San Antonio Beef Puffy Tacos
Recipe: San Antonio Beef Puffy Tacos
Original tacos were a little different than the U-shaped tortillas invented by entrepreneur Glen Bell of Taco Bell. The real deal begins with a ball of masa flattened into a thin round that's fried to a golden crispness. The masa puffs up a bit, which is how the moniker "puffy taco" came into play. Ours are stuffed with ground beef that has been seasoned with jalapeños, cumin, chili powder and—if you like—Mexican beer. Then fill it with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and enjoy.
Ancho Chile Flank Steak and Sweet Potato Tacos
For an extra burst of flavor, stir a few tablespoons of pan drippings into your sour cream.
Crunchy Jerk Tacos with Watermelon-Mango Salsa
Inexpensive, flavorful, and nearly impossible to overcook, chicken thighs are the MVP of poultry cuts. Try them in crunchy jerk tacos.
Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa
Try this fresh serving idea: Assemble and serve tortillas in parchment paper-lined cups.
Recipe: Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa
Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Recipe: Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Fresh salsa, warmed tortillas, and a spicy brisket filling make these tacos one winner of a dinner.
Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor with All the Fixings
Start by slow-cooking pork shoulder in an aromatic bath of pineapple, beer (try a floral, spiced white ale like Hoegaarden or Blue Moon), and canned chipotles in adobo. Then shred the meat and set out a taco bar full of fresh flavors, bright colors, and crunchy textures. You can't go wrong here. We like bowls of crumbled cheeses, sliced radishes, chopped onions, avocado, shredded cabbage, and plenty of fresh cilantro.
Suadero Tacos with Serrano-Cilantro Salsa
This delicious flank steak recipe for Suadero Tacos with Serrano-Cilantro Salsa is inspired by street tacos found on food trucks.
Sesame Chicken Tacos
Recipe: Sesame Chicken Tacos
Baja and Beijing collide in a healthy new way with taco night.
Tacos Al Pastor
Recipe: Tacos Al Pastor
These authentic tacos are filled with a flavorful mixture of seasoned pork, pineapple tidbits, and freshly chopped cilantro. Finish with desired toppings such as chopped jalapeño or crumbled queso fresco.
Poblano Fish Tacos
Recipe: Poblano Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are all the rage now. Make your own in no time with this easy recipe for fish tacos.
Greek Chicken Tacos
Recipe: Greek Chicken 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.
Caribbean Pork Tacos
Recipe: Caribbean Pork Tacos
The combination of salty char-grilled meat with fiery-sweet salsa makes this a Test Kitchen favorite.
Fried Chicken Tacos with Buttermilk-Jalapeño Sauce
Pick up a sack of cripsy, crunchy, oh-so-good store-bought fried chicken and serve up one of these convenient recipes in no time.
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Recipe: Grilled Chicken 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.
Vietnamese Barbecue Tacos
Recipe: Vietnamese Barbecue Tacos
Vibrant Vietnamese flavors are served Tex-Mex style with a spicy sauce for dipping.
Grilled Pork Tacos
Recipe: Grilled Pork Tacos
Here's a delicious (and healthy) change of pace from the usual ground beef tacos.
Citrus Shrimp Tacos
Fried Okra Tacos
The salty crunch of Fried Okra Tacos puts Tex-Mex takeout to shame. A sprinkling of sugar in the cornmeal coating caramelizes as the okra cooks, creating a crisp, golden crust.
Recipe: Fried Okra Tacos
Tempura Shrimp Tacos
Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef 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: Migas Tacos
Get out of your cereal rut at breakfast with these Tex-Mex breakfast tacos filled with cheeesy scrambled eggs.
Easy Skillet Tacos
Recipe: Easy Skillet Tacos
Tacos are a great go-to weeknight meal, and these fantastic tacos make family dinners easy. We'll have you mixing up your own simple taco seasoning—these tacos get their flavor from cumin and chili powder without the additional sodium often found in packaged seasoning mixes—and you'll love the full, rich flavor of it with your ground beef. For these skillet tacos, we suggest you cover them with Cheddar cheese and cilantro, making every bite a cheesy, gooey, delicious sensation. Then, top off your crunchy tacos with any of our delicious toppings: try shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, or sour cream—or even better, just pile them all on.
Recipe: Picadillo 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.
Southwest Shrimp Tacos
Recipe: Southwest Shrimp Tacos
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.
Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef 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.
Shredded Grilled Tilapia Tacos
Recipe: Shredded Grilled Tilapia Tacos
Tilapia tacos are a healthier version of fried fish tacos that grills the fish instead of pan-frying it in oil. The citrus juices and spicy slaw in this recipe pack in tons of flavor.
Lean Green Lettuce Tacos
Recipe: Lean Green Lettuce 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.