10 Taco Recipes for National Taco Day

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Now that we’re well into fall, the items on your menu are probably hearty with apple-cinnamon and butternut squashBut how about warm tortillas, zesty meat, creamy queso fresco, and a fresh bite of veggies? That’s right, we’re talking tacos. October 4th is National Taco Day and, while not the typical autumnal fare, we’re inspired to warm up with 10 different variations on this spicy meal.


1. Crispy Black Bean Vegetarian Tacos

We’re kicking of the list with a batch of black bean tacos to banish your fear we’ll forget our veggie friends today. These tacos are filled to the brim with crisp coleslaw, rich feta, fresh corn, and way more. (From Oh, Sweet Basil.)


2. Chorizo-Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos

What better way to start the day than with crisp, smoky chorizo and candy-sweet sweet potato? Add a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of tomatillo salsa, and you’re on your way to one heck of a good day. (From Bon Appétit.)


3. Pulled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

These tacos are the ideal dinner for anyone who’s been daydreaming of a tropical getaway. The pineapple slaw’s good enough to eat on its own and only becomes all the more mind-blowing when paired with slow-cooked pork. (From Delish.)


4. Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage Slaw

Our list won’t be complete without the So-Cal specialty of Fish Tacos. This simple but flavorful recipe pairs light white fish with a 2-minute slaw that will have you dreaming of the Golden Coast. (From Cooking Classy.)


5. Green Tacos

This is the perfect recipe to whip up when you’re craving a little fiesta in fall because they deliver traditional autumnal flavors in a summery package. Hearty sweet potato and Tuscan kale and lightened up by delicate avocado and crema Mexicana. (From Bon Appétit.)


6. Pancake Tacos

Yep, you read that right. These tacos are every breakfast fanatics dream, and all they take is heating up leftover pancakes and folding them around your favorite pancake fixin’s. (From Sweet Potato Chronicles.)


7. Crispy Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Sugar, spice, and everything nice — that’s what’s folded into these tempting tacos! Definitely not for the faint of heart, the sweet honey and brown sugar in this recipe will make you swoon while the cayenne pepper and chipotle peppers provide a shocking kick. (From Cooking and Beer.)


8. Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Tacos

Looking for something a little unexpected from your taco? Skip the salsa for creamy and nostalgic ranch dressing. It provides the perfect zest to the melt-in-your-mouth slow-cooker chicken. (From Crème de la Crumb.)


9. Apple Pie Tacos

Get your fall fix with a fiesta-inspired take on apple pie. They have all the sugary, buttery goodness of the season’s favorite dessert in one compact treat. (From Spend with Pennies.)


10. Mini Fruit Tacos

Legend says there’s a pot of gold waiting at the end of a rainbow, but we’d much prefer a platter of these whimsical snacks. Colorful fruit and a light cream cheese spread make for a light and healthy dessert. (From Sugar Dish Me.)


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