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Tasty Tips for a Terrific Taco Tuesday

July 21, 2016

Taco Tuesday 

Here’s something we can all agree on: America loves tacos. ALOT.  According to the website, www.nationaltacoday.com, we ate over 4.5 billion tacos last year. That’s 490,000 miles of tacos!

We love tacos so much, we have designated an entire day of the week devoted to this beloved Mexican treat, “Taco Tuesday”. We’re happy to see that the #TacoTuesday movement has spread into restaurants and households all over the country. Considering the countless variations you can create using TortillaLand® Tortillas, we’d like to share some ideas on how to change things up for #TacoTuesday or any day of the week!

If you’ve got a hankering for Steak Tacos, Spinach Tiger recommends using teres major, an inexpensive cut of meat. “No bone, no fat to cut, and although it can be marinated, it’s not necessary, as it’s fairly tender and great for steak tacos.”Click here for this Steak Taco recipe.

Is there a slow cooker sitting unused in your kitchen?  Why not let it do the work for you! This recipe for Pork Carnitas is a great example of how easy it to make great tacos with this kitchen staple! “If I’ve learned anything about preparing pork, it’s that low and slow it the best way, always,” says Caroline from the Armelle Blog. “I place some cojita cheese, pork carnets, radishes, green apples, and you can put sliced red onions and jalapeños and finish it off with some Mexican crema, or Mexican sour cream.” Click here for the full recipe.

Chicken breasts make a delicious taco filling when combined with store-bought mango salsa, brown sugar and salt in a slow cooker.  Serve with warm TortillaLand® Corn Tortillas and garnish with toppings like Cilantro, Limes, Tomatoes, Avocado, Onion and Cheese and voilà!  Chicken Tacos for dinner! Visit asliceofstyle.com for the full recipe.

Our friend at Bowl Licker liven up taco night with this knock-out recipe using a unique blend of both Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine. The slow cooked curry pork is accompanied by a slightly spicy peanut sauce, pineapple slices and then a crispy fresh tomatillo ranch cabbage slaw. Visit her website for the full recipe for Crazy Pork Curry Peanut Sauced Tacos.

These Sweet and Spicy Pork and Pineapple Tacos posted recently on A Hint of Honey are flavorful and amazingly tender. “I’ve already it made twice and know it’ll be a frequent repeater because it’s absolutely yummy (especially with ancho chili powder- you must try it!) and comes together so so quickly,” she says.  “We wrapped the sweet and spicy pork filling in warm corn tortillas (the TortillaLand® uncooked corn tortillas) and topped them with salsa verde, a touch of sour cream, and guacamole.” Click Here for this recipe.

During the warm summer months, it’s fun to combine Taco Tuesday and outdoor grilling! In the cooking blog, lovefoodandbeer.com, chicken breasts are marinated in a mixture of orange juice, olive oil, cider vinegar and a variety of spices before they are grilled. The grilled chicken is then combined with a southwestern inspired slaw made with cabbage, apple, carrot and grilled corn and stuffed into a warm TortillaLand® tortilla (which can also be cooked on the grill) and topped with  a special sauce made of corn, chipotle chile, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Talk about a flavor explosion!

So you see, there are a number of ways to break out of your taco night rut.  Tacos made with TortillaLand® Uncooked Flour or Corn Tortillas are proof that it's easy to satisfy any hunger, whether you're a family on the go or entertaining friends. So get in the kitchen and get creative!

Categories: Recipes
Tags: Taco Tuesday, #TacoTuesday, Taco Recipes, Tacos, Cooking, Flour Tortillas, Corn Tortillas, Steak Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Carnitas, Slow Cooker

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