Tacos are fun to make and eat and can be made with relatively affordable ingredients, which makes them perfect for feeding a crowd. They’re also very flexible in terms of how you make them—you can dress them up with lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or shredded cabbage. Or, simply go for sliced radishes and pickled onions for a street taco feel. Don’t have much in the pantry? No problem. Here are the simple recipes for tacos!
Grilled Salmon Tacos
Grill salmon with a Mexican-inspired spice rub, then cut the fillets into bite-sized pieces for smoky fish tacos. Top them with avocado, red onion, ranch dressing or sour cream, and tomatoes or salsa for delicious tacos. They taste great on warmed soft tortillas. Either corn or flour works just fine.
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
Use your Instant Pot to make this simple chicken taco that’s easy enough for a weeknight meal. A few simple spices you probably already have in your cabinet give it Mexican flavor in a flash. Just add your favorite taco toppings and you’ve got dinner.
This typical Jalisco street food takes some time and effort, but the result is worth it. The recipe includes several different types of chiles, but feel free to use whichever dried ones you can find. Goat meat is the traditional protein, but you can also use pork, beef, or a mixture, too. You will also need a Dutch oven with a rack inside to cook the meat.
Chorizo and Avocado Breakfast Tacos
Yes, you should be eating tacos for breakfast. These savory tacos use tater tots, eggs, chorizo sausage, and your other favorite taco seasonings for a delicious start to your day. Try them for Cinco de Mayo or anytime you want a little South-of-the-border flare.
Believe it or not, these ground beef tacos were actually invented by a Scandinavian woman. They’re easy to make and a smart budget stretcher since it calls for affordable ground beef. This recipe comes out very mild, so if you prefer tacos hot enough to sear your tongue, add some minced chile peppers. Jalapeños add a mild heat, while Serrano chiles are hotter, and habaneros—watch out.
This recipe is a fabulous way to use up leftover meatloaf, and it gets dinner on the table in just 25 minutes. Canned refried beans, onion, tomato sauce, salsa, sour cream, and any other toppings that strike your fancy round it all out. Avocado would add a creamy element that would taste great with the meat.
For a fun do-it-yourself meal, have diners assemble their own tacos. Just put out everything the recipe calls for (and more toppings if you’d like) and let everyone have fun creating their own edible masterpiece.