Taco Tuesday is an official holiday, at least in this household. With five taco-lovers, Tuesday is the most anticipated day of the week. Taco Tuesday always turns into a taco fun day filled with laughs and memories in the making.
Now that Taco Tuesday is officially a thing in my home, trying out new recipes is our new favorite activity. Do not get me wrong. I adore the traditional style taco, but enjoying something new is nice, too. My husband learned very quickly that a few other versions of the taco hit the spot just as well as the regular taco we prepared.
Fish tacos are a thing, and they taste so great. We eat them at least monthly because they are also healthy. Getting kids to eat healthily is not easy so when we find a meal they like; I stick to it. Use any type of fish you like and your choice of hard or soft shells. Add tartar sauce and lettuce and if you like, a few chopped onions. Fish tacos are done!
Chili cheese tacos were one of my favorite recipes, but not a big hit with the kids. Simply make a pot of homemade chili, fill hard taco shells with the chili, top with diced onion, shredded cheese, and cilantro, and dinner is done.
I can thank the beautiful and talented Rachael Ray for this Spicy Shrimp recipe, but I do warn you that it is hot. Do not be afraid to make a few substitutes if you cannot handle the heat. It is delicious for the husband and me. You will need limes, scallions, garlic, green garlic sauce, and soft taco shells for this recipe.
Breakfast tacos are a lot of fun and a nice change to our normal routine. I use soft tacos, sauce, bacon, potatoes, and eggs in my tacos. Prepare them all as normal and place inside the taco shell with your favorite sauce or condiment. Delicious!
Pulled pork tacos taste amazing when the meat sits in red wine vinegar for about 15-minutes before you prepare it. Topped with pickled onions piled high in a soft-shell taco, top your pulled pork tacos with sour cream, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper.
For a healthy taco, try the Greens taco. I love the flavorful combinations found in this taco and of course, knowing that it is healthy. Made with sweet potato, olive oil, garlic, kale, avocado, and lime juice, the meat-free taco is hearty and filling. Start by preparing sweet potatoes and garlic in a saucepan with oil over medium heat. Cook for about 8 minutes and then add the kale. Place two tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture in each tortilla shell and serve topped with avocado and spinach leaves.
I really like this simple steak taco recipe that I picked up from a local taco truck. Simple brown flat-iron steak in a skillet over medium-high heat until brown. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, soy sauce, cumin, and dried oregano. Stir well. Cook your soft-shell tortillas on each side for approximately 60 seconds. Add the flatiron steak mixture to the taco shells. Top with diced onion, cilantro, and red sauce.
Another pretty simple, kid-approved taco night recipe is sloppy joes’ tacos. Simply prepare sloppy joe as usual, but instead of putting the mixture between a bun, slap it inside a hard-shell taco. Top the sloppy joe taco with sour cream and tomatoes, if desired.
We also add a spin to traditional tacos by baking in the oven. Prepare ground beef as normal. Gather all your taco toppings. In a casserole dish, layer your choice of hard or soft taco shells, followed by a layer of meat and another layer of shells. Continue until all the shells and meat is gone. Add shredded Mexican-style cheese and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and your choice of sauces.
With this guide to Taco Tuesday, every week delivers a new, exciting taste for your family to explore. Try any of the 10 favorite recipes above with love, from my family to yours.
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