They come in a variety of containers, literally, from the crisp crunch of the hard shell taco to the delicate flavors of a flour or corn tortilla taco. But figuring out the holder is probably the simplest part of the equation: figuring out what to stuff in it comes next. From tender grilled beef, chicken, and pork, to slow-cooked and slow roasted versions of these same meats, picking the perfect taco filling can be a challenging task. Add in sweet-and-savory seafood from shrimp to fish and you can see how difficult making the perfect taco can be.
Finally, there are the toppings: from fiery hot sauces made with red or green chiles to fresh-chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and more, making and dressing a taco is an art in itself. To make the decisions easier, here at Southern Living we've put together some recipes to make Taco Tuesday an occasion. You'll love San Antonio Beef Puffy Tacos, made with a puffed-up ball of golden-crisp masa. Or maybe you'd prefer Ancho Chile Flank Steak and Sweet Potato Tacos. Whatever your tastes, tacos can be on the table any night of the week.