Half of my Twitter feed consists of the food trucks I follow—I can basically make you a map of what to eat corner by corner across Midtown New York City on an hourly basis. Don’t judge. But it’s important to remember that there are tacos that don’t have to come from a truck. Or a restaurant, for that matter. You can, in fact, make some fancy-pants (but secretly easy) tacos right in your own kitchen. I like to invite a couple friends over to help me cook and save me from seemingly endless leftovers. We’ll settle at the picnic table under a tree in my yard for some al fresco dining that’s way more serene than eating while walking or standing around on the sidewalk. Oh, and since there’s an actual table where you can put things down, don’t skip this perfect basic guacamole recipe (no peas here!).
BBQ Beef Soft Tacos: These guys are an upgrade on the ground beef tacos of your childhood. Level up classic BBQ flavor by adding onions and peppers, then topping it all off with a sprinkle of fresh tomatoes and (of course) cheese.
Crispy Chicken Tacos: OK, I LOVE this recipe—it’s got everything I want: crunch, cheese, heat and sweet (mango!!!). The chicken is delicately crispy thanks to the panko-based breading, but it’s baked instead of fried, so it’s not greasy.
Baja Fish Tacos: Fish tacos are definitely the prom queen of taco truck high school—and this recipe explains why (hint: it has nothing to do with designer jeans). Bright, crunchy-creamy slaw is the perfect complement for lime-kissed, flaky tilapia.
Want more options? Peruse our collection of tacos. Or go in a slightly different direction with a taco salad or taco casserole. Let us know which recipes you try out—tag us in your #tacotuesday tweets!