13 Quick-Fix Taco Suppers
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.
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.
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.
Tacos Al Pastor
Recipe: Tacos Al Pastor
Tacos Al pastor is a Mexican dish featuring a pork and pineapple mixture. 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.
Easy Skillet Tacos
Recipe: Easy Skillet Tacos
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.
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.
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.
Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa
Recipe: Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa
Try this fresh serving idea: Assemble and serve tortillas in parchment paper-lined cups.
Fried Chicken Tacos with Buttermilk-Jalapeño Sauce
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.
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.