National Taco Day is here! Celebrate with our favorite taco recipes!
National Taco Day Recipes
Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos
The beef cheeks, marbled and melting after more than three hours in the oven, absorb the spices, coffee, chile and peanut butter from the marinade and sing with the freshness of the lime juice in which they’re braised. Add a warm corn tortilla, some addictive pink pickled onions, a slab of avocado, and a fistful of cilantro leaves, and you’ve got an epic taco. Make sure to save any leftover onions! We’ve used them on toasts with smoked salmon, in watercress salads, and on top of burgers.
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Bean & Butternut Tacos with Green Salsa
Beans and roasted butternut squash make an outstanding vegetarian taco filling. For the best flavor, use fresh, good-quality chili powder and Mexican oregano. Look for both at Latin markets or in the bulk spice section at well-stocked natural-foods stores.
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Beer-Braised Turkey Tacos
Skinless turkey thighs and drumsticks are packed with flavor; they're also low in fat and high in protein and essential minerals like selenium. In this recipe, braise the meat in beer until ultra tender, then shred it for tacos.
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Chipotle-Rubbed Salmon Tacos
These tacos are a great way to eat heart-healthy salmon. Top the fish with crunchy cabbage - a traditional taco garnish that has all kinds of vitamins and minerals, like vitamins A and C and calcium. The tangy apple-cucumber salsa is juicy, crisp and full of fiber.
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Korean Steak & Mushroom Tacos with Kimchi
For a bit of fusion try these Korean meets Mexican tacos. The spicy, pickled flavor and crunchy texture of kimchi, the Korean cousin to sauerkraut, is just right on these Korean steak-and-mushroom tacos. Serve with steamed brown rice and sautéed bok choy with chili-garlic sauce.
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Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes
Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from "everyday" to "ta-da!" Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream.
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Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw
Fish tacos are a staple among California surfers but are often beer-battered and fried. This healthier, grilled version enriches the guacamole with low-fat sour cream.
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Get ready for a fiesta! National Taco Day is here, and it's time to celebrate the festive food holiday with delectable taco recipes. From chipotle-rubbed salmon tacos to duck confit tacos and even taco salads, we've compiled recipes for every taste.
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