Best Homemade Tacos Recipes
Make your tasty tacos for a Mexican feast! Pack your tortillas with delicious fillings, including  chicken, shrimps, and ground beef!

Beef Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2.5 - 3 lb) chuck roast or cross rib roast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instruction:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Dab both sides of beef dry with paper towels. 
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp pepper) and sear in pot until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes each side.
  3. Transfer beef to a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker. Pour beef broth over roast.
  4. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, onion and garlic powder evenly over roast. Cover slow cooker and cook on low heat 8 hours (high heat cooking is not recommend here).
  5. Remove roast from slow cooker, shred beef (remove fat) and return shredded beef to slow cooker (season with a little more salt if needed). 
  6. Add in lime juice, cover with lid and cook on low an additional 5 - 10 minutes while preparing toppings and tortillas.
  7. Remove beef from slow cooker with tongs to remove juices when plating or drain in a colander. 
  8. Serve in warmed tortillas with desired toppings.

Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" strips
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

Instruction:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet. Cook until golden, 6 minutes. Add spices and stir until coated, 1 minute more. If needed, add a little more oil or water to help spices coat chicken. 
  2. Build tacos: In tortillas, layer chicken and desired toppings. Serve with lime wedges. 

Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (thawed & peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8-10 medium flour tortilla
  • Toppings (optional, to taste): sour cream, salsa, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, etc.

Instruction:

  1. Prep your shrimp. If frozen, run them under cool water until thawed. Peel them and remove the tails. 
  2. Meanwhile, prep your toppings. 
  3. Add the shrimp to a skillet along with the olive oil and spices. Cook over medium-high heat until the shrimp are no longer pink, flipping/stirring them occasionally (about 5-6 minutes). 
  4. Assemble tacos as desired and serve immediately. 

Try To Add These Toppings To Spice It Up!

Sour cream

Thinly sliced red onion

Diced tomatoes

Shredded Monterey Jack

Diced avocados

Fresh cilantro

Lime wedges

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