22 Taco Recipes That Top the Taco Truck's

aqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada
Photo by cheeh.

Got tacos? You do now. Let's just say, your Taco Tuesday's are covered...for the next 5 months. We have top-rated beef and pork tacos, vegetarian tacos, fish and seafood tacos; breakfast tacos, and more. So many tacos! They'd never fit in the taco truck.

01 of 23

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos
Photo by OkinawanPrincess.

Strips of beef are marinated in lime and pepper, then quickly sautéed, and served in soft corn tortillas with tomatillo sauce. "Easy and flavorful," says DIALIEN, the recipe submitter. "You will love these tacos! You can use top sirloin, New York, filet mignon or similar cuts of beef." Jenna rates them 5 stars: "I loved these! I was raised in Mexico and they reminded me of the tacos from the street vendors we used to eat."

02 of 23

Spicy Shredded Beef

Browned, cubed beef is simmered with diced tomatoes, cumin, and garlic, then shredded. "A good recipe for burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and all your favorite Tex-Mex foods," says Teresa C. Rouzer. "Freezes well in heavy duty plastic freezer bags."

03 of 23

Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos

Dee's Roast Pork for Tacos
Photo by bd.weld.

Pork shoulder roasts slowly with diced green chilies and seasonings until the meat just falls apart. "This is a dish that will make your tongue jump out of your mouth, slap you in the face, and say 'Oh yeah,'" says RMARMOLEJO. "Put meat and maybe some Pico De Gallo or salsa into warm tortillas to make tacos."

04 of 23

Beef Birria Queso Tacos

Beef Birria Queso Tacos
Beef Birria Queso Tacos. Chef John

These amazing tacos are a terrific "cook once, eat twice" option. Start with Chef John's recipe for Beef Birria, which combines beef chuck and short ribs in a rich broth to create a sensational savory stew. Save some stew meat for taco night! "This is my take on what is currently the world's most trendy taco recipe," says Chef John. "Seriously, it's blowing up everywhere and when you make these you're going to understand what all the fuss is about. Start with a batch of my Beef Birria and then combine this super savory, aromatic consomé with amazing beef and cheese tacos to take it up to another level."

05 of 23

Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning
Photo by Lela.

A classic restaurant-style beef taco recipe with seasoned ground beef. "This tastes very close to the taco seasoning favored by a very popular fast-food taco restaurant," says GVSWIFE. "You can make this at home, and let your family prepare tacos the way they like."

06 of 23

Tacos in Pasta Shells

Tacos in Pasta Shells
Photo by CookinBug.

Jumbo pasta shells are stuffed with seasoned ground beef and cream cheese and baked with taco sauce. "Loved this! Pasta AND the flavor and fixin's of tacos in one recipe?...SOLD!" raves MSP. "I topped with lettuce, chopped tomato, olives, and sour cream -- perfecto!"

07 of 23

Oaxacan Tacos

Traditional Oaxacan tacos. Grill or broil the steak and serve with jalapeños, onion, cilantro, and fresh lime. "I learned how to make these tacos while a man from Oaxaca, Mexico lived with my family," says Lola. "They are traditional Mexican tacos and one of the best things I know how to make. The steak may be broiled or grilled if you prefer."

08 of 23

Taqueria-Style Tacos

TaqueriaStyleTacos
Image by Heinkers.

Authentic taqueria-style carne asada tacos. Serve on soft corn tortillas with onion relish and salsa. "We're thinking about opening a taco stand with this recipe....ha ha!' says RNACHEFS. "Seriously this recipe was the best! We used our own salsa though--and grilled the steak on the BBQ finished it off in a pan."

09 of 23

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos
Caroline C

Crumbled chorizo sausage with scrambled eggs, Jack cheese, and hot sauce. "Excellent and easy, one of our new favorite breakfasts," says curioushodson. "I love this recipe as is, but might try to vary it up in the future maybe by adding potatoes."

10 of 23

Double Decker Tacos

Double Decker Tacos photo by DIZ♥_resized
Double Decker Tacos photo by DIZ♥.

These tacos are twice as nice! Spread refried beans on a soft flour tortilla and wrap it around a crisp taco shell filled with seasoned beef and all the fixings. "Probably the best Taco I've ever had," says Ron. "My son & I always differed on the choice of hard Tacos (him), vs soft Tacos (me)--this recipe takes care of both."

11 of 23

Taco Mix with Black Beans

Taco Mix with Black Beans
Photo by moaa.

A super-simple mixture of beef, black beans, salsa, and taco seasoning. Dinner's ready in about 15 minutes. "My kids gobble this filling up, and it has the benefit of being easy to make and nutritious, too!" says Stephanie Land. "Serve with taco shells and top with lettuce and cheese. My favorite use is on a taco salad with cheese, tortilla strips, salsa, ranch dressing, romaine lettuce, and peppers. Yummy!"

12 of 23

Mexican Taco Pizza

Mexican Pizza I
Photo by CookinBug.

When Taco Tuesday collides with Pizza Night, crazy deliciousness ensues. "EASY & FUN TO MAKE! Always a great answer to 'what do I do with the leftover tortillas?'" says Christina Siciliano. "You can make this even easier and faster by using canned black or pinto beans...ground up if you wish. Just BE SURE to drain out the juice that comes in the can. I sometimes use salsa & cheese sauce instead of tomatoes & grated cheese. It depends on what I have on hand and want to use up!"

13 of 23

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos
Photo by Meredith.

Beer battered cod, served in corn tortillas with shredded cabbage and a zesty white sauce. "I've made this recipe as is with the fried fish and it is great, but I have also grilled the fish and it has come out even more tasty," says Maya. "The sauce is amazing as is though. None of the flavors are too overpowering, and it's so tangy on the fish, a perfect combination!"

14 of 23

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa
Photo by SunnyByrd.

Spicy grilled fish cooled down with a fresh crunchy, fresh corn salsa. "Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn," says LouiseCol. "Your guests will swim back for seconds!"

15 of 23

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole.

Fill warm corn tortillas with spicy chipotle shrimp and garnish with cilantro, onion, and a squeeze of lime. "This recipe was sooo good!" says Amy Connor Stivers. "I added one more pepper than what was called for and it had a great kick, which is how we like it. We also served these with a dollup of sour cream and chopped avocado which helped to cut the spice perfectly."

16 of 23

Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing

Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing
Photo by CookinBug.

Flavorful fish tacos are grilled instead of fried. Try them with salsa fresca, cabbage, a squeeze of lime juice, and chopped cilantro. "These are amazing. We have been looking for good fish taco's since moving from California, and this beats all the restaurants in town by far," says Owen. "The sauce is very hot though, and we reduced the chili powder & chipotle en adobo to our taste."

17 of 23

Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos

Turkey and Yam Spicy Tacos
Photo by LindaT.

Sweet-hot tacos with low-fat turkey and a surprising yam twist. "Yams are so healthy and cheap, if only there were ways to use them besides topping with marshmallows! Enter this recipe! It's so good," says eclairical. "It's pretty forgiving, so don't worry too much about getting the right amount of everything."

18 of 23

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos
Photo by Dianne. Dianne

Cubed chicken breast is gently seasoned with vinegar, lime juice, sugar, green onion, and oregano. "Fantastic recipe! Having a lime based flavor was a great change of pace from the typical tomato base I usually fix," says Debby Marney Mattingly. "Highly recommend!!

19 of 23

Steve's Roasted Chicken Soft Tacos

Steve's Roasted Chicken Soft Tacos
Photo by Baking Nana.

Seasoned rotisserie chicken, pico de gallo, and cheese. Quick and easy, perfect for weeknights. "Easy to prepare, very simple, and tastes great," says Jillian. "Perfect for a quick weeknight meal! Plus it's a great way to use up leftover chicken."

20 of 23

Black Bean Soft Tacos

Black Bean Tacos
Black Bean Tacos | Photo by Diana71.

These tangy black bean and salsa verde tacos are ready in about 25 minutes. "This is a very easy and delicious recipe," says cookin'mama. "I made them one day ahead of serving them for the flavors to blend and served them on homemade tortillas."

21 of 23

Tofu Tacos I

Tofu Tacos I
Tofu Tacos I | Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

Tofu is seasoned with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, lime juice and tomato sauce, and fried until crispy. "My husband loves tacos and since we have gone vegitarian he has missed them," says PICASSO_BLUE_DOG. "I made this recipe, and he ate it all. The tofu really takes the flavor that taco meat has. He loved it."


22 of 23

Vegetarian Chickpea Tacos

side view of two crisp-shelled tacos on a plate with a wedge of lime and guacamole in the background
Buckwheat Queen

These healthy vegan tacos are quick and easy, featuring chickpeas seasoned with traditional taco seasonings. "Use this mixture as you would taco meat in taco shells or tortillas," says Dana D. "Add desired toppings and enjoy!"

Was this page helpful?
You’ll Also Love