Delicious and Easy Taco Recipes

The Top Four

Tacos are fun to make and eat, and very inexpensive, which makes them perfect for feeding a crowd. All you need is a taco shell, some type of filling, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream and you're good to go. Tacos can be made from any meat, or with no meat at all.

My favorite is Beef Tacos. Tacos are great for entertaining too. Set out several types of fillings and all the fixings, then let your guests have fun building and eating their own masterpieces.

Remember to heat the taco shell before...MORE serving if you are using the crisp type you buy in the store. That makes the taco shell more tender and easier to eat; plus it blends better with the fillings. You can make soft tacos, of course; but the flour or corn tortillas must be warmed in that case too. Just stack them up in foil, wrap securely, and heat in a 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Let your guests assemble their own tacos. Just put out everything the recipe calls for (and more toppings if you'd like) and let everyone have fun making their own masterpiece.

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    Cool Salmon Tacos
    Cool Salmon Tacos. Linda Larsen

    Some canned salmon, black beans, and salsa make delicious cool tacos, a nice twist on the hot version. You can heat up the salmon mixture in a skillet if you'd like - add the cheese, avocado, sour cream, and lettuce when the filling is nestled in the crisp shells.

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    Buffalo Chicken Tacos. Foodcollection/Getty Images

    The flavors of Buffalo chicken wings are fabulous in a taco. Use the meat taken from a rotisserie chicken along with some Buffalo wing sauce, celery, onion, garlic, tomatoes, avocados, and a blue cheese salad dressing to mimic the famous recipe.

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    Ground Beef Tacos
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    I love these tacos because they are simple and satisfying. They are made with ground beef so they are inexpensive as well as being delicious and easy to make. I like my tacos mild; if you prefer them hot enough to sear your tongue, add some minced chile peppers. Jalapenos add a mild heat, while Serrano chiles are hotter, and habaneros - watch out!

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    Meatloaf Taco
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    This recipe is a fabulous way to use up leftover meatloaf. With this recipe, dinner can be on the table in about 15 minutes!