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When many Americans think of tacos, visions of spiced ground beef tucked inside a crispy shell with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese may come to mind. You know, the kind of stuff you find at Tex-Mex restaurants and Taco Bell. But break out of that hard shell by trying these taco recipes, which will keep your taco Tuesdays exciting for weeks to come.
If you ever felt like your tacos were missing that extra kick, tequila may be the answer. Adding some booze to the citrusy marinade will take your grilled chicken to the next level. Pair this taco with a cold agave margarita.
If you want a vegetarian breakfast taco, these caramelized onion tacos are a great choice. Caramelized onions, cooked in a sweet and spicy chili sauce, add tons of dimension to eggs and black beans.
This chicken taco is one of our favorite easy dinner ideas for a busy weeknight. It uses seasoned chicken thighs, one of the most flavorful pieces of chicken.
Put your slow cooker to the task of making these juicy pork tacos. Pork shoulder is placed in chicken broth and then slow-cooked until it's tender enough to shred apart. Combine with pickled onions or pickled garlic jalapenos for an extra spicy kick (check out our videos on The Daily Meal's YoutTube channel for quick pickling step-by-step instructions and so much more).
Get the best of two tacos with this perfect copycat recipe from your favorite fast-food restaurant. Fill a crunchy taco shell with ground beef, lettuce and cheese, and add another layer of deliciousness by wrapping it up in a flour tortilla filled with refried beans. Want to make this Gordita-inspired taco even more indulgent? Add extra cheese in between the flour tortilla and the hard taco shell.
Add a tropical twist to your taco by topping your grilled chicken taco with a mango and avocado salsa. Feel free to make extra salsa; it’s one of the best salsas and dips for summer.
Pineapple on pizza is old school; pineapple on tacos is everything, especially in this tacos al pastor recipe from one of the queens of Mexican food herself.
Vegan recipes, for the win! This creative taco is made with a slow cooker mashed potato filling (don't knock it 'til you've tried it!), which is topped with two salsas that include mangoes, tomatoes and avocados for a colorful and multidimensional dish.
Corned beef and cabbage are a match made in heaven, but if you want to try this combo in a new way, there's no need to wait until next St. Patrick's Day — try it in tacos. Top it off with a pickled cabbage slaw and a cheesy sauce made with Guinness.
Looking for a new way to cook apples? Use this favorite fruit as the base for a light zesty slaw that adds the perfect amount of tartness, sweetness and crunch to smoky whitefish tacos.
Achieve yummy, crunchy shrimp without using breadcrumbs by coating them with quinoa. Serve rolled inside a flour tortilla and placed in a shot glass for a fun, festive way to eat tacos.
If you’re looking for the best ways to cook with leftover chicken, look no further. Just add shredded chicken, fire roasted tomatoes, green onions and chipotle in adobo to a bowl, then microwave it. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have the perfect filling for tacos.
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