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5 Best Tacos To Try (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

5 Best Tacos To Try (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Our full guide on the Best Tacos to try when you visit Mexico.

Tacos are a versatile and delicious option for any meal. Here are some of the best taco recipes to try, complete with tips and approximate calorie counts.

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Best Tacos To Try

1. Carne Asada Tacos

5 Best Tacos To Try (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Ingredients:

1 pound flank or skirt steak
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, minced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Corn tortillas
Optional toppings: chopped onions, cilantro, lime wedges, salsa

Instructions:

In a bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro. Add the steak and marinate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steak for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Let it rest before slicing thinly against the grain. Warm the tortillas and fill them with sliced steak. Top with onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Marinate the steak overnight for extra flavor. Use a hot grill or skillet to get a nice char on the steak.

Calories: Approximately 250-300 per taco (depending on toppings and portion size).

2. Chicken Tacos

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Ingredients:

1 pound chicken thighs or breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn or flour tortillas
Optional toppings: avocado, shredded lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream

Instructions:

Mix olive oil with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken with this mixture. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Let it rest before slicing.

Warm the tortillas and fill them with sliced chicken. Add your favorite toppings.

For extra juiciness, use chicken thighs. Grill the chicken for a smoky flavor.

Calories: Approximately 200-250 per taco (depending on toppings and portion size).

3. Fish Tacos

5 Best Tacos To Try (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Ingredients:

1 pound white fish (like cod or tilapia)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn tortillas
Optional toppings: cabbage slaw, avocado, lime crema, pico de gallo

Instructions:

Mix olive oil with cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Coat the fish with this mixture. Preheat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the fish for about 3-4 minutes per side, until it flakes easily with a fork. Warm the tortillas and fill them with pieces of fish. Add cabbage slaw and other desired toppings.

Use fresh lime juice to enhance the flavor. Serve with a side of lime crema for a tangy kick.

Calories: Approximately 200-250 per taco (depending on toppings and portion size).

4. Vegetarian Tacos

5 Best Tacos To Try (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn tortillas
Optional toppings: shredded cheese, avocado, salsa, sour cream, cilantro

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, cooking until softened. Add zucchini and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Stir in the black beans, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook until heated through. Warm the tortillas and fill them with the vegetable and bean mixture. Add your favorite toppings.

Add corn or mushrooms for extra texture and flavor. Top with a squeeze of lime for freshness.

Calories: Approximately 180-220 per taco (depending on toppings and portion size).

5. Carnitas Tacos

5 Best Tacos To Try (Recipe Guide) Tips And Calories

Ingredients:

2 pounds pork shoulder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup orange juice
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Corn tortillas
Optional toppings: chopped onions, cilantro, lime wedges, salsa

Instructions:

In a slow cooker, combine the pork shoulder, olive oil, orange juice, chicken broth, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5 hours, until the pork is tender and can be shredded easily.

Shred the pork with two forks. Optionally, spread the shredded pork on a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes until crispy. Warm the tortillas and fill them with the shredded pork. Add onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Use the broiler to add a crispy texture to the shredded pork. Serve with a side of pickled onions for extra flavor.

Calories: Approximately 250-300 per taco (depending on toppings and portion size).

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