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Family gatherings call for a Taco Tuesday! Mexican taco recipes are a sure-fire way to keep family members coming back for more. Tacos are a versatile food item and you can experiment with various ingredients. Load it up with meat, go vegan, or try other unique recipes. The only limitation is your imagination! If you’re planning on a Taco Tuesday, here are a collection of taco recipes and ideas that are easy to prepare, yet will definitely delight your palate with loaded flavors and fun!
Spicy Chicken Tacos
Instead of using ground beef, experiment with spicy ranch chicken tacos. All you need to do is to prepare frozen popcorn chicken and purchase a spicy ranch dressing readily available in your local grocery store. This recipe only takes a few minutes to make but will surely be enjoyed by your guests. Load the tacos up with any toppings you and your guests prefer — shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, or tomato slices.
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Pulled Pork BBQ Tacos
Pulled pork is also an excellent option for a taco. However, preparing pulled pork can take hours using the traditional method. Luckily, Instant Pot and the best meat tenderizers now allow you to enjoy pulled pork in just a little over an hour! To make this simple Taco Tuesday recipe, simply add your favorite BBQ sauce to your pulled pork. You can prepare your special sauce or just purchase ready-to-mix BBQ sauce for convenience. Top it off with coleslaw and enjoy!
Mexican Taco Casserole
Casseroles are a party staple. Aside from being straightforward to make, they are also loaded with a mix of different flavors and textures. This recipe can be fun to make since you can add any ingredient you like. Top it off with crunchy chips such as Fritos, Tortilla chips, or your favorite Doritos. Whichever you like, a casserole will surely make a mouth-watering dish.
If you need to do some errands before your Taco Tuesday fiests, no worries! Prepare your casserole in the morning or the day before. Keep it in the fridge and heat an hour before dinnertime. Crunchy toppings are a hit, and you can also add fresh lettuce for an extra fresh taste.
Easy Taco Pasta
Running out of time? No worries! This easy meal idea allows you to prepare a delicious dinner within 15 minutes! You’ll only need large pasta shells, seasoned taco meat, and some spices to make this delightful Mexican favorite. Since it only takes a few minutes to do, you and your family can definitely enjoy it even when you’re caught up with a few tasks at work. Adding a spoonful of sour cream and cheese can make your family go totally loco over this meal.
One-pot Beef and Rice Taco
One-pot dinners are easy to prepare yet bursting with so much flavor that you surely can’t get enough of. A beef and rice taco will surely be a hit for a fun evening with friends or family. The best thing about it, you won’t need to cook the rice separately. So, you have more time for other dishes you want to prepare. Serving it with shredded cheese and your favorite taco toppings completes this recipe.
Surprisingly, sliders are also a hit meal idea for Taco Tuesday. Just like any favorite sandwich, stuff your buns with taco meat and cheese, easy peezy! Brush them off with a mix of garlic and butter, and pop it into your oven, and within 30 minutes, you’ll have golden-brown sliders to enjoy. Prepare a side of salsa and guacamole, and enjoy.
Making Taco Seasoning
Taco seasoning is now available in packets for easy preparation. However, if you want the best-tasting taco meat, you can actually prepare it yourself. Preparing taco seasoning is easy and will only take a few minutes to complete, but your taco recipes will never be the same again! Strat with your favorite chili powder and combine it with cumin. The add any regular spices and other seasonings you use at home. Keep the mixture in an airtight container and use it when you want to prepare dishes for a fun Taco Tuesday.
Tacos are undeniably one of the most versatile and easy-to-make dishes you can prepare at home. With a different mix of seasonings and ingredients, you’ll have flavorful and fun recipes your family and friends will surely enjoy. Tacos also blend well with various toppings and sides, such as coleslaw, cheese, salsa, and guacamole. The ideas are endless! What are you waiting for? Invite your friends and family over and expect a fun Mexican night with your guests!