taco recipes for taco tuesday or taco party
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20 Fun, Fresh Taco Recipes for Taco Tuesday (or Any Day)

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taco recipes for taco tuesday or taco party
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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.

Grilled Citrus Tequila Chicken Tacos

Grilled Citrus Tequila Chicken Tacos
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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.

For the Grilled Citrus Tequila Chicken Tacos recipe, click here.

Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos
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Yes, you can have tacos for breakfast. Add soft, fluffy scrambled eggs on a flour tortilla and pile it with seasoned potatoes and black beans. Then include a meat of your choice; bacon, chorizo or vegan tempeh breakfast sausage are all great options.

For the Breakfast Tacos recipe, click here.

Sweet Chili Caramelized Onion Breakfast Tacos

Sweet Chili Caramelized Onion Breakfast Tacos
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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.

For the Sweet Chili Caramelized Onion Breakfast Tacos recipe, click here.

Tiny Taco Beef Tarts

Tiny Taco Beef Tarts
Photo courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Bring these cute mini tarts to a potluck. These bite-sized ground beef appetizers are topped with fan-favorite ingredients like sour cream, cheese and guacamole.

For the Tiny Taco Beef Tarts recipe, click here.

Roast Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde and Crema

Roast Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde and Crema
David Kaplan

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.

For the Roast Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde and Crema recipe, click here.

Spicy Lobster Tacos

Spicy Lobster Tacos
Courtesy of Get Maine Lobster

This spicy lobster taco recipe is perfect for pescatarians and seafood lovers. A salsa made from avocado, jalapeno and lime adds creaminess and a touch of heat to the Mexican-spiced lobster meat.

For the Spicy Lobster Tacos recipe, click here.

Pork Carnitas Tacos

Pork Carnitas Tacos
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

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).

For the Pork Carnitas Tacos recipe, click here.

Taco Bell Double Decker Taco

Taco Bell Double Decker Taco
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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.

For the Taco Bell Double Decker Taco recipe, click here.

Cuban Mojo Chicken Tacos

Cuban Mojo Chicken Tacos
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Cuban Mojo Chicken Tacos recipe, click here.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos With Spicy Mayo

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos With Spicy Mayo
Photo courtesy of McCormick

Get that grill ready to cook up some mahi mahi fillets seasoned with smoked paprika, cumin, pepper and lime juice. A kicked-up mayo with lime juice and habaneros is an unexpected delight.

For the Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos With Spicy Mayo recipe, click here.

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor
Photo courtesy of Pati Jinich

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.

For the Tacos Al Pastor recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos
Courtesy of Bits and Bites Blog

If you’re a fan of pulled pork sandwiches, you’re going to love these BBQ pulled pork tacos. Use the barbecue sauce of your choice — preferably homemade.

For the Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos recipe, click here.

Easy Taco Dip

Easy Taco Dip
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

Anyone up for a deconstructed taco? This recipe takes everything you love about tacos and makes it into a dip. Keep it vegetarian or add a layer of ground beef or shredded chicken for this party-ready dish.

For the Easy Taco Dip recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Potato Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa

Slow Cooker Potato Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa
Courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission and Priscilla Willis

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.

For the Slow Cooker Potato Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef Tacos

Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef Tacos
Courtesy of Beth Ebin

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.

For the Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef Tacos recipe, click here.

Fish Tacos With Cabbage and Tangerine Slaw

Fish Tacos With Cabbage and Tangerine Slaw
Courtesy of Ortega

Add some bright colors and flavors to your fish tacos with a creamy slaw composed of red cabbage, sour cream and tangerines.

For the Fish Tacos With Cabbage and Tangerine Slaw recipe, click here.

Fish Tacos With Apple Slaw

Fish Tacos With Apple Slaw
Courtesy The Recipe Critic

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.

For the Fish Tacos With Apple Slaw recipe, click here.

Quinoa-Crusted Shrimp Tacos

Quinoa-Crusted Shrimp Tacos
Courtesy of Miami Chef

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.

For the Quinoa-Crusted Shrimp Tacos recipe, click here.

Shredded Chicken With Chipotle and Avocado

Shredded Chicken With Chipotle and Avocado
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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.

For the Shredded Chicken With Chipotle and Avocado recipe, click here.