Tacos – a celebrated authentic Mexican food served by street vendors and casual dining establishments alike – are easy to make at home. They can be made with a variety of meats and can be seasoned according to personal preference. The following are 10 top Mexican recipes that are sure to please.
10. Ground Beef Taco
It consists of browned ground beef seasoned with cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. The beef is scooped into pre-made corn flour taco shells, such as those sold by Old El Paso. The seasoned beef is topped with diced onions, tomatoes, and shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese.
9. Chicken Taco
There are several Mexican recipes that can be used to make this taco. A common one involves sautéing shredded chicken with butter, onions, and green chili sauce. The hot mixture is laid on a soft flour tortilla laced with shredded cheese.
8. Double Layer Tacos
An improved version of the ground beef taco. The only difference is that a soft flour tortilla is covered in hot re-fried beans and shredded cheese and then wrapped around the Old El Paso pre-made taco shell.
7. Spicy Chicken tacos Medellin
A variation of the common chicken taco; is fortified with extra spiciness via the addition of Jalapeño or Serrano chili peppers.
6. Turkey Taco
It might be a stretch to call this authentic Mexican food, but no one will complain once they taste it. The ground turkey is seasoned with cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and dried oregano.
5. Carne Asada Taco
This delicious preparation is a bit more time-consuming and requires marinating skirt steak in lime juice, black pepper, and garlic salt before the cooking takes place. The zesty steak is pan-fried, sliced, and placed in flour tortillas. The taco is topped with onions and tomatoes and then finished off with lime juice and cilantro.
4. Fish Taco
White fish, such as Cod or Halibut, is mixed with spices, lemon juice, and a little oil before being cooked in a pan. The sauce can be made from sour cream and cilantro. The cooked fish mixture is bedded in cabbage and tomatoes within corn tortillas. The sauce and lime juice is spread on top.
3. Beef Steak Soft Taco
Made with chuck or shoulder steak, this taco is all about the beef. An overnight marinade in Italian dressing, cilantro, and chili pepper gives it its kick.
2. Grilled Salmon Taco
A fresh and original taco dish making use of black beans, Mexican corn, carrots, and red onions. The salmon is rubbed with olive oil and spices and then promptly grilled. Can be garnished with lime and cilantro.
1. Grilled Shrimp Taco
Mexican recipes along the coast of Baja abound, but the best involves a rich garlic butter preparation and plenty of shredded cabbage and lime, the result is one of the tastiest taco recipes from Mexico.