13 Quick-Fix Taco Suppers
Ancho chile powder and hot sauce give a kick to the grilled shrimp, but the cabbage-and-carrot mixture adds a cool, fresh crunch to the tacos.
Recipe: Southwest Shrimp Tacos
Picadillo Tacos are filled with lean ground beef, vegetables, and chipotle peppers for a slight kick. For a vegetarian option, see our meatless picadillo variation.
Recipe: Picadillo Tacos
Queso fresco is Spanish for "fresh cheese." It has a soft and crumbly texture (similar to feta) with mild flavor. You can find it in the dairy section of larger supermarkets.
Recipe: Lean Green Lettuce Tacos
Tacos Al pastor is a Mexican dish featuring a pork and pineapple mixutre. By marinating the pork with pineapple, the protein in the pork breaks down resulting in very tender meat. These tacos are genererally served on soft tortillas and include cilantro, onions, lime juice, pineapple, and salsa.
Recipe: Tacos Al Pastor
Tacos are an easy go-to on a busy weeknight because all you have to do is prepare the beef and chop the topping and everyone can make their own. These tacos get their flavor from cumin and chili powder.
- Recipe: Easy Skillet Tacos
Brown the meat in a Dutch oven, then let the slow-cooker work its magic as the rich spices meld. You can also serve the versatile, tender beef over baked potatoes instead of in soft tortilla shells.
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos
Get out of your cereal rut at breakfast with these Tex-Mex breakfast tacos filled with cheeesy scrambled eggs.
Recipe: Migas Tacos
Spice up taco night with these quick tacos. Jazz up ordinary salsa with mango, cilantro, and hot sauce, and serve a side of refried black beans for an easy weeknight meal.
Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tacos
Try this fresh serving idea: Assemble and serve tortillas in parchment paper-lined cups.
Recipe: Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa
Use this creamy sauce to dress up store-bought fried chicken or as a salad dressing or dip for wings. Adjust the heat by adding more or less jalapeño. We like to double up on the tortillas, taco-truck style, for any of these tacos.
Crisp lettuce cups offer a light, refreshing spin to this Greek salad-inspired taco, but feel free to use warm flour tortillas or pitas instead.
Recipe: Greek Chicken Tacos
The combination of salty char-grilled meat with fiery-sweet salsa makes this a Test Kitchen favorite.
Recipe: Caribbean Pork Tacos