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Authentic Mexican to Thai Fusion: 17 Tasty Reasons to Celebrate Taco Tuesday

It's Tuesday, and that means taco night! You could spend the evening fighting your way through a crowded joint hoping they haven't run out of $2 fish tacos, or you could skip elbowing your way to the bar altogether and make your own killer tacos. Better yet, invite the pals, grab the tequila, and create a taco feast!

From authentic Mexican street tacos to Thai inspired fusion, these are the 17 taco recipes that are worth dining in for. But please, avoid the box of crispy chip-like tacos shells, and take the time to pick up some quality hand-made tortillas. It makes a world of difference.

1. Carne Asada Mexican Street Tacos

Tiny street car tacos are ideal when it comes to devouring a feast of tacos. And what could be more authentic than stuffing them with tender carne asada, white onion, and fresh cilantro?

Ge the recipe here.

2. Venison Carne Asada

If you're feeling a little crazy, sub the usually carne asada for venison.

Get the recipe here.

3. Chorizo Tacos

It's hard to pass up spicy, fatty, perfectly seasoned chorizo. And with minimal ingredients in this Chorizo Tacos recipe, you won't have to.

4. Lengua Tacos

Warning, these tacos are not for rookies. Lengua - beef tongue - tacos are for experienced lover of authentic Mexican tacos.

Get the recipe here.

5. Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas are a taco Tuesday delicacy that pork lovers can't pass up.

Get the recipe here.

6. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Short Rib

While traditional Mexican barbacoa calls for lamb or goat, beef is also used.

In this Slow Cooker Barbacoa Short Rib Taco, beef barbacoa is slow cooked to perfection then topped with a slice of creamy avocado, slightly pungent white onions, and fresh cilantro.

7. Slow Cooker Smoky Pork Tacos

Tender pork slow cooked for 12-14 hours in roasted salsa will melt in your mouth - just be sure to get a jump start on the prep.

Get the recipe here.

8. Easy Weeknight Chicken Tacos

If you're looking for an outstanding taco recipe minus all the fuss, then try this Easy Weeknight Chicken Taco recipe.

Be sure not to skimp on the chipotle lime crema.

9. Chili Lime Chicken Tacos

Chili lime-coated chicken topped with sweet and citrusy grilled pineapple salsa is a fiesta in taco form.

Get the recipe here.

10. Cajun Fish Tacos

Cajun rubbed fish topped with fresh pico de gallo and an avocado cilantro sauce is better than any $2 taco you'll get during happy hour.

Get the recipe here.

11. Maple Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa

The pairing of fresh salmon and a sweet mango salsa was meant to be eaten in taco form.

Get the recipe here.

12. Cuban Fish Tacos

Cuban Fish Tacos consisting of salmon - or mahi-mahi depending on preference - topped with a tropical mango slaw and chipotle crema is reason enough to dine in for Taco Tuesday.

13. Spiced Sweet Potato and Grilled Portobello Tacos

Vegan? Gluten-free? Try this Spiced Sweet Potato and Grilled Portobello Tacos.

Fresh pico de gallo and grilled portobello mixed with filling spiced sweet potato are the vegan tacos that have everyone eating their veggies.

14. Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema

Get creative with your veggies and try roasted cauliflower in your tacos. One bite and you'll be embracing meatless taco Tuesday.

Get the recipe here.

15. Sprouted Lentil Tacos with Arugula and Feta

I know, these vegetarian and gluten-free lentil inspired tacos look more like pork carnitas.

Although they may fool you in looks, they certainly don't fool you in flavor. If you've never had lentil tacos, this is the recipe to try.

16. Thai Shrimp Tacos

Thai meets Mexican in the greatest fusion tacos around. Sweet peanut sauce, succulent shrimp, ginger, lime, and crunchy cabbage are precisely what you need this Tuesday.

Get the recipe here.

17. Bahn Mi Taco

The only thing that could be as good as a bahn mi, is a Bahn Mi Taco.

Matchstick pickled carrots and daikon, pulled pork, and of course jalapenos, just elevated the status of taco fusion.

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