There are few things I love more than a good taco.
There are so many good ones, and they're SO easy to make.
I've had a lot of time to play with different recipes during all of this stay-at-home business. From sweet + savory bbq chicken tacos to perfectly spicy sriracha tacos with a crunchy shell, I have discovered some gems. I even found some delicious hacks for sides and the easiest, yummiest marg.
I apologize in advance for the lack of pictures in this post. I got a new phone during the process of collecting pics and lost all but one. However, I promise, what this post lacks in visuals, it makes up in delicious recipe goodness!
This is the recipe in the picture above. I got it out of the "Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!" cookbook. I could only find this version online. The only difference is that I shredded the chicken. The pineapple really elevates this, and it's definitely a treat.
Juicy, zesty shrimp marinated in lime juice and (if you're like me) spiced up with some red pepper flake. Yum yum yum. I made these for my friends, and they loved them. I made them with a hard shell, but you can do either. The cream sauce really makes it.
So, the recipe that's linked is a traditional ground beef taco. I just LOVE spicy, so I took it upon myself to add about 1/3 cup of sriracha to the beef after I added the seasoning. If you like spice, I 10/10 recommend. It gives them a great kick, and makes them juicier.
If you've followed my food blogging situation long enough, you've likely seen this recipe many times. It's my go-to for people who are looking for a kick in the pants to start meal prepping. It is literally so easy AND so cheap. Throw all the ingredients (there are, like, five) in a slow cooker and go do your thing for the day or just go to bed. The result? A week of tasty shredded chicken taco goodness. Throw it on rice, a salad or (my fav) tostadas. This will always be a staple for me!
What is taco night without rice and beans? The link is to my favorite cilantro lime brown rice recipe. SO GOOD. I typically do a pinch more lime than the recipe calls for because I love the flavor. For beans, I usually just drain a can of black beans and add cilantro, seasoning salt, cumin and a bit of salt. HOWEVER, make sure your beans aren't already seasoned if you're going to doctor them up. I accidentally bought seasoned beans last time, and they came out VERY salty.
Last, but never ever least, THE DRANK. One of my favorite parts of grabbing Mexican is getting a margarita. However, sometimes they're super duper sweet as restaurants because they're mostly a mix of some sort. This recipe is EASY, delicious and flavorful. The key is to use fresh lime juice. Adjust the amount of triple sec or lime juice depending if you prefer more sweet or sour. Throw in some japaleno slices if you like a spicy marg. SO GOOD!