12 Best Taco Tuesday Recipe Ideas

Switch up your typical beef tacos and try one of these unique Taco Tuesday recipe ideas instead to keep things fresh and exciting!

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Getting tired of having the same old beef tacos for dinner? Shake things up with one of our 12 best Taco Tuesday recipe ideas if you’re wondering what you should put in your tacos instead. From vegetarian options to savory meats and even a breakfast option, we can guarantee this list has plenty of unique taco recipes you’ve never seen before – and will be dying to try!

1. Crispy Pork Belly Tacos

You can make a good taco by featuring a delicious meat covered in sauce, and topped with a crunchy bite. These crispy pork belly tacos are an easy Mexican taco recipe that does just that. Flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth pork belly is the star of the show. Add in some avocado mash, quick pickled cabbage, and a homemade corn tortilla and you have a fresh, flavor-filled taco!

Crispy Pork Belly Tacos
8 tacos
27 minutes
414 kcal
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Buffalo chicken tacos on a plate.

2. Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Taco Tuesday, meet game day. These unique chicken tacos feature one of our favorite flavors, buffalo chicken, in taco form. Made with a flour tortilla and saucy shredded chicken, and topped with lettuce, onion, chives, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing, this taco is the perfect fusion recipe for when you’re torn between pub fare and Taco Tuesday.

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tacos
9 tacos
46 minutes
163 kcal
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Two plates of sweet potato tacos with lime wedges.

3. Sweet Potato Tacos

If you’re looking for a flavorful and filling vegetarian taco, we have the best recipe for you! These sweet potato tacos are packed with tender sweet potatoes and protein packed black beans that even the biggest meat eaters will love. Combined with more fresh produce and a spicy chipotle sauce, you have the perfect vegetarian taco for Taco Tuesday.

Sweet Potato Tacos
20 tacos
40 minutes
148 kcal
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Easy cheeseburger tacos on a plate

4. Easy Cheeseburger Tacos

Many tacos tend to be Americanized, and oftentimes that isn’t what you want. However, these easy cheeseburger tacos may be the most Americanized tacos out there. And for once, we think that is a GREAT thing. This unique beef taco recipe has all of your favorite cheeseburger fixings and comes together in just 20 minutes! Get ready to enjoy a classic cheeseburger in taco form.

Easy Cheeseburger Tacos
12 tacos
20 minutes
218 kcal
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Three crispy fried fish tacos on corn tortillas

5. Fried Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

If you are looking for a light, fresh, and healthy dinner, this fish taco recipe is one of the best. A homemade mango salsa paired with lightly fried fish will have you making these again and again. These fresh fish tacos are perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner, and can be made in just 30 minutes!

Fried Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa
8 tacos
30 minutes
149 kcal
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Asian crispy chicken tacos in flour tortillas, garnished with scallions

6. Asian Inspired Fried Chicken Tacos

Inspired by our favorite chicken karaage bowl from Silverlake Ramen, these fried chicken fusion tacos take on an Asian flair. The crispy, fried chicken is smothered in a sweet and sticky sesame glaze and a spicy sriracha aioli. Top with fresh scallions and stuff it all into a flour tortilla for a unique fried chicken taco!

Asian Inspired Fried Chicken Tacos
6 tacos
55 minutes
274 kcal
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Three loaded baked potato tacos served on a plate

7. Loaded Baked Potato Tacos

We love a good potato taco, so we wanted to put our own spin on one. These loaded baked potato tacos taste exactly like the name implies. Packed with crispy fried potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, scallions, and sour cream, there’s nothing missing. Wrap it all up in a flour street taco tortilla, and you have yourself your favorite restaurant-style baked potato in taco form for Taco Tuesday dinner!

Loaded Baked Potato Tacos
12 tacos
35 minutes
150 kcal
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Three tacos made with mashed sweet potato, chorizo, and black beans in corn tortillas

8. Black Bean and Chorizo Tacos with Sweet Potato Purée

We love chorizo. It has so much great Mexican flavor, and is a great way to shake up ordinary Taco Tuesdays. For this fun twist on a classic taco, we combined Mexican chorizo with black beans and a sweet potato purée. This taco is packed with sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. With just 10 basic ingredients, this taco recipe is simple and easy to make next time you are craving a unique taco!

Black Bean and Chorizo Tacos with Sweet Potato Purée
12 tacos
40 minutes
144 kcal
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Hawaiian pulled pork tacos topped with cabbage slaw and mango chamoy salsa

9. Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tacos

Dreaming of that tropical beach vacation again? Us too. Let these Hawaiian pulled pork tacos transport you out of reality to a beautiful beach surrounded by warm water. These little tacos can come together in as little as 15 minutes. So go grab some sweet Hawaiian street taco tortillas, mango lime chamoy salsa, and some slow cooker pulled pork, and enjoy that tropical vacation for a little. And maybe enjoy a piña colada while you’re at it!

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Tacos
6 tacos
15 minutes
82 kcal
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Two breakfast tacos filled with eggs, bacon, avocado, and pico de gallo

10. Breakfast Tacos

Yes, you can eat tacos for breakfast! And while we firmly believe that any tacos are a great breakfast, these tacos are built for breakfast. Packed with fluffy eggs, avocado, pico de gallo, and crispy bacon, they’re like a mini brunch feast! And if you’re into it, top these with your favorite hot sauce to add a little spice to your morning. If you become addicted to breakfast tacos, don’t blame us (and check out these french toast tacos too!). 

Breakfast Tacos Recipe
4 tacos
30 minutes
386 kcal
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A plate of cashew crusted fish tacos with a lemon wedge

11. Cashew Crusted Fish Tacos

Inspired by one of our favorite beach-side seafood dishes, these cashew crusted fish tacos just radiate summer vibes. Topped with lemon herb aioli, quick pickled cabbage, and fresh parsley, these fish tacos are the perfect bite of sunshine to enjoy for Taco Tuesdays this summer. Whip up this delicious fish taco recipe in just 30 minutes next time you are looking for light lunch or dinner best enjoyed outside in the fresh air.

Cashew Crusted Fish Tacos
12 tacos
30 minutes
281 kcal
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Three carne asada tacos with crema and pico de gallo

12. Carne Asada Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema

Carne asada tacos are one of the best traditional Mexican tacos. It is hard to beat the flavor of a tender carne asada. And when paired with avocado lime crema and pico de gallo, you have yourself a traditional steak taco recipe that is one the best. Serve with homemade guacamole, fire roasted salsa, and tortilla chips for the ultimate Taco Tuesday dinner spread!

Carne Asada Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema
12 tacos
6 hours 20 minutes
158 kcal
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