There are tacos and then there are tacos. If you think of tacos as just a quick weeknight dinner, not something to get excited about, then you’ve never really had a taco. Forgettable tacos are usually the kind that come out of a box, with a packet for seasoning and not much else. While there’s definitely a time and a place for this type of taco, they don’t do the taco any justice.
Real tacos are made with corn or flour tortillas (homemade being preferable) filled with the most amazing ingredients ― think fried avocados, chipotle-rubbed salmon or pulled pork ― and topped with complementary accents like spicy salsas and fresh herbs. If you’re not convinced yet, make one of the recipes below and you’ll see what we’re talking about.