by Lisa Lozano
Nothing says summer quite like crafting delicious homemade tacos, and we have seven delicious options for you, most of which require little cooking that doesn’t involve your grill.
This is an extremely versatile recipe, because you’re making a healthy white bean and turkey chili as the base for these tacos and can repurpose the leftovers into any number of dishes. You can even make a big batch on the weekend and freeze the leftovers. So many possibilities! Rachael spoons the chili into crispy taco shells, then adds homemade pico de gallo, homemade avocado cream, lettuce and a mild cheese. What more could you want?
This is one of the two tortilla-free tacos options on this list, but really any of these tacos could be make in a lettuce cup. The star of the show is a marinated flank steak, which is sliced and topped with stir-fried vegetables and sesame seeds.
Josh Capon’s spicy and sweet chile-marinated skirt steak taco is topped with a charred pineapple salsa for a complex flavor profile.
These carne asada tacos start with a flank steak prepared with a smoky chipotle marinade. To keep going with the chipotle theme, the taco are topped with a chipotle guacamole and garnished with lettuce, lime juice, shaved radishes, onions and pickled jalapenos. Yum!
These Asian-inspired tacos served in lettuce cups feature a stir fry of chicken, ginger, garlic, peppers and Thai basil tossed in a spicy-sweet peanut sauce. Yum!
These fajita-esque tacos include all your favorite flavors from a sizzling fajita platter. Grilled steak topped with stir-fried sweet peppers and onions and a delicious poblano sauce.
What would Brian Boitano do? Make delicious carne asada tacos with double shells! Brian slow cooks his meat until it’s fork-tender, then builds the tacos with a crunchy corn tortilla inside a soft flour one, layered with meat, homemade salsa, shredded cabbage and queso fresco.
What’s your favorite kind of taco to make at home? Tell us in the comments.