It’s Taco Day- 9 tempting taco recipes!

Today is the official holiday for tacos!  Totally a reason to celebrate!  And since it falls on a Friday, we certainly can all go out and enjoy a taco or two at our favorite Mexican restaurant.  Or maybe you would like to try one of the 9 tempting taco recipes that I found on the web?  Either way, it is a pretty awesome holiday…

9 tempting taco recipes

Tacos are one of the most popular Mexican foods.  A generic taco is kind of like a sandwich with the outside usually made of corn and then filled with various delicious foods.  There are lots of choices to make up a good taco, so I am bringing just a few of them to you today.  Enjoy!

indian taco recipe

Indian Tacos Recipe by The Keyhole

Tacos have been around since around 3000 B.C.  The indigenous people of Mexico created taco shells out of corn because it was easy to grow.  Taco shells foodie cousin is a tortilla shell, which is basically the soft flour version of the taco.

grilled mahi mahi tacos

 Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos by Knead for Food

In the early 1900’s with the influx of Mexican immigrants moving into the United States, tacos were introduced as street food.

carnitas breakfast tacos

 Carnitas Breakfast Tacos by These Peas are Hollow

Americans loved this unique Mexican “sandwich”.  It wasn’t long before the taco was sold on food trucks in the Midwest and Western regions of the country.  While the taco quickly became “Americanized”, the traditional recipes also lived on.

crock pot cheddar beer taos

 Crock Pot Cheddar Beer Tacos by How Sweet it is

In 1962, Taco Bell opened up in a small store in Los Angeles.  The popularity of this restaurant soon rocketed the taco to all corners of the country.  Taco Bell currently has over 6,500 locations all over the country and sells over 2 billion tacos a year!

taco bake recipe

 Taco Cornbread Bake by Blueberries and Blessings

vegetarian tacos

Organic Vegetarian Tacos by Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

taco cupcakes

 Double Decker Taco Cupcakes by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Due to the taco’s popularity, many other cultures have put their twist on them.  You can now find Korean tacos, American tacos, Greek tacos, and even dessert tacos!

fruit tacos with chocolate tortillas

Fruit Tacos with Chocolate Tortillas by She Knows

big fat greek tacos recipe

Big Fat Greek Tacos by Good Dinner Mom

To finish up Taco Day, I wanted to bring to you a short clip of one of my favorite Taco Bell Commercials, starring the Taco Bell Chihuahua!  Yo Quiero Taco Bell!

Now go eat a taco!  After all, it is a holiday!

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