Who doesn’t love tacos? Easy, fast, tasty, economical. Dinner is D-O-N-E.
The problem is, tacos can get just a bit boring if (like us), you’ve been making them the same way forever. Plus, we have a vegetarian in our house. Finding tasty alternatives to ground beef is something we’re constantly challenged with.
I spent a little time taco hunting on the web and found some alternatives to our regular Taco Tuesday fare. I threw them into my recipe organizer app ClipDish and will be working my way through them over the coming weeks.
Authentic Carne Asada Street Tacos
If you want authentic carne asada street tacos, check out this recipe from Chungah Rhee at Damn Delicious. This includes a simple marinade to give the skirt steak a bit of zing.
Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Chicken Tinga Tacos
If you prefer chicken over beef, check out these spicy chicken tinga tacos from Lindsay at Pinch of Yum. Chicken Tinga is a spicy traditional Mexican dish. You can make this dish using your Instant Pot or save even more time and use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
Two Ugly Mugs Chicken Enchiladas
Ok, they’re aren’t tacos but sometimes I just like messing with my kids. This chicken enchilada recipes comes from the great team at Two Ugly Mugs Gourmet Salsa. If I’m feeling particularly devious I’ll use the Muggin Hot salsa in the recipe. Mwah ha ha ha.
Korean Street Tacos with Beef and Slaw
Mel at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe serves up this yum-tastic recipe that features skirt steak, a colorful and easy slaw, and a sauce that she calls “the sauce to end all sauces.” (Check out the ingredient list. She may be right!)
Vegetarian Taco Meat with Quinoa
If you want to skip the meat, quinoa is a great meat substitute. The Minimalist Baker shows you how to transform Quinoa into a delicious taco filling, using only nine ingredients.
Grilled Chili-Lime Fish Tacos with Tilapia and Mango Slaw
This recipe from the Ambitious Kitchen is a delicious fish taco with sour cream cabbage slaw.
How to quickly cleanup taco night
I hate taco night cleanup– every kid everywhere
Our kids either help set the table or help clear the table at the end of dinner. It’s always a fight on taco night because there is so much to clean up.
Want to avoid the fight, here is an awesome life hack. Rather than use separate plates or bowls for your taco stuffings put them into deli containers when setting the table. Then, at the end of dinner, throw on some lids and toss it into the refrigerator.
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