Enjoy a 10-recipe gallop deep into taco territory, including classic combos and some fun, new ideas for great, easy hand food.
Tacos rival burgers for sheer fun packaging. First there's the wrap. Corn and flour tortillas are very different characters:
A fresh corn tortilla is full of heady masa aroma and a pleasantly springy texture, while the best flour tortillas are soft
but chewy. Then come the fillings. Almost anything goes, including eggs, Mexican sausage, spicy shrimp, beer-braised chicken,
crunchy pan-fried tofu, and even ice cream. It's all fun and healthy, and it's all right here.
First up is the star of the show–our Chocolate Tacos with Ice Cream and Peanuts. Spread batter as evenly as possible on baking sheet. When shaping the shells, balance the wooden spoons between objects that are about 6 inches apart. Allow plenty of room so you can work quickly.
View Recipe: Chocolate Tacos with Ice Cream and Peanuts
Mexican chorizo is a raw pork sausage flavored with cumin and garlic. If you can't find it, you can substitute regular American
View Recipe: Potato, Poblano, and Chorizo Tacos
Look for bagged baby peppers at most supermarkets–no need to peel the skins after roasting. Use fresh salsa found in the produce
section or your favorite jarred salsa.
View Recipe: Steak Tacos with Lime Mayo
Pickled daikon radishes and carrots plus a spicy Sriracha sauce set these Asian-inspired tacos apart. Pan-sautéed cashews
lend meaty crunch to this vegetarian dish.
View Recipe: Supercrunch Tofu Tacos
Adding a tortilla transforms this American salad into a fun, portable meal. Choose a pungent blue cheese, like Roquefort,
for a strong hit of flavor, or go with milder Gorgonzola for just a touch.
View Recipe: Cobb Salad Tacos
This is more of a knife-and-fork taco. The soft egg yolk oozes and coats the filling.
View Recipe: Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Inspired by the popular fast-food version, our taco is bigger and offers bright, fresh flavors but still puts up better numbers
than the drive-through original.
View Recipe: Double-Layer Beef Tacos
Tilapia is a sustainable freshwater fish that's widely available and offers mild flavor. You can use a more assertively flavored
fish, such as mackerel, if you prefer.
View Recipe: Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce
Cabbage and apple slaw adds a nice crunch. When you pair the slaw with beer-braised chicken, the tacos take on a German flair.
View Recipe: Beer-Braised Chicken Tacos with Cabbage Slaw