Taco Tuesday is something we can all get behind. Not only does everyone love a taco bar, but it’s easy to pull off after a busy day of work and allows people (and picky eaters) to build-their-own. Be it a crowd-pleasing vegetarian filling, or an impressive slow-cooked pork shoulder that was actually very hands-off, these 5 taco recipes are going to make you fall in love with Tuesdays all over again.
This Goodtaste original recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. Set it up in the slow cooker before you leave for work and then return home to a fantastic-smelling kitchen and perfectly tender pork shoulder. We use cola as the braising liquid, which both tenderizes the meat and flavors it with its natural sugars. You only need 1½ cups for this recipe, so seek out Mexican cola if you can find it.
This super-easy fajita recipe from Cooking Light uses only a rimmed baking sheet and your broiler, making for very easy clean-up. To make this even easier on you, pick up pre-sliced bell peppers in your grocery store’s produce section and pre-sliced fajita steak at the meat counter or in the frozen foods aisle.
This recipe is for when you’re trying to be healthy, but all you really want are tacos. Vegetable whisperer Alice Waters created these genius vegetarian tacos for Food & Wine. The warm tortillas paired with the secret melty cheese and crunchy vegetables make a perfect bite. You don’t have to feel guilty about having seconds of this one!
Our friends at GOYA created this one-skillet taco filling that utilizes a bunch of canned ingredients that you probably already have on hand! Pick up some fresh tortillas and ground beef on your way home, then the rest of this hearty meal comes together in under 30 minutes.
This recipe from Food & Wine Magazine comes together in, no joke, 12 MINUTES. Thanks to quick-cooking shrimp and canned chipotle in adobo, you can make this super-flavorful taco filling FAST. Serve it up in tortillas with all the toppings or spoon over rice and vegetables for a taco bowl.