truck trend without stepping foot outside of your front door thanks to this Asian-inspired fusion dish. A hoisin sauce marinade and wasabi-laced dressing pair with a napa cabbage slaw for an exotic take on a pork taco recipe. Instead of a tortilla, layer it all atop a warm, puffy naan or flatbread.
Mexican Tacos Carnitas
Ground pasilla chile pepper and the earthy citrus taste of coriander bring the right amount of spice to this slow-cooked carnitas taco recipe. The melt-in-your-mouth pork is cooked in an orange-and-honey broth, pepping up every bite. Lucky enough to have leftovers? Sauté them in a skillet and top with a fried egg for breakfast the next day.
Catfish and Slaw Tacos
Who needs frozen fish sticks when you can catch a more delicious seafood snack? (Or when you can make ‘em from scratch in about 30 minutes.) Cornmeal-crusted catfish adds a fun crunch kids will love. To finish this quick fish taco recipe, tuck in a spicy homemade coleslaw tempered with lime.
Pollo Dorados Tacos
Add some crunch to the fiesta with this fried taco recipe. Since the rolls are filled, wrapped, then fried, both the filling and the shell get an extra shot of richness. Balance the warm shredded chicken with a sprinkle of crumbled queso fresco and a side of fruit salsa.
Pork Verde Tacos
We slow-cooked pork roast in a blend of vegetables, chiles, and peppery spices for bold, tender results. Adding green salsa for the last 30 minutes of simmer time gives this pork taco recipe its name and its fresh, saucy flavor. From there, amp up the verde vibes by serving with shredded cabbage, lime wedges, and a simple jalapeño sauce.
Baja Fish Tacos
You’ll feel swept away to a sandy beach after just one bite of this fish taco recipe. A crunchy cabbage-and-cilantro slaw freshens the flaky beer-battered snapper fillets. Creamy, buttery avocado slices complement the spicy salsa atop it all.