Favorite Taco Recipes

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Our Favorite Taco Recipes include salads, soups, appetizers and so much more. Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to JUST be tacos – or celebrated on Tuesday. Check out this great list of taco-inspired recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Favorite Taco Recipes

Tacos are always a hit in our family; however, you can only fix regular tacos so many times! So we’ve worked to take the flavors of the taco and work them into a variety of dishes. If you are looking to stretch your taco meat, check out our beef and potato tacos recipe.

Below we are sharing some of our favorite taco recipes that appear on These Old Cookbooks. We have split them up into four categories – Taco Salads, Taco Soups, Taco Appetizers and Taco Main Dishes.

We shared some of these and others over on Recipes That Crock as part of the Our Best Recipe series – 8 Great Mexican-Inspired Recipes.

Taco Salads

We love a good taco salad as you can see because we’ve shared a few on here. A great thing about salads is that you can easily customize them to fit your (or your picky family’s) taste. We have some with lettuce, but we also have a great pasta salad with taco flavors!

Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing

This Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing is perfect for your next pitch-in or as a fun weeknight dinner for the family.

Western Taco Pasta Salad

Western Dressing Pasta Salad has all your favorite taco toppings. Containing hamburger and pasta, it's hearty enough to make a full meal.

Taco Chopped Salad

This Taco Chopped Salad is a perfect side dish option for everything from steak to burgers to enchiladas and beyond.

Easy Taco Salad

Easy taco salad is quick to put together and always a hit.

Flank Steak Salad (taco-seasoned dressing)

By adding taco seasoning to both the marinade and the dressing, this Flank Steak Salad is a family-pleasing meal with simple additions like Doritos.

Taco Soups

Soups are a go-to meal in our family. They are just so easy to make and our families truly love them. Whether made on the stove top or in the crock pot, these taco soups are delicious! We also love this Low carb taco soup from Beyer Beware.

Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

Shortcut Nacho Soup

With only five simple ingredients, this Shortcut Nacho Soup can be on the table in 30 minutes flat.  Using a boxed Au Gratin Potato Mix is the secret to this fast and hearty soup.

Low-Carb Chorizo Taco Soup

Low-Carb Chorizo Taco Soup is a spicy meal that will warm your insides.

Taco Appetizers

Taco appetizers are always a hit at parties and family gatherings. We love the heartiness of our Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip just as much as we love the fresh flavor of our Black Bean Caviar Salsa.

Velveeta Cheese Dip with Beans

Velveeta Cheese Dip with Beans is the perfect game day recipe.  This cheesy Queso dip is taco flavored and full of ground beef and black beans. Serve with tortilla chips for the win!

Cheesy Taco Dip

There's only 5 simple ingredients between you and this warm, cheesy Taco Dip with Meat and Beans.  Ground Beef, Re-fried beans, Ortego Taco Sauce, Sour Cream and Shredded Cheese.  This simple appetizer is soon to be your go-to for game day, holidays, family gatherings or Taco Tuesday. 

Black Bean Caviar Salsa

This Black Bean Caviar Salsa is easy to make and perfect as a party dip with tortilla chips. If you want to get fancy, serve it over baked or grilled fish.

Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip

With just four ingredients, this small-batch Crock Pot Sausage Queso Dip is perfect for a small gathering of friends or even a fun option for dinner with the family. Grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!

Taco Main Dishes

These taco main dishes are soooo good. We have options made in the Instant Pot, casserole slow cooker and in the oven!

Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas

These Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas are quick to put together in a casserole crock pot and satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.

Ground Beef Burritos

Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Biscuit Bake

Easy Chicken Enchilada Biscuit Bake is the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight. Chicken, black beans and cheese are stuffed into canned, refrigerated biscuits and then baked in a combination of enchilada sauce and cream of chicken soup. The result will have your family licking their plates and begging for more.

Sheet Pan Fajitas with Chicken and Steak

Sheet Pan Fajitas are a super quick and easy weeknight dinner option.

Electric Pressure Cooker Taco Beef

Taking a whole beef roast and turning it into a family-friendly dinner in no time is what this Electric Pressure Cooker Taco Beef recipe is all about.

Mexican Lasagna

My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 

Mexican Style Crock Pot Pork Chops

Mexican Style Crock Pot Pork Chops are a slowed cooked pork chop recipe in an easy 3 ingredient green chili sauce. Try serving over rice to absorb all the extra southwest flavor.  

Instant Pot Authentic Beef Barbacoa

Instant Pot Authentic Beef Barbacoa is a simple, no fuss shredded beef taco recipe.  A blend of spices gets rubbed into a beef chuck, and then pressure cooked for a tender-fall apart meal that can be served in tortillas or over rice.

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