Tired of the same old Taco Tuesdays? Ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato – yawn. This list has 15 exciting recipes to take your Tuesdays from tired to thrilling with bold flavors, unexpected twists, and dishes that will have everyone raving about the best night of the week at the dinner table.

Smoked Quesabirria Tacos. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.
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Shredded Beef Tacos

Shredded Beef Tacos. Photo credit: Feels Like Home.

Amp up your Taco Tuesday with these shredded beef tacos. The Instant Pot makes the beef super tender, just right for loading into tortillas. Add your favorite toppings to make them exactly how you like. It’s a surefire way to have a great night.
Get the Recipe: Shredded Beef Tacos

Corned Beef Tacos

Corned Beef Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Shake up Taco Tuesday with corned beef tacos. They come with a spicy mustard sauce and a fresh cabbage carrot slaw, plus microgreens on top. It’s a fun change from the usual that everyone will love.
Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Tacos

Tacos de Canasta

Tacos de Canasta. Photo credit: Broke Bank Vegan.

Dive into the street-food vibe with tacos de canasta. These are filled with beans and potatoes, wrapped in corn tortillas, and steamed in chile oil. Topped with green salsa, they’re a great pick to make this Tuesday the best one yet.
Get the Recipe: Tacos de Canasta

Crispy Oyster Mushroom Tacos

Crispy Oyster Mushroom Tacos. Photo credit: My Pure Plants.

Looking for a plant-based option? Try crispy oyster mushroom tacos. They’re packed with salsa, avocado, roasted corn, and black beans. Perfect for a meatless twist that still feels like a celebration.
Get the Recipe: Crispy Oyster Mushroom Tacos

Lobster Tacos

Lobster Tacos. Photo credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

These lobster tacos are all about luxury without the hassle. Ready in less than 20 minutes, they’re perfect for making this Taco Tuesday feel special.
Get the Recipe: Lobster Tacos

Lamb Tacos

Lamb tacos with radishes, red onions, onions and sliced green chiles.
Lamb Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Change things up with lamb tacos. They’re filled with juicy, shredded lamb that’s a fantastic break from the usual beef. A great choice for the best Taco Tuesday.
Get the Recipe: Lamb Tacos

Blackened Tofu Tacos

Blackened Tofu Tacos. Photo credit: Delish Knowledge.

Add some variety to your taco night with blackened tofu tacos. They come with a pineapple slaw that’s simple yet so good. Easy to make and perfect for anyone wanting to try something new.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Tofu Tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos. Photo credit: Feels Like Home.

These Instant Pot chicken tacos are a lifesaver for a quick and tasty meal. They work great for tacos, salads, or nachos. It’s an easy win for the best Taco Tuesday yet.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Blackened Salmon Tacos

Blackened salmon tacos in blue tortillas.
Blackened Salmon Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For something a bit different, try blackened salmon tacos. They’ve got pickled radishes, red onion, and an avocado cilantro cream. These are perfect for when you want to mix it up.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Salmon Tacos

Smoked Quesabirria Tacos

Smoked Quesabirria Tacos. Photo credit: Or Whatever You Do.

Ready to step up your taco game? Smoked quesabirria tacos are where it’s at. They mix smoky flavors with tender chuck roast for an unbeatable combo. Perfect for making this Taco Tuesday unforgettable.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Quesabirria Tacos

Chocolate Chile Tacos

Chocolate chile beef tacos on soft tortillas.
Chocolate Chile Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For a sweet and spicy twist, chocolate chile tacos are a must-try. They bring a whole new flavor to Taco Tuesday that’s sure to be a hit.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chile Tacos

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Blackened shrimp tacos with jalapeño corn salsa.
Blackened Shrimp Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These blackened shrimp tacos are a summer favorite. With a cherry, corn, and jalapeño salsa, they’re perfect for a fresh, tasty meal.
Get the Recipe: Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Fried Chicken Tacos

Fried chicken tacos on a red plate.
Fried Chicken Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Mix Southern comfort with Mexican flair with fried chicken tacos. They’re a crunchy, delicious choice that’ll make this Taco Tuesday the best one yet.
Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken Tacos

Barbacoa Street Tacos

Barbacoa Street Tacos. Photo credit: The Urben Life.

Go for barbacoa street tacos for a simple yet flavorful meal. The beef is tender and packed with spices, making it a great pick for a standout Taco Tuesday.
Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Street Tacos

Tuna Tacos

Marinated tuna tacos with avocado crema.
Tuna Tacos. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Try tuna tacos with a soy sauce and lime marinade, topped with spicy avocado cream. They’re light, fresh, and just right for a great meal.
Get the Recipe: Tuna Tacos

11 Foods Everyone Thinks Are Mexican, But Aren’t

A hand pulling a stretch of melted cheese from a loaded plate of nachos with a margarita on the side, showcasing Mexican foods that aren't from Mexico.
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

Ever bitten into a cheesy taco or sipped a margarita and felt transported to your favorite Mexican vacation memory? Well, hold onto your sombreros, because some of the “Mexican” foods we love in the US are about as “Mexican” as our over the top Cinco de Mayo celebrations or, as authentic as our creation of Taco Tuesday. Here are 11 dishes that you just won’t really find in Mexico – at least outside of the touristy spots.

Read it Here: 11 Foods Everyone Thinks Are Mexican, But Aren’t

13 Mind-Blowing Mac and Cheese Recipes That Redefine Indulgence

Macaroni and cheese in a red bowl.
Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

Mac and cheese – it’s everyone’s go-to comfort food, right? But wait until you see these 13 recipes. They’re not your usual cheesy pasta. We’re talking about adding stuff you wouldn’t believe, like truffles and all sorts of spices. It’s the same old mac with a wild twist. Ready to give your taste buds something new?

Read it Here: 13 Mind-Blowing Mac and Cheese Recipes That Redefine Indulgence

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