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The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect Taco Party


Today is not your eldest child’s birthday. It isn’t your anniversary, or Grandma's retirement, and it certainly isn’t a holiday. Today is just a day like any other, and that is reason enough to celebrate. You don’t need an excuse to have a great time with your family, and there doesn’t have to be an elaborate setup for it to be guaranteed fun. All you need is a simple party theme, tasty food, and for everyone to get involved. One perfect way to achieve this? A taco party!

Click here for the The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect Taco Party (Slideshow)

Now we know you love spending time with your kids, but you’re probably wondering just exactly how they can be a part of the entire process. After all, little hands near hot stoves are not conducive to a calm parental mind. But there are odd jobs all over the kitchen that they can handle, as well as a few steps in cooking preparations and decorating.

Together, you can decide on everything from the menu to the music. This will help you accomplish more before your party and also give you some quality time with the kids. Plus, involving the kids will empower them by giving them decision-making responsibilities. But if you’re still a little unsure of how to start this collaborative cooking and planning process, start with a simple party theme: in this case, a taco fiesta.

The nice thing about tacos is that they are customizable. Everyone can choose their favorite toppings (shredded cheese, salsa, lettuce, a squeeze of lime), fillings (grilled or stewed chicken, pulled pork, shrimp, fish, steak, beans, roasted vegetables, etc.) and types of tortillas (hard or soft, corn or flour) depending on what you want to offer. Have the kids think about the types of tacos they want to eat and challenge them to come up with creative and tasty toppings. Your kids will have more fun at the celebration if they are a part of the preparation process, and you’ll love getting in that special time with them!

Step 1: Go Shopping Together

Kids always feel like a big help when they have a hand in the choices that need to be made. Let them choose the types of tacos and toppings that will be featured on the menu. Have them find all of the ingredients while you’re at the market, and talk about what goes into each type of taco!

Step 2: Decorate

A taco party has to look as bright and fun as it tastes! Grab all the colorful linens and plates you can and put the kids to work setting up a brilliant taco bar display. You can even try a DIY piñata with the kids that they’ll be super proud of making.


I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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i am a food blog is an award winning food blog that’s been around since 2010 featuring hundreds of easy, fun, and delicious modern Asian- and globally-inspired recipes that celebrate the joy of home cooking. Our tips and tricks will have you cooking like a pro in no time. Pull up a chair and stick around for awhile, let’s be friends and eat together!


I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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i am a food blog is an award winning food blog that’s been around since 2010 featuring hundreds of easy, fun, and delicious modern Asian- and globally-inspired recipes that celebrate the joy of home cooking. Our tips and tricks will have you cooking like a pro in no time. Pull up a chair and stick around for awhile, let’s be friends and eat together!


I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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i am a food blog is an award winning food blog that’s been around since 2010 featuring hundreds of easy, fun, and delicious modern Asian- and globally-inspired recipes that celebrate the joy of home cooking. Our tips and tricks will have you cooking like a pro in no time. Pull up a chair and stick around for awhile, let’s be friends and eat together!


I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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i am a food blog is an award winning food blog that’s been around since 2010 featuring hundreds of easy, fun, and delicious modern Asian- and globally-inspired recipes that celebrate the joy of home cooking. Our tips and tricks will have you cooking like a pro in no time. Pull up a chair and stick around for awhile, let’s be friends and eat together!


I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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Did you make this recipe?

Share it on instagram and tag it #iamafoodblog. If you'd like to leave a rating without leaving a comment, you can do so by clicking the stars underneath the recipe name.

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i am a food blog is an award winning food blog that’s been around since 2010 featuring hundreds of easy, fun, and delicious modern Asian- and globally-inspired recipes that celebrate the joy of home cooking. Our tips and tricks will have you cooking like a pro in no time. Pull up a chair and stick around for awhile, let’s be friends and eat together!


I am a food blog

Um, why is Taco Tuesday the BEST THING EVER. I am here for it. Give me all the tacos, all the time. I think if I could live in a world with only Taco Tuesdays, I would…Here are 10 recipes for your Taco Tuesday feasts. Because we all know that we need an excuse to party on Tuesday!

Birria Tacos

Birria tacos are so hot right now and it’s not hard to understand why: they’re crispy, gloriously meat and juicy, and they come with a dipping sauce. Birria forever!

Al Pastor Quesatacos

Everyone’s favorite: al pastor! Those twirling mesmerizing spits of layered pork topped off with a whole pineapple make me heart eye emoji. If you don’t have a taco truck right outside your place, make these! Smoky sweet al pastor pork, melty cheese, and sweet grilled pineapples are a perfect Taco Tuesday for sure.

Stovetop Carnitas

You don’t need lard to make carnitas! Use pork belly and pork shoulder together so the pork belly fat renders out and it becomes self-saucing. Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Carnitas

Of course, if you happen to have some pork fat hanging around, you can go the classic route and use just three ingredients to make this classic carnitas: you won’t believe how flavorful it is. Perfect for tacos!

Carne Adovada

If you know adovada, then you know why you shouldn’t sleep on this oven baked adovada recipe. Dark, smoky, soft, and succulent. Usually adovada is served in enchiladas and burritos, as a main with rice and tortillas on the side, but something magic happens when you assemble them as taco with all the toppings.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Carrots and Daikon

These tacos are Vietnamese chả cá thăng long/turmeric fish with dill wrapped up in a tortilla hug. If you love fish tacos you’ll love these! Loads of fresh mint and dill with juicy tomatoes and quick pickled carrots and daikon. Seriously delicious.

Let’s not forget some sides:

Hatch Salsa Verde

Is it even Taco Tuesday without salsa? I say no. This salsa verde is literally the best thing ever because it’s made with Hatch chiles. Smoky, just the right amount of spice, and so addictive. It only has 4 ingredients, so no excuses. Unless you can’t find Hatch chiles. In that case you can use a mix of Anaheim’s and green Thai chili :)

Mexican Rice

Is it weird to serve rice with tacos?! I don’t know and really, I love rice, even in my tacos so they become a sort of mini burrito situation but without the rolling, so I’m going to include this rice recipe here just so you to can experience the joy of a street-size taco with rice!

Pineapple Guacamole

The photos from this guacamole are SO old but we still make pineapple guacamole on the regular. I know there’s a whole internet debate on whether or not pineapples belong on pizza, and I’m here to say, pineapples definitely belong in guacamole!

Freshly Fried Tortilla Chips

I know, I know, it’s super easy to go buy a bag of tortilla chips at the store. But trust me, warm tortilla chips fresh out of the fryer are GLORIOUS. Please do it.

Happy Taco Tuesday!
xoxo steph

PS – If you have someone doing keto in your house, don’t let them miss out on Taco Tuesday! Make them these keto-friendly carnitas tacos with egg tortilla shells and they will love you forever :)

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Did you make this recipe?

Share it on instagram and tag it #iamafoodblog. If you'd like to leave a rating without leaving a comment, you can do so by clicking the stars underneath the recipe name.

Thanks for reading as always!
-Steph & Mike

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i am a food blog is an award winning food blog that’s been around since 2010 featuring hundreds of easy, fun, and delicious modern Asian- and globally-inspired recipes that celebrate the joy of home cooking. Our tips and tricks will have you cooking like a pro in no time. Pull up a chair and stick around for awhile, let’s be friends and eat together!


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