Get inspiration for your next Taco Tuesday meal from these 20 awesome recipes!
There’s something here for everyone. Whether you prefer beef, chicken, pork, seafood, or vegan options, you’ll find a range of ideas to help you create a delicious hand-held meal. From slow cookers to Instant Pots and from skillets to oven, you’ll learn different cooking methods for make-ahead meals as well as make-in-a-hurry options to easily complete your next weekly meal plan.
Explore different toppings, too, such as slaws and sauces to make your tacos extra yummy. Learn modern ways to fill those taco shells with ingredients that will take your Taco Tuesday meal to a tasty new level that will earn you rave reviews from family and friends.
Get your fiesta started with one of these zesty taco recipes!
Carne Asada Street Tacos
For the best carne asada meat, marinate it before grilling as well as applying a dry rub. You’ll be amazed at the mouth-watering flavor and juiciness this gives the flank steak. Use corn tortillas to wrap this deliciousness in, complete with toppings like guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and Cotija cheese.
Recipe by Carlsbad Cravings
Buffalo Chicken Tacos
Take a shortcut by using shredded rotisserie chicken smothered with Buffalo sauce as your main taco filling. Flour tortillas work well for this filling which you can top with lettuce, avocado, cilantro, cheese, onion and sour cream or ranch dressing! Oh, and more Buffalo sauce, of course!
Recipe by Happy Foods Tube
Oven Baked Beef Tacos
When you need to feed a crowd, use this easy taco hack to make sure everyone has a handful of beefy crunch to munch on. Brown your beef, fill your standup taco shells with the mixture plus shredded cheese and place them in a baking dish. Bake until heated through and then let your family and friends add their favourite toppings.
Recipe by The Diary Of A Real Housewife
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
Black beans and smoky baked sweet potato cubes make the delicious veggie filling for these tacos. Fill your corn shells with it and top with salsa verde, avocado, cilantro, crumbled cotija cheese and a dash of lime juice. So good!
Recipe by Simply Recipes
Blackened Salmon Tacos
These tacos get an authentic-tasting blackened char not only on the salmon, but the tortillas, as well. A spicy rub enhances the salmon flavour. Let the flavour shine through by adding just a few toppings, such as crunchy lettuce and a spicy avocado salsa. Perfection!
Recipe by House Of Nash Eats
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos
Keep it meat-free with this hearty portobello mushroom taco that packs a tasty flavor thanks to a little spice on them before grilling. These work best in flour tortillas. Top with guacamole, tomatoes, onion, and sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Recipe by Salt And Lavender
Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos
These chipotle chicken tacos get up-leveled with the addition of Mexican street corn. Start by marinated chicken tenders before cooking. Grill your corn and make the zesty corn salad for the main topping for these awesome tacos. Drizzle your tacos with a simple sour cream-based
Recipe by Little Spice Jar
Instant Pot Lentil Tacos
These lentil tacos are super filling, so you’ll never miss the meat. Did you know that you can make delicious lentils in your Instant Pot in just 15 minutes? It’s true! Season them for tacos and fill your tortillas or shells and add your favourite toppings. Easy!
Recipe by Taste Better From Scratch
Saucy Turkey Tacos
Swap out ground beef for ground turkey in this taco meat alternative. Tomato sauce adds a deeper flavour dimension that makes these irresistible. Use your favourite shell and toppings and serve these with confidence.
Recipe by Culinary Hill
Korean Beef Tacos
You’ll love the caramelized sauce that develops as you cook this Korean BBQ beef. Toast your tortillas before filling them up with beef, tasty purple cabbage, avocado, cilantro, and the spicy Sriracha and lime crema that’s an absolute must!
Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen
Roasted Chipotle Chicken Taco Stacks
Let go of the hand-help taco concept and try this layered stack version instead. Dip each corn taco in salsa verde and then place in a baking dish. Start your layers with the chipotle chicken and cheese, add another dipped taco and repeat for several more layers. Bake for 25 minutes and top each stack with jalapeños, onions, cilantro, and Cotija cheese before serving.
Recipe by How Sweet Eats
Spicy Jackfruit Tacos
Jackfruit is an amazing vegan stand-in for meat. Spicy it up for tacos and add it to corn tortillas along with some refried black beans, red cabbage, hot sauce and a garnish of cilantro. Major yum!
Recipe by Minimalist Baker
These fresh shrimp tacos get a spicy kick with the addition of chipotle mayo topping, a touch of sweetness from a pineapple citrus slaw and a zesty bite from pico de gallo. Make the toppings ahead of time so all you need to do is cook the shrimp and assemble these tasty tacos!
Recipe by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Vegan Teriyaki Cauliflower Tacos
Cauliflower florets get seasoned with a sweet teriyaki sauce before a session in the oven. When cooked,,add them to your flour tortillas along with red cabbage and spring onions. Finish it all with a drizzle of avocado and lime sauce. Pretty and delicious!
Recipe by Lauren Caris Cooks
Pork Carnitas Tacos
Use your slow cooker or Instant Pot to make the juicy pulled pork for these tacos. Use pork shoulder for best results. When ready, stuff your warm corn tortillas with topping such as Cotija cheese, salsa, diced onions, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.
Recipe by Isabel Eats
Easy Chicken Tacos
These simple chicken tacos are always a family favourite. Be sure and marinate the chicken breasts before cooking since that will boost the flavour profile to beyond delicious. Load the taco shells of your choice with the cooked chicken, shredded lettuce, cheese , salsa and your other
Recipe by Dinner At The Zoo
Mole-Spiced Chickpea & Grilled Zucchini Tacos
Spice up a can of chickpeas with a mole dry seasoning and grill some zucchini. Add this filling to your soft flour or corn tortillas. Some pickled radishes and toasted pepitas are also a great addition. Top with a Greek yogurt and lime crema.
Recipe by Snixy Kitchen
Hummus Breakfast Tacos
Here’s a quick way to pull a meal together. Use soft flour tortillas, slather with hummus, scramble your eggs and add them on top of the hummus. Top with shredded cheese, cilantro and onions. Enjoy!
Recipe by Budget Bytes
Easy Fish Tacos With Lime Crema
Mild white fish, such as cod, snapper, or talipia, gets a quick session in the oven before being added to a soft taco shell. Use the homemade mild seasoning on the fish. Top the tacos with the easy coleslaw recipe and drizzle with the simple lime crema. Delish!
Recipe by Ahead Of Thyme
Chorizo And Potato Breakfast Tacos
Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these zesty tacos will be a hit. Ground chorizo works best, along with cubed Russet potatoes. Cook the chorizo and potatoes along with onions. Scramble your eggs and mix everything together and add to your favourite taco shells. Top with salsa and cheese and enjoy!
Recipe by The Chunky Chef