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Our Family’s Favorite Tacos

Unless you grew up around Mexican food, chances are your first introduction to it was probably the ground beef taco. And maybe you make them for your family – they’re fast, easy & everyone seems to love them from kids to kids at heart. I make a few different kinds of ground beef tacos, but these are our fave.

Our Family’s Favorite Tacos

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Carne Asada Steak Tacos

You’ve all heard me talking about my folks and their love for steak – and I think I’m being corrupted a bit! This Carne Asada is a steak I fell pretty hard for, done up today in taco form.

Carne Asada for Steak Tacos (or whatever else you’d like to make!)

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Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Slow cooked to perfection, this fall off the bone, tender pork was featured in “Slow Cooker Redeemed” in the New York Times. “It results in a vaguely Vietnamese tangle of pulled pork that is best accompanied by a bright and crunchy slaw, and served on warm flour tortillas…” I made you wait for it, yesterday, when I posted the Vaguely Vietnamese Slaw recipe, and I hope you’ll think these Tacos are worth that little delay.

Vaguely Vietnamese Tacos
Vaguely Vietnamese Tacos

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Simple Steak Tacos

Yet again, I’ve been stuck with leftover steak, people! I know many of you never have that problem; “What leftover steak?” you’d say! And others might not have an issue with a little extra steak in the fridge! But leftover steak has always stumped me just a bit – it seems to sit there and say “I’ll never be as good as the first night.” Well, that’s what I thought until recently, anyway.

Steak Tacos
Steak Tacos

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa

Fresh & quick these Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa are sure to become a family favorite. I particularly like this recipe because the chicken uses a dry rub and the Salsa is a quickie so dinner can be on the table in no time at all – no need for a long marinade.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado, Mango & Tomato Salsa
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado, Mango & Tomato Salsa

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Taco Seasoning – Our Family’s

My son, in particular, loves tacos. Hard, soft, he doesn’t care, but he has a particular affinity for tacos made from ground beef, and a love of deep rich flavors and some heat.

Our Family's Taco Seasoning
Our Family’s Taco Seasoning

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Picadillo Tacos . $6.02

Seriously, sometimes it seems there’s nothing more American than a taco! At least the versions with pressed shells and a packet – and truth be told, my kids inhaled those. But here’s a version that’s a little different based on the lovely Picadillo, a dish traditional to Spain and many Latin American countries and cultures.

Picadillo Tacos - shown here with home-made taco shells
Picadillo Tacos – shown here with home-made taco shells

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