Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!
Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!
Al Pastor Quesatacos
Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.
You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!
Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas
Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!
If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.
Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon
These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.
Let’s not forget some sides:
Hatch Salsa Verde
Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili 🙂
Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!
The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!
Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips
I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.
Happy Taco Tuesday!
PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever 🙂