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6 of the Best Tacos North of the Border

By Ellie Sher | Jan 9th, 2014

Turn your weekly Taco Night into a fiesta with these 6 no-fuss party picks. From pork to chorizo, these Mexican delicacies are quick, tasty and party-approved.

1. Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Slaw

A better-for-you pick, cod fillets (or any firm white fish) lend themselves well to a gentle pan fry. The crisp exterior gives way to a flaky interior that’s enhanced by a spicy Greek yogurt cabbage slaw for a decadent bite without all the calories. Watch how they're made, above!

Get the recipe: Fish Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Slaw

2. Tacos Al Pastor

Ultra tender pork is achieved by slowly cooking the meat to perfection on a trumpo, or an upright rotisserie. No trumpo at home? You’re not alone. Prepare this melt-in-your-mouth taco filling on a grill instead, and serve on a corn tortilla topped with its traditional accompaniments like onions, cilantro, and pineapple.

Get the recipe: Tacos Al Pastor

3. Chorizo and Egg Tacos

Got a bacon, egg and cheese aficionado on your hands? These breakfast-style tacos loaded with spicy Mexican chorizo, fluffy scrambled eggs, and a zippy jalapeno salsa are a spicy cousin to the traditional egg sandwich.  

Get the recipe: Chorizo and Egg Tacos

4. Steak Tacos with Black Bean Pico de Gallo

Satisfy the meat enthusiasts with a tried-and-true flank steak taco in 30 minutes or less. A hearty black bean salsa of lime, jalapeno, and garlic comes together in just minutes and any leftovers can be added to mixed greens for tomorrow’s lunch.

Get the recipe: Steak Tacos with Black Bean Pico de Gallo

5. Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Slightly sweet and with a kick of heat to finish, succulent shrimp are bathed in a killer marinade and grilled until they just turn pink. Nestle these plump delights into a warm tortilla and top with grilled pineapple salsa for a touch of sweetness.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

6. Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Salsa Verde

Who says kids are the only ones who like to get a little messy? Let your guests in on the fun with a DIY taco bar. Prepare  spice-rubbed pork tenderloin as the base, and serve with a variety of accompaniments. Think: sliced avocado, radishes, cotija cheese, cilantro, salsa verde, and red onions. Go ahead and rack your brain for other options – it’s mere child’s play.

Get the recipe: Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Salsa Verde