8 tasty taco recipes for National Taco Day
Oct. 4 is National Taco Day—a magical day that celebrates the south of the border staple that wins hearts for its tastiness and portability. Here are eight great taco recipes to make at home.
Recipe: Fish tacos with chipotle cream <Br>Any firm white fish will work. Assemble each taco with two corn tortillas as the base; this taqueria custom ensures that filling won’t tumble onto your plate.
Set out a stack of warm tortillas wrapped in a festive napkin, bowls of grated Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Offer a spicy turkey and bean filling packed with colorful vegetables, and let each diner choose, wrap, and savor this easy meal.
Recipe: Tacos al pastor
Home cooks won’t be able to replicate authentic rotisserie-cooked pork, but broiling or grilling marinated pork tenderloin, and serving it with chunks of pineapple in corn tortillas, comes close. When assembling tacos it’s important not to overfill them; if they’re too heavy or drippy they’ll fall apart.
Recipe: Scrambled egg and chorizo tacos
After the chorizo comes out of the skillet, use some of the fat to fry the onions (and give it loads of flavor). Then scramble the eggs in the same pan until they are soft. Serve with flour tortillas, scallions, cilantro, and cherry tomatoes.
Fill breakfast tortillas with scrambled eggs, cheese, and, depending on your preferences, refried beans, salsa, tomatoes, avocados, even bacon or sausage. The idea is to mix and match to create tacos that appeal to your family.
Recipe: Crock pot beef barbacoa tacos (Chow Down Beantown)
Traditionally beef barbacoa is made with the entire cow’s head, but for cooking-at-home purposes we used chuck. This is a perfect party recipe because it’s easy to make, fairly inexpensive, yields more beef than you can probably handle and everyone loves it.