31 Easy and Delicious Taco Recipes

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Looking for an easy yet delicious taco recipe? Look no further. These 31 Easy and Delicious Taco Recipes are super simple and very tasty.

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Easy taco recipes for any home chef to make.

What is in a Traditional Taco?

A traditional taco will normally consist of grilled or stewed meat with garnishments. The garnishes may be:

  • Cilantro
  • Onion, white
  • Pico de gallo,
  • Salsa (homemade, of course)

All of these (and sometimes more) will be served on a soft tortilla. Usually the tortillas will be corn, but sometimes flour will be used.

Is Taco Spanish or Mexican?

Some researchers believe that the taco originated in Mexico, before the Spaniards arrived there. Fresh corn tortillas were used to hold the fillings, which could have been fish or other meats.

How is a Taco Made?

Tacos normally have a tortilla that can be corn or flour, soft or crispy. Sometimes, the tortillas are doubled (two per taco) to help prevent the tortillas from falling apart while being eaten. The fillings of a taco can include, but are not limited to:

  • Stewed, grilled, or sautéed meats
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Shrimp
  • Game meat, such as venison, bison, moose, bear, turkey, or duck
  • Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Onion of any color
  • Cheese, grated
  • Jalapenos
  • Bell Pepper
  • Sour Cream
  • Pico de gallo
  • Salsa

What is a True Mexican Taco?

Most authentic Mexican tacos are served on a soft corn tortilla. They usually don’t have cheese, but are garnished with onion and cilantro.

Why do Tacos Have 2 Tortillas?

There are a few reasons for putting a second tortilla under the taco fillings. These reasons include, but may not be limited to:

  • Helping to prevent the tortillas from breaking
  • To make a second taco with any fillings that spill out
  • Just because tortillas are delicious, and someone wants more of that tastiness

Do They Actually Eat Tacos in Mexico?

Yes, people do actually eat tacos in Mexico. There are many different types of taco that are consumed there. Some of them are:

  • Al Pastor
  • Avocado
  • Barbacoa
  • Birria
  • Carne Asada
  • Carnitas
  • Chicken
  • Chile
  • Cochinita
  • Grasshopper
  • Longaniza
  • Nopal with Cheese

What is the Correct Way to Stack a Taco?

There is no correct or incorrect way to stack a taco. It works well to spread the sour cream on the taco shell, then add meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, any other items.

Why are Street Tacos so Small?

Street tacos are usually made with a smaller tortilla than regular tacos. The street taco was originally sold on the street at vendor carts or food trucks. The smaller tacos can be held and eaten with one hand. This makes it easier to eat while walking.

Should Tacos be Flour or Corn?

Corn tortillas are normally preferable for tacos. They add a distinctive flavor and texture that you will not get with flour tortillas. However, if you are planning to make a ginormous taco, flour tortillas may better accommodate that.

31 Easy and Delicious Taco Recipes

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