I don’ t know about you, but I can eat tacos every meal, any time, any day. For me, Taco Tuesday doesn’t count. I am more like a Taco-Any-day kind of person.
Why not? Folded warm tacos, be it flour or corn, hard shell or soft, with any of your favorite, flavorful meat or shrimp or fish. Load them up with endless possibilities of toppings and dressings. These hand held meals are one addictive culinary marvel.
Assembling a taco is pretty easy and quick affair, making it perfect for easy weeknight meals or entrées for get togethers and parties. Feeding a crowd is never easier when you have a taco station set up. No need to serve or arrange a table.
When it comes to tacos, there are a wide range of possible flavors and varieties. We are presenting the most delicious and good looking tacos from GypsyPlate and all over the internet in this fun Taco Recipe list. Go through all and plan your next taco night with this amazing Taco ideas for taco night.
1. Birria Tacos
We’re starting this fabulously fun list with these EPIC tacos… Birria Tacos!!! This birria taco recipe is made with tender and flavorful birria beef, which is loaded into broth-dipped corn tortillas with cheese, fried until crispy, then dunked in birria broth or consommé for a delicious finish. Hmmm… these dunking tacos. I bet once you try them, you will come back to these again and again.
2. Baja Shrimp Tacos
Imagine plump, beer battered shrimp, crisp coleslaw, creamy avocado and a smoky and tangy chipotle mayo, all nestled in between warm corn tortillas. Just too good!
You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday, these restaurant quality handheld delights are great any day of the week… Our go to taco recipe with shrimp!!
3. Ground Turkey Tacos
These Ground Turkey Tacos are absolutely delicious, loaded with flavors. It’s all in the seasonings and plenty of toppings!! Try this luscious, juicy ground turkey meat in between your favorite tacos, and make a very healthy, light meal out of your tacos. All this under in 20 minutes. Really? Read on…
4. Barbacoa Pork Tacos
Now these Barbacoa Pork Tacos happen when you have a fatty chunk of Boston butt in your kitchen. Super easy, Super tasty and Super versatile. Make a huge batch in a crock pot with easy barbacoa sauce and keep those tacos flowing. Great taco recipe to feed the crowds. Make this for your next potluck or get together.
5. Salmon Tacos
I love to eat my fish in tacos. These Salmon Tacos are our favorite. Succulent, slightly spicy, perfectly blackened salmon chunks that melt in your mouth, contrasted with the cool and refreshing burst of sweet mango and creamy avocado salsa. Mmm! Next time you plan a salmon dinner, go the taco way.
6. Breakfast Tacos
Start your day with some flavor! These Breakfast Tacos are your new morning hero, combining easy, tasty, filling and fun!
With just a few ingredients, most of which can be easily substituted, you can have better-than-restaurant breakfast tacos on your table.
7. Steak Tacos
Steak Tacos – Tender steak piled high in tortillas with all your favorite toppings. What could be better than that? Dinner is served!! So satisfying and addictively delicious.
8. Chicken Tacos (Mexican Street Style)
These tacos are your answer when you crave tacos and want to keep it simple. These easy authentic Mexican Street Style Chicken Tacos are packed with flavor from a great marinade, and can be your easy weeknight dinner, meal prep, or feed a crowd!
9. Smash Tacos (Big Mac Tacos)
Have you heard about Smash Tacos? They are quirky, they are unexpectedly finger licking delicious, and they are the latest food sensation.
Don’t under estimate this hand held meal as just the latest media food-fad. One bite into it, and I bet you will do a little happy dance, munching a mouthful and savoring the familiar taste in new form.
10. Korean Beef Tacos
Korean Beef Tacos, aka Bulgogi Tacos… Thinly sliced, juicy tender steak marinated then flash cooked and wrapped in tortillas with Asian coleslaw and sriracha aioli. They’re a Flavor Bomb!
11. Grilled Chicken Tacos
These Grilled Chicken Tacos are the best! Perfectly marinated chicken nestled in warm corn tortillas, along with simple toppings that compliment the chicken without overpowering.
Give these quick, easy and budget friendly chicken tacos a try on your busy weeknights, and get ready for rave reviews!
12. Baja Fish Tacos
Baja Fish Tacos are soft tortilla shells stuffed with crispy, beer battered cod and topped with pico de gallo and the perfect cilantro ranch dressing. Every bite of the fried fish is bursting with flavor, but is still light and fresh enough for a perfect summer meal! A great taco recipe to try with cod, mahi mahi or halibut
13. Carne Picada Tacos
If you haven’t yet come across Carne Picada, it’s about time to try this Tex-Mex delish from our Latin neighbors. Get ready to try a new taco or burrito with the most flavorful meat in between that tortilla.
14. Ground Beef Tacos
Who doesn’t love the classic, Tex-Mex style ground beef tacos we grew up eating? They’re one of the easiest and quickest dinners. This is the classic homestyle version we all remember, but made even better with a simple homemade seasoning blend and fresh garlic. These Ground Beef Tacos are made with a deliciously seasoned ground beef filling, served in corn tortillas and finished with all the best toppings. All this on the table under 30 minutes.
15. Tacos Gobernador
Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever taken a bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with. They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese.
16. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa… Sweet and savory, these tacos are so tasty you’ll want to go back for seconds, maybe thirds! And they’re so quick, they just might become a weeknight staple. Whenever you see a mango, think about these colorful tacos!
17. Beer Battered Fish Tacos
Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Slaw… Corn tortillas stuffed with crispy, golden, tender, beer battered cod and topped with toasty, crunchy, fresh coleslaw! Another fish taco recipe nailed.
18. Chicken Tinga Tacos
Chicken Tinga… Spicy, saucy, simple, and so fresh. These Chicken Tinga Tacos are made with smoky chipotle chicken, served on warm corn tortillas, and loaded up with your favorite fresh toppings. So flavorful and ready to go in just 20 minutes! This taco recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.
19. Carne Asada Tacos
These Carne Asada steak tacos are loaded with juicy grilled steak packed into warm tortillas and topped with tangy fresh tomato salsa, a light drizzle of sour-cream and lime. These delicious tacos are bursting with flavor and texture and are made in under 30 minutes with just a few fresh ingredients.
20. Barbacoa Beef Tacos
Barbacoa is an authentic Mexican dish where beef, goat or pork is seasoned with dried chilies and spices and slowly cooked until tender and juicy. This flavorful meat is deliciously seasoned and cooked low and slow until perfectly tender. Layer it in tortillas with all your favorite toppings for a crave-worthy dinner!
21. Seared Scallop Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Are you looking for a little “outside the box” taco recipe? Wrap your tacos around some buttery scallops! These spicy Seared Scallop Tacos with a savory cilantro-filled pineapple salsa are the perfect party food for Cinco de Mayo – with a twist!
22. Mexican Pork Carnitas Tacos
Carnitas is braised pork that has been chopped into small pieces or shredded. The meat is super flavorful and tender with lots of magical crispy bits. These carnitas tacos are super easy with only 10 minutes of prep time and you use all your pantry staples. Learn how to make authentic Pork Carnitas tacos following this easy step-by-step taco recipe.
23. Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
This homemade Bang Bang Shrimp is crispy and saucy at the same time. Make this Bonefish Grill Copycat bang bang shrimp and tuck it in your favorite tacos. Here, the shrimp are battered and fried until extra crispy, then tossed in that famous sweet and spicy bang bang sauce. Make this fun amazing treat for your friends and family for your next family get together.
24. Baked Chicken Tacos
This is a hard taco shell recipe where flat bottomed taco shells are loaded with seasoned cooked and shredded chicken, cheese and salsa. The perfect easy dinner for a busy day! These baked chicken tacos are an easy dinner that the family is sure to love, with minimal effort on your part. This is the best way to make tacos for a crowd too. Think how easy it is to make your next party entrée.
25. Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
These tacos are divine… Thin strips of caramelized pork tucked into soft corn tortillas along with fresh cucumber pineapple cilantro salsa and finished with a chili mayo sauce over the top. They are going to be polished off very fast.
26. Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos
Marinated grilled chicken with a homemade street corn salsa, fresh avocado, cotija cheese, and spiced Mexican crema. These tacos will become a family favorite in no time at all! You are going to love the Mexican street corn salsa flavors in this one, along with juicy, moist chicken chunks.
27. Southwestern Chicken Tacos
Put these Southwestern Crockpot Chicken Tacos on your meal plan. They are so easy to make with just 6 ingredients, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making them all along! You know what’s the best part, besides being so delicious? It’s that easy “dump and go” slow cooker recipe that will make dinner for you with just a few minutes of prep time.
28. Navajo Tacos
Easy and delicious Navajo tacos are made with a thick and soft fry bead then layered with tasty taco toppings. A delicious family friendly meal that you can add all of your favorite toppings to! This is a very unique taco recipe if you want something new.
29. Tacos Al Pastor
This recipe for Tacos al Pastor is tender pork in a sweet and savory marinade that is grilled to perfection. The tacos are topped with grilled pineapple, red onion and cilantro for a unique meal that’s perfect for when those taco cravings hits hard.
30. Mexican Street Tacos
Here is something that you might buy on Mexican streets. It’s an easy, quick taco recipe with skirt steak and a very flavorful marinade. After marinating the meat for a few hours, this cooks quick in a skillet. Now all that remains is to load the tacos with this flavorful meat, diced onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice. Yummm…
31. Easy Fish Tacos
Another great fish taco recipe. What you are digging in here? Fish that is nice, tender, flaky and full of spicy flavor, warm flour tortillas and garlic lime slaw… All yum. This taco recipe is great for mahi mahi, snapper, halibut, flounder and grouper.
32. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos
These Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos that are made with homemade jerk seasoning. The chicken is grilled, cubed and put into tacos along with a tangy, spicy and sweet mango salsa. You’ll love these new tropical flavors in your tacos.
33. Thai Chicken Tacos
Who says tacos can only have Mexican flavors? These Thai Chicken Tacos with Peanut Sauce are easy to make and they are packed with flavor! They’re made with lightly charred, seasoned grilled chicken and crisp, thinly sliced fresh vegetables and a rich and creamy peanut sauce. So much flavor in every single bite!
34. Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos
This salsa verde chicken is cooked in a slow cooker and is bursting with flavors. All you need to do is throw all the ingredients for chicken in the crock and cook. When ready, shred the chicken and load it in warm tortillas of your choice. Top off with crumbled cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, avocado slices and your favorite hot sauce! Voila… an easy dinner served!!
35. Double Decker Tacos
You get the best of both worlds with double decker tacos! Each one starts with a flour tortilla layered with beans ,then inside there’s a crispy beef taco filled with all your favorite taco toppings. Incredible, aren’t they?
Oh my, so many tacos… so many flavors… Those Mexican nights suddenly look so inviting and promising with all these great taco dinner ideas. Make these tacos with whatever you have on hand. There are plenty to choose from on long list of taco recipes.
Pin or bookmark these tacos so you know where they are when those taco cravings hit hard… Make them for your busy nights or your company nights or some fun family nights…
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