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Taco Tuesday is our favorite day of the week. But the usual suspects (read: ground beef with shredded cheese and basic fixings) can get a little, well…stale. Here are 52 taco recipe ideas—aka a year’s worth of weekly meals that will bust you out of your dinner rut for good.

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1. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

BRB, going for a swim in homemade queso.

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2. BLT Tacos

The bacon crisps up on a baking sheet in the oven for minimal mess.

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3. Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Just season, set and forget the pork shoulder in your Crock-Pot until it’s fall-apart tender.

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4. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema

Taco Tuesday does Meatless Monday.

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5. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

One bite and boom: You’re at the beach with a cocktail in hand.

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6. Pancake Tacos with Cheese and Bacon

We have a feeling these will become your kids’ new favorite breakfast.

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7. Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

The salsa is crunchy, citrusy and ridiculously refreshing.

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8. Poblano and Mushroom Tacos with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

File under Sneaky Ways to Convince Kids to Eat Vegetables.

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9. Chicken Tacos

The only downside to hard taco shells? All the filling falls out once you take a bite. These are fried after being filled, so all the goods stay in place. Genius.

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10. Jackfruit Tacos with Grilled Pineapple

This tangy tropical fruit is the ultimate plant-based meat alternative.

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11. Grilled Carne Asada Tacos with Boursin Cheese

Marinating the flank steak in apple cider vinegar and lime juice helps tenderize the meat.

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12. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Nothing says summer quite like lime-kissed, battered tilapia.

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13. Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tacos

Drape corn tortillas over your oven racks to turn them into taco shells with flat bottoms.

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14. Chicken Tinga Tacos

Starring a punchy chipotle blender sauce.

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15. Cauliflower and Plantain Tacos with Lemony Pesto Dressing

Swap the plantain for yam or the cauliflower for broccoli if you’d like.

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16. Slow-Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos

The briny dill pickle cuts right through the heat of the gochujang.

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17. Rajas con Hummus Tacos

A dollop of labneh? Don’t mind if we do.

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18. Biscuit Lime Fish Tacos

The only thing better than fried fish? Fried fish on a flaky biscuit.

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19. Easy Black Bean Tacos

Greek yogurt-lime crema > store-bought sour cream.

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20. Deep Fried Avocado Tacos

Consider these a one-way ticket to your happy place.

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21. American Breakfast Tacos

To the maple syrup versus hot sauce dilemma, we say: ¿Por qué no los dos?

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22. Mexican Street Tacos

Carne asada + onion + lime + cilantro = proof that sometimes, less is more.

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23. Life-Changing Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

These panko-crusted gems are topped with cilantro-lime slaw and four-ingredient chipotle crema.

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24. Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Oh, honey-sweet chili mayo, where have you been all our life?

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25. Birria Tacos

If you’re not washing each taco down with a shot of the savory stew juice (aka consomé), you’re doing it wrong.

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26. Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

A healthy vegetarian main worth adding to your weekly rotation.

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27. Baked Beef Tacos

The melted cheese in these baked tacos will make this your new favorite way to prep the meal. Trust.

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28. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Complete with garlicky, herbed ranch dressing.

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29. Epic Vegetarian Tacos

There’s truly no such thing as too many pickled onions.

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30. Korean Beef Tacos

You had us at caramelized kimchi (OK, and again at sriracha mayo).

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31. 20-Minute Jackfruit Tacos

Canned green jackfruit does it again.

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32. Ground Turkey Tacos

Just as easy to prepare as beef, but with a fraction of the fat.

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33. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Pop the shrimp on the grill instead of cooking them in a skillet if the weather allows.

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34. Vegetarian Crispy Cactus Tacos

Nopales, no problem—especially when they’re drizzled in avocado sauce and black bean-corn relish.

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35. Philly Cheesesteak Tacos

Behold, the most epic mashup we never knew we needed.

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36. Shrimp Tacos

Toss the leftover shrimp atop a salad for tomorrow’s lunch.

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37. Ground Beef Tacos

How pretty is the cherry tomato pico de gallo?

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38. Griddled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

They’re stuffed with chicken, refried beans, onions and cheese, then toasted like a quesadilla.

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39. Grilled Chipotle Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

Choose your favorite white fish or make them vegan by substituting Portobello mushrooms or tofu instead.

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40. Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa

These have unexpected Thanksgiving appetizer written all over them.

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41. Salsa Verde Lentil Tacos with Mango-Pomegranate Pico

Go the extra mile and make your own salsa verde or save time with canned salsa verde or green enchilada sauce.

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42. Greek Lamb Tacos with Minted Yogurt Sauce

Who knew tacos and gyros got along so well?

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43. Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos

No wonder they say everything’s bigger in Texas.

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44. Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor

This summery meal stars roasted pork shoulder and pineapple.

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45. Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos

If you’re not into spicy food, this rendition of rajas trades poblano peppers for cool zucchini.

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46. Street Corn Chicken Tacos

Four words: Jalapeño. Lime. Cashew. Sauce.

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47. Pea Guacamole and Seared Halloumi Soft Tacos

If you’re bored by meatless tacos, seared slabs of salty halloumi cheese will change your mind.

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48. Grilled Steak Tacos with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Catch us making these for every barbecue we ever host.

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49. Mushroom Al Pastor Tacos with Garlic Lime Special Sauce

Swap pork for meaty cremini mushrooms in chipotle-pineapple marinade.

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50. Blackened Salmon Tacos with Forbidden Rice and Mango Guacamole

Heart-healthy never looked so damn delicious.

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51. Ground Beef Tacos

OK, we said no run-of-the-mill ground beef tacos. But we’d be lying if we said they didn’t hold a special, nostalgic place in our hearts (and tummies).

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52. Chocolaty Dessert Taco Bar

Cookie shells filled with chocolate mousse and topped with everything from berries to edible rose petals? Swoon.

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