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Great Taco Recipes

When it's Taco Tuesday—or any day—try our recipes for tacos with pork, ground beef, chicken, steak and fish. Healthy taco recipes include one that substitutes chopped mushrooms for part of the meat.
  • Shredded Pork Tacos

    Shredded Pork Tacos

    Root beer and chipotle peppers yield pulled pork that's sweet, spicy, smoky and marvelously tender—perfect for wrapping in a tortilla with cheese and vegetables.

    Shredded Pork Tacos

  • Chicken Carnitas Tacos

    Chicken Carnitas Tacos

    These crazy-good fried chicken tacos aren't for weeknights--but they aren't hard at all. Save them for a weekend party, when you'll have time to make TV host and author Andrew Zimmern's Tomatillo-Avocado and Grilled Pineapple salsas, too.

    Chicken Carnitas Tacos 

  • Garlicky Fish Tacos

    Garlicky Fish Tacos

    Our pan-fried tilapia is drizzled with garlic butter and lime juice. We garnished ours with fresh cilantro, fresh parsley and sliced pickled red onion. 

    To quick pickle the onions, combine a sliced red onion with a generous pour of cider vinegar, a spoonful of brown sugar, toasted cumin seeds and a bit of salt. Let sit at room temperature for an hour before serving.

    Garlicky Fish Tacos

  • Better-For-You Taco Meat

    Better-For-You Taco Meat

    Nutrient-filled mushrooms replace some of the beef in this family-friendly taco filling, but they're finely chopped, so you won't even notice they're there! Use the meat for tacos, or on nachos or baked potatoes. (And feel free to trade the ground beef for pork or turkey.)

    Better-For-You Taco Meat

  • Slow-Cooker Carnitas Tacos

    Slow-Cooker Carnitas Tacos

    Cumin- and orange-perfumed pulled pork tastes great topped with sliced green onion, jicama and our salsa verde.

    Slow-Cooker Carnitas Tacos

    No-Cook Salsa Verde

  • Beer-Braised Brisket Tacos

    Beer-Braised Brisket Tacos

    Season fork-tender meat with oregano, cinnamon and coriander. Then, for an extra easy-yet-authentic flavor boost, top with cabbage, radish and queso fresco.

    Beer-Braised Brisket Tacos

  • Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

    Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

    Cumin and cinnamon spice up ordinary frozen tilapia fillets for a fragrant pan-fried fish taco filling. Just add margaritas for the full restaurant experience.

    Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

  • Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

    Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

    Fresh tomatillos and jicama add authentic tartness and crunch to this made-in-minutes dinner. You can find both veggies at large supermarkets or Latin groceries.

    Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

  • Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

    Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

    Fresh fruit and bottled barbecue sauce lend sassy sweetness to low-cal, vitamin-rich grilled fish tacos.

    Mango-Barbecue Fish Tacos

  • Mexican Tacos Carnitas

    Mexican Tacos Carnitas

    Slow-cook pork shoulder roast and Mexican spices to tender goodness, then serve with corn tortillas. Fresh cilantro, green onion and bottled green salsa add the finishing touches.

    Mexican Tacos Carnitas

  • North Woods Fish Tacos

    North Woods Fish Tacos

    We trolled the lakes for this south-of-the-Canadian-border specialty. To give extra zip to the marinated whitefish, spoon on sweet-tart Midwest cherry salsa. Roll the chunked-up fish in a tortilla with the burgundy salsa, and finish it off with tangy sour cream.

    North Woods Fish Tacos

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