Top 5 Taco Recipes

The growing popularity of Tacos

Tacos have become all the craze. We have Taco Tuesday and taco food trucks and even people serving tacos at their weddings.
There’s a reason people are falling in love with them more and more. They are so easy to put together and super cheep to make. No matter what kind of meat you like there’s a taco for you.

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos first came from Baja Califorina, Mexico. We’ve kept our Fish Tacos true to its origin. Grilled or fried with lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, and a sour cream or citrus/mayonnaise sauce. Sounds so easy but the flavor is unbeatable. I prefer a fish taco over any other.

Tacos Salad

Taco Salad is a Tex-Mex recipe originating in Texas during the 1960’s. It has always been one of my favorites. Put pretty much anything you’d put in a taco or on a salad and you’re good to go. Growing up it was often on the menu for Sunday Dinner. I liked it the best because it was one of the only meals that we were allowed to dish up ourselves. So I could make it exactly how I wanted leaving items on or off as I pleased.

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Chicken Tacos are the best because almost everyone loves chicken. You just can’t go wrong with these. This recipe is so versatile. Put it in a rice bowl or on a salad or even in a burrito. But honestly on a lightly fried and salted flour taco shell is my favorite.

Street Tacos

We just can’t get enough of these Street Tacos. If we ever see a taco truck parked on the side of the road we always stop in and grab a few tacos. My oldest daughter loves these especially if we make them with Lengua. For many years she has requests them for her birthday dinner. No matter what kind of meat you decide to use for your street tacos don’t forget the fresh ingredients. Chopped onion, cilantro and lime are a must.

Barbacoa Tacos

No one really knows were tacos originally came from but they are not an ago old recipe. The earliest account is from the 19th Century.
One of the first types of tacos is called tacos de minero. Which translates to miner’s tacos. It has lead people to believe that the Mexican silver miners most likely invented the taco.

Barbacoa Tacos is probably the kind of tacos we make most often. We usually use a beef chuck and that makes for a lot of yummy tacos. Check out our top five tacos video below and decide for yourself which is your favorite.

Taco Tuesdays

Even though we all love tacos and you wouldn’t think someone should be able to make a calm on the words Taco Tuesday. You should be careful when using it. Since 1989, Taco Tuesday® has been a registered trademark of Taco John’s. Even though the history goes way beyond them. They actually battle with other companies for the phrase. Sounds kind of silly to me. Any good Mexican knows every day is a good day for tacos.

Crispy Fish Tacos

The Best Crispy Fish Tacos

There isn’t just one way to make Crispy Fish Tacos and you can choose from a variety of fish.  You don’t need to get all gourmet about it, though, and choose expensive fish.  Half the point is to save money and go with some delicious and cheap.  Unfortunately, Cod has been fairly expensive lately and many recipes use it in their tacos because it tastes great.  But, who can afford $7 to $10 dollars per pound?  Might as well buy Shrimp at those prices.  Tilapia, Pollack and Swai are good alternatives, if you’re cooking from scratch but I’m going to shock you and ask you to consider frozen fish Fillets.

Frozen Crispy Fish Tacos

That’s right, I said it, Frozen Crispy Fish Tacos are amazing and incredibly inexpensive.  I bought this bag of Gorton’s Crunchy Breaded Fish Fillets for only $3 bucks.  I’m not affiliated with them in any way so, for all I care, buy Van De Kamp’s or some other brand on sale.  The point is, these are ready to go and you can make some great fish tacos with these fillets.  Not only does it save time, the clean up is just one oven pan.  So consider these the next time you want to crank out some crispy fish tacos.

If you want to do it from scratch, however, be my guess.  I’ve got a fantastic Beer Batter recipe and/or a Southern Fish Fry recipe you can use, if you prefer.  the Beer Batter is also great for making Onion Rings and the Southern Fish Fry can be used for Shrimp as well.  Either way, you’re also going to need my Pico De Gallo recipe to make these Tacos as well.  So study up and let me know if you have any questions.

Crispy Fish Tacos Ingredients:

10 Fish Fillet’s, 3-4 oz portions
1 pkg Corn Tortillas
1 head Cabbage, chopped
2 Limes, cut into wedges
1 cup Pico De Gallo, CLICK HERE
1/2 cup Crema or Sour Cream

Be sure to watch the short video tutorial to make these Crispy Fish Tacos.