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21 Taco Recipes You’ll Want to Make Again

These ain't your average tacos! Whip up one of these recipes for your next Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or whenever the fiesta mood strikes.

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Fabulous Fajitas

I’ve enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for new recipes to try, I suggest these flavorful fajitas. It’s wonderful to put the beef in the slow cooker before church and come home to a hot delicious main dish. —Janie Reitz, Rochester, Minnesota

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Taco Lasagna

If you like foods with Southwestern flair, this just might become a new favorite. Loaded with cheese, meat, and beans, the layered casserole comes together in a snap. There are never any leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks. —Terri Keena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. They go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri

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Fantastic Fish Tacos

Searching for a lighter substitute to traditional fried fish tacos, I came up with this entree. It’s been a hit with friends and family. —Jennifer Palmer, Rancho Cucamonga, California

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Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos

Sometimes I’ll substitute Bibb lettuce leaves for the tortillas to make crunchy lettuce wraps, and I find that leftovers are perfect for burritos.—Kathleen Wolf, Naperville, Illinois

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Slow-Cooked Carnitas

These hearty carnitas are delicious and easy to simmer in a slow cooker all day long. Sometimes, instead of using tortillas, I place the pork on top of shredded lettuce for a tasty salad. —Lisa Glogow, Aliso Viejo, California

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Crowd-Pleasing Taco Salad

While this recipe might sound involved, it can be fixed in just 30 minutes. It’s a hit at the potluck table, and I don’t have to bring any home after the shindig! —Ann Cahoon, Bradenton, Florida

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Grilled Fajitas

A special marinade gives the meat in these fajitas outstanding flavor that’s always a hit with my family. It’s a fun and satisfying summer main dish using garden-fresh peppers and onions. —Cheryl Smith, The Dalles, Oregon

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Greek Tacos

Try a surprising twist on tacos by using Greek seasoning, spinach, and feta instead of taco seasoning, lettuce, and cheddar. You’ll be impressed! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Fantastic Beef Fajitas

The first time I made these beef fajitas, my family couldn’t get enough. The next time I had to make a double batch so everyone had enough. This is a favorite evening meal for me because it fixes up quick. It would be a good one for entertaining, too—the avocados add a nice dash of color. —Marla Brenneman, Goshen, Indiana

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Taco-Filled Peppers

With refreshing vegetables and zippy beef and beans, these stuffed peppers stand out from any others. This tasty dish is so easy to make, I serve it often during summer and fall, much to my family’s delight. —Nancy McDonald, Burns, Wyoming

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Baja Fish Tacos

Crisp mahi mahi pans out beautifully when dressed up with fresh lime, cilantro, and smoky adobo. One bite and you’ll be hooked! —Brooke Keller, Lexington, Kentucky

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Chunky Taco Soup

I’ve gotten great response at our church dinners and senior groups whenever I bring this thick easy-to-fix soup. I usually take home an empty pot and often get requests for the recipe. The flavor seems to improve with leftovers…if there are any! —Evelyn Buford, Belton, Missouri

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Texas Taco Dip Platter

When I’m entertaining, this colorful dish is my top menu choice. My friends can’t resist the hearty appetizer topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives. —Kathy Young, Weatherford, Texas

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Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

A few people in my family have special dietary needs, but luckily, these chicken tacos work for all of us. Toss up a simple green salad, and I have a meal we can all enjoy together. —Christine Schenher, Exeter, California

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Taco Salad Casserole

This casserole tastes like a taco salad and is a breeze to assemble. I crush tortilla chips to form a bottom layer, then spread on refried beans, a spicy meat mixture, and cheese. —Rhonda McKee, Greensburg, Kansas

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Taco Bubble Pizza

Your entire family’s going to be requesting this Taco Bubble Pizza recipe! Lucky for you, it’s a cinch with tomato soup, taco seasoning, and refrigerated biscuits. Set up a taco bar and let everyone add his or her favorite toppings. —Dawn Schutter, Titonka, Iowa

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Shrimp Fajitas

I’ve lost 50 pounds recently and my husband, Jere, has lost 65. We’re always looking for tasty ways to keep the weight off. I think working moms would love it as much as we do because it’s so quick and easy. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

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Family Favorite Taco Meat Loaf

Our children think there are three basic food groups—pizza, tacos, and burgers! They like to doctor up slices of this specially seasoned meat loaf with their favorite taco toppings. —Diane Essinger, Findlay, Ohio

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Mexican Pot Roast Filling

My son’s friends used to request this recipe when they came over. Ten years later, they’re still talking about it. The meat makes an excellent filling for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas and freezes well.—Connie Dicavoli, Shawnee, Kansas

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Zesty Chicken Soft Tacos

We’ve made these tacos with corn and flour tortillas, but naan flatbread is our favorite. Set out toppings and let people make their own. —Jessie Grearson-sapat, Falmouth, Maine

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