56 Tacos For Every Taco Tuesday Spread

Any day is taco day.

Tuesday just isn't enough to celebrate the most versatile food out there. Whether stuffed with perfectly fried fish or loaded with carnitas, crunchy or soft, we can't stop at just one.

1.Rick Martinez's Pork Volcánes al Pastor

Pork al pastor tacos topped with onions and a queso sauce.

Pork shoulder is marinated in a blend of guajillo and morita chiles, achiote paste, garlic, and fresh citrus juice. Then it's baked in the oven until super crispy.

Recipe: Rick Martinez's Pork Volcánes al Pastor

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2.Healthy Baked Salmon Tacos

A taco topped with flaky salmon, avocado, lettuce, and creamy sauce.

Sometimes simple is best, like in the case of these no-frills baked salmon tacos. They're nutritious yet comforting at the same time.

Recipe: Healthy Baked Salmon Tacos

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3.Instant Pot Beef Birria Tacos

Birria tacos with broth on the side.

This savory braised beef filling comes together in the Instant Pot, which saves you lots of cooking time. The best part of all, though, is the outrageously good broth made with chiles, garlic, onion, and lots of spices.

Recipe: Instant Pot Beef Birria Tacos

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4.Marcela Valladolid's Baja-Style Fish Tacos

Baja style fish tacos with cabbage.

The secret to these light and airy yet crispy fish tacos is the batter, which is made with dark Mexican beer, flour, salt, and pepper. Top them with a sour cream and citrus sauce, plus some shredded cabbage for crunch.

Recipe: Marcela Valladolid's Baja-Style Fish Tacos

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5.Chicken Tinga Tacos

The key to these pulled chicken tacos is the tomato-based marinade. It's made with sweet onion, garlic, chipotle peppers in adobo, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices, which are pulsed in the blender until smooth and creamy.Recipe: Chicken Tinga Tacos

The key to these pulled chicken tacos is the tomato-based marinade. It's made with sweet onion, garlic, chipotle peppers in adobo, fire-roasted tomatoes, and spices, which are pulsed in the blender until smooth and creamy.

Recipe: Chicken Tinga Tacos

6.Rick Martinez's Duck Carnitas Tacos With Radish Escabèche

A duck carnitas taco.

Tacos worthy of a special occasion, these duck carnitas are worth every ounce of the effort. There's a bit of cooking involved, but you can bake the duck legs up to three weeks in advance.

Recipe: Duck Carnitas Tacos With Radish Escabèche

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7.Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Chicken tacos with street corn and avocado.

We all know street corn is one of the best Mexican side dishes, so why not use it to enhance your tacos?

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos

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8.Chickpea Tacos with Slaw

Chickpea tacos with avocado and slaw.

These vegetarian-friendly tacos call for chickpeas, which are seasoned with cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne, then roasted until crispy. To make these vegan, just use a non-dairy yogurt in the sauce.

Recipe: Chickpea Tacos With Slaw

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9.Barbacoa Beef Tacos

Barbacoa beef.

Start with a cheap cut of beef like chuck roast. It gets so tender when cooked in the slow cooker that you can basically shred it with two forks.

Recipe: Barbacoa Beef Tacos

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10.Smoked Salmon Breakfast Tacos

Smoked salmon and egg tacos for breakfast.

Brunch, anyone? These lox and egg tacos pair perfectly with micheladas.

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Breakfast Tacos

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11.Vegan Birria Tacos

A vegan birria taco being dipped in broth.

This meatless take on birria tacos calls for a mixture of jackfruit and shredded oyster mushroom, but you could choose one or the other. Dipped in the fragrant chile-spiced broth, it's a convincing substitute for the traditional beef or lamb filling.

Recipe: Vegan Birria Tacos

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12.15-Minute Turkey Tacos

Several ground turkey tacos topped with veggies and sauce.

These ground turkey tacos are easy, affordable, and on the table in about 20 minutes. Of course, you can always use ground chicken, beef, or even your favorite plant-based meat substitute.

Recipe: 15-Minute Turkey Tacos

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13.Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Blackened crispy shrimp

These shrimp aren't dredged in flour or breadcrumbs — they're simply coated in spices and still manage to get super crispy thanks to the air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

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14.Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos

Butternut squash and mushrooms roasting.

This recipe calls for baby Bella mushrooms, but use whatever you can get your hands on or a mix like oyster mushrooms, shiitakes, or creminis. Together with black beans and roasted sweet potato, this combination is totally meatless but still very filling.

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Tacos

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15.Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Breaded bang bang shrimp tacos with slaw.

While these crispy, spicy shrimp tacos might not be a traditional taco filling, they are seriously satisfying. It's all about the spicy sauce made with mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey, and hot sauce.

Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

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16.Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

Chicken tacos with tomato and onion.

The key to the most flavorful chicken tacos is using dark meat: boneless, skinless chicken thighs are the way to go.

Recipe: Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

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17.Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Several black bean tacos with cilantro lime crema.

When you combine golden-brown crispy tortillas, savory black bean filling, and creamy dipping sauce, you know there are good things ahead.

Recipe: Crispy Black Bean Tacos With Cilantro Lime Sauce

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18.Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp, onion, and pineapple on a sheet pan.

You can never have too many sheet pan recipes in your dinner rotation. Here, even the jalapeños are roasted in the oven and then blended into a decadent sauce with a good kick.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

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19.Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos

Shredded carnitas on a sheet pan.

Carnitas are easy to make, but they require several hours of cooking to get them really tender. Rather than watch the oven all day long, toss pork shoulder, citrus juice, garlic, and some spices into your slow cooker and just wait for dinner to cook itself.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos

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20.Spicy Salmon Tacos

Salmon tacos with avocado, lettuce, and spicy mayo drizzle.

If you're looking for a weeknight meal that can be on the table in 30 minutes flat, this recipe is for you. Salmon is rubbed in a chipotle marinade, baked until flaky, then served in tortillas with a citrusy, creamy sauce.

Recipe: Spicy Salmon Tacos

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21.Huli Huli Chicken Tacos

Huli huli chicken tacos with slaw, mango, and lime.

These tacos get a Hawaiian twist thanks to a pineapple, soy, and garlic marinade and a sweet-meets-tangy mango and avocado slaw.

Recipe: Huli Huli Chicken Tacos

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22.Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Garlic Aioli

Chipotle cauliflower tacos with avocado, scalion, tomatoes, and garlic aioli.
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23.Grilled Steak Tacos

Four tacos with grilled flank steak and avocado.

Fire up the grill for these steak tacos. The ingredients are simple — flank steak, citrus juice, and some spices — but the flavors are incredible.

Recipe: Grilled Steak Tacos

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24.Air Fried Avocado Tacos

Two tacos filled with avocado "fries", slaw, and veggies.

Cut an avocado into thick slices and dredge the pieces in egg and flour seasoned with garlic powder, paprika, and more spices. Pop it into the air fryer for about 10 minutes and you'll have crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside avocado fries that make for a delicious taco filling.

Recipe: Air Fried Avocado Tacos

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25.Vegetarian Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

Panko-coated cauliflower = crunchy perfection. Recipe: Vegetarian Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

Panko-coated cauliflower = crunchy perfection.

Recipe: Vegetarian Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

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26.Steak, Poblano, and Mushroom Tacos

Recipe: Steak, Poblano & Mushroom Tacos

27.Loaded Crock Pot Carne Asada Tacos

Let it be known: Fries make everything better. Recipe: Loaded Crock Pot Carne Asada Tacos

Let it be known: Fries make everything better.

Recipe: Loaded Crock Pot Carne Asada Tacos

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28.Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Goat Cheese

Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans and Goat Cheese

29.Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema

30.Classic Chicken Tacos

Mandatory sides: tomato salsa, guac, jalapeños, and Coronas. Recipe: Classic Chicken Tacos 

Mandatory sides: tomato salsa, guac, jalapeños, and Coronas.

Recipe: Classic Chicken Tacos

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31.Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos with Mexican Rice

Finished off in the oven for maximum levels of melty-ness. Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos with Mexican Rice 

Finished off in the oven for maximum levels of melty-ness.

Recipe: Easy Crock Pot Chicken Tacos with Mexican Rice

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32.Flank Steak Tacos

Recipe: Flank Steak Tacos

33.Chicken-Bacon Flatbread Tacos with Chipotle Cream Sauce

I know this isn't a traditional taco because it uses flatbread instead of tortillas, but I make no apologies when bacon is involved. Recipe: Chicken-Bacon Flatbread Tacos with Chipotle Cream Sauce

I know this isn't a traditional taco because it uses flatbread instead of tortillas, but I make no apologies when bacon is involved.

Recipe: Chicken-Bacon Flatbread Tacos with Chipotle Cream Sauce

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34.Cilantro-Lime Potato Tacos

Potato, po-taco. Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Potato Tacos 

35.15-Minute Rosemary, Citrus, and Shrimp Tacos

The best kind of meal: quick and easy. Recipe: 15-Minute Rosemary, Citrus & Shrimp Tacos 

The best kind of meal: quick and easy.

Recipe: 15-Minute Rosemary, Citrus & Shrimp Tacos

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36.Salmon BLT Tacos

Recipe: Salmon BLT Tacos
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37.Tacos de Carnitas with Chive Pesto

Recipe: Tacos de Carnitas with Chive Pesto

38.Scrambled Egg and Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

Recipe: Scrambled Egg and Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

39.Vegan Jackfruit Al Pastor Tacos

Recipe: Vegan Jackfruit Al Pastor Tacos

40.Crock Pot Mojo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Avocado Crema

Recipe: Crock Pot Mojo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Avocado Crema

41.Pressure Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos

42.Sweet Potato Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Recipe: Sweet Potato Tacos with Avocado Salsa

43.Lobster Tacos

Recipe: Lobster Tacos
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44.Steak Tacos

Recipe: Steak Tacos

Recipe: Steak Tacos

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45.Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos

Recipe: Salsa Pulled Pork Tacos
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46.Vegetarian Kitchen Sink Tacos with Tempeh

Recipe: Vegetarian Kitchen Sink Tacos with Tempeh

47.Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Spicy Habanero Slaw

Recipe: Beer Battered Fish Tacos with Spicy Habanero Slaw

48.Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos

Recipe: Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos

49.Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado

Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up. Recipe: Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado 

Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up.

Recipe: Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado

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50.Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos

The beef cheeks end up marbled and melting after over three hours in the oven. Recipe: Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos 

The beef cheeks end up marbled and melting after over three hours in the oven.

Recipe: Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos

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51.Slow Cooked Pork Tacos

Tender pork + homemade pickled onions = true love. Recipe: Slow Cooked Pork Tacos

Tender pork + homemade pickled onions = true love.

Recipe: Slow Cooked Pork Tacos

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52.Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos

Rethink everything you ever thought about pulled pork. Recipe: Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos 

Rethink everything you ever thought about pulled pork.

Recipe: Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos

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53.Grilled Flank Steak Tacos with Feta + Oregano Salsa

The feta gods have answered our prayers. Recipe: Grilled Flank Steak Tacos with Feta + Oregano Salsa 

54.Chipotle Braised Lamb Tacos with Balsamic-Soaked Raisins

Recipe: Chipotle Braised Lamb Tacos with Balsamic-Soaked Raisins

55.Fish Tacos on the Grill

This might just be the best thing about summer. Recipe: Fish Tacos on the Grill

This might just be the best thing about summer.

Recipe: Fish Tacos on the Grill

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56.Cuban Pulled Pork Tacos

The delicious sauce and marinade goes on everything. Recipe: Cuban Pulled Pork Tacos 

The delicious sauce and marinade goes on everything.

Recipe: Cuban Pulled Pork Tacos

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This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Melissa Jameson, Lauren Pacek, Delaney Ratzky, Cyrus Kowsari, Bry Duca, and Alix Traeger. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.