8 Street Taco Recipes That Rival Your Favorite Taco Truck

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By Cooking Panda

We get it. Street tacos are perfection. Whether you get them from a cart, a truck, or even a brick-and-mortar restaurant, we know how special they are to you. But some nights, you might feel like making your own approximation of your favorite tacos al pastor, or maybe you live somewhere that doesn’t have the most authentic Mexican tacos.

Don’t worry, fam. We have everything you need right here.

Generally speaking, you should probably keep the toppings simple, since street tacos really are all about the meat. A little diced onion, cilantro and salsa is all you need, but if you want to take it further, check out these taco condiment recipes for more ideas.

So sit back and let us blow your mind with these tasty taco recipes.

1. Authentic Carne Asada Street Tacos

Here’s how to get as close as possible to taco truck carne asada in your own kitchen. You’re welcome.

2. Tacos Al Pastor

A little sweet, a little spicy and tremendously tender and flavorful, our favorite pineapple and chile-marinated pork is delicious but can be a pain to cook to perfection at home. Don’t fret! We found the best possible method for home-grilling or roasting that won’t take you years on end to make.

3. Slow Cooker Carnitas Street Tacos

Save the hassle by cooking carnitas in the slow cooker. Beautiful things happen when you top carnitas tacos with avocado pieces and quick-pickled onions.

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas Tacos

Want an easy, healthier spin on your favorite taco? Use chicken instead.

5. Black Bean Vegan Street Tacos

These beans are incredible. Smoky chipotle/adobo sauce and cocoa powder complement each other so perfectly that even meat eaters will love these vegetarian tacos.

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6. Lengua Tacos

Carnivores, don’t fear the tongue! The sight might gross you out if you’re not used to seeing it, but it’s cheap and gets super tender when you cook it correctly. Give it a try!

7. Chicharrones Guisados (Stewed Fried Pork Rinds) Tacos

If you’re a fan of decadent meat, you’ll love these melt-in-your-mouth tender chicharrones.

8. Barbacoa Tacos

Barbacoa — saucy, shredded pork — is one of our favorites. Lucky for you, we figured out exactly how the folks at Chipotle make it and created a copycat version. Want it saucier? Toss it back in the leftover sauce in the slow cooker after you shred it.

Featured Photo Credit: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt​/Serious Eats

Tags: copycat Chipotle barbacoa, Mexican tacos, street tacos, taco recipes, Taco Tuesday
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