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Crispy Baked Vegan Avocado Tacos

Crispy baked avocados, black beans & fresh corn salsa are combined in this scrumptious recipe for gluten free, vegan Avocado Tacos!

Overheat shot of crispy avocado tacos on plate with fresh cilantro

My love of tacos runs deep y’all! I’ve created many taco recipes over the years, including lots of meatless options for my vegan friends!

If you love these Avocado Tacos, you’ll also love these Butternut Squash Tacos. For even more vegan taco goodness, check out these Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos and these Vegan Tacos with Grilled Veggies and Chimichurri!

When it comes to tacos, meatless or not, you always need a great topping to finish them off. For these Avocado Tacos, I added Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa. This salsa is light, fresh and flavorful. A little drizzle of lime juice right on top and you’re good to go!

If you like your tacos on the spicier side, feel free to drizzle a little hot sauce right on top. We’re raving fans of Pico Pica in our house, so we drizzled  it right on top and used it to batter the avocado.

The crispy baked avocado is so easy to make. Simply dip avocado slices in your favorite hot sauce, then in a taco seasoned cereal coating. I’ve used both Rice Chex cereal and Corn Flakes to crust the avocado and both work great!

I toss the cereal right in my NutriBullet (any blender or food processor will work!) with Homemade Taco Seasoning and blend it into a fine crumb mixture. The combination of hot sauce and taco seasoned cereal crumbs gives these baked avocado strips so much flavor!

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Taco Pasta Bake with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco seasoned ground beef, black beans and cherry tomatoes are tossed with ziti pasta & creamy avocado sauce in this easy, cheesy Taco Pasta Bake! It’s made in just 35 minutes for a quick and easy dinner recipe!

Taco pasta in a large oval casserole dish topped with cherry tomatoes and cilantro

If you’ve ever thought, ” I really love pasta and I really love tacos. I just can’t decide which one I love more!” Well, you don’t have to choose between the two anymore!

That’s right, I took the delicious flavors of tacos and incorporated them into this pasta bake recipe. It’s not only totally scrumptious, it’s totally easy too and perfect for weeknight meals!

The Creamy Avocado Sauce makes this pasta recipe unique and adds so much flavor to the dish! I’ve been using this avocado sauce in recipes for years. It first appeared on the blog in this recipe for Mexican Stuffed Shells.

These recipes are very similar, but in this Taco Pasta recipe I decided to simplify things. Instead of stuffing the ingredients into individual pasta shells, I simply tossed all of the ingredients together.

I’ve also used this avocado sauce to make the most delicious Chicken Enchiladas and Creamy Avocado & Corn Vegetarian Enchiladas.

The combination of flavors in this Baked Taco Recipe are fantastic! From the light and creamy avocado sauce, to the taco seasoned ground beef. I could eat this dish for every meal for a week.. and I have!

I promise, you want to make this recipe for dinner tonight!

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos

Pressure cooker chicken tacos are made in an Instant Pot with just 4 ingredients in only 29 minutes! This quick & easy gluten free recipe is perfect for meal prep or easy weeknight dinners!

Overhead shot of shredded chicken tacos in corn tortillas on white plate with cilantro and limes

If there’s one thing you’ll never find a lack of on this blog it’s tacos! They’re one of my favorite foods and I love to find various cooking methods and ingredients to make tacos.

I use the slow cooker to make Beef Barbacoa Tacos and Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos.

I use the grill to make Carne Asada Tacos and Grilled Veggie Chimichurri Tacos.

Now I’m busting out my Instant Pot to make Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos!

These tacos are seriously easy to make and you can serve them a variety of different ways. Keep it traditional and serve them in corn or flour tortillas or crispy taco shells. Serve the chicken over rice for taco bowls or lettuce for taco salads. For a whole30 and low carb option, serve the chicken in lettuce wraps with sliced avocado.

No matter how you serve them, you’re going to love the simplicity and deliciousness of these pressure cooker chicken tacos!

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Cheesy Baked Taco Dip

The ultimate cheesy baked taco dip is an easy appetizer made with layers of cream cheese, taco seasoned ground beef or turkey, beans, salsa & guacamole!

Baked taco dip in a cast iron skillet, sitting on a wood cutting board with a bowl of chips in the background, sitting on a red and white striped towel

Hello Taco Tuesday!  Let’s turn this taco party up a notch today with a seriously delicious dip!

For this recipe, I took the idea of the classic 7 Layer Dip, then kicked it up a notch!

While cold dips can be great, there’s really nothing like the taste of a warm, cheesy dip coming out of the oven and straight onto a chip!

Buffalo Chicken Dip, Chipotle Pulled Pork Dip, Green Chili Queso Dip and Buffalo Cheeseburger Dip are just a few of my warm, cheesy dip favorites!

This Cheesy Baked Taco Dip is absolutely perfect for a party, pot luck or the ultimate game day, Super Bowl Sunday! My friends love this recipe and request it every time I throw a party!

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French Onion Dip Tacos

Creamy French onion dip adds a delicious twist to these ground beef tacos! The entire recipe is made in just 20 minutes, for an easy dinner!

Ground beef tacos in crispy shells with shredded lettuce and french onion dip on plate with bowl of french onion dip

In our house, French Onion Dip and chips are always a requirement on the menu for NFL Sundays!  So like any good food blogger, I made my own French Onion Dip Mix and started making homemade dip every Sunday.

Since I now had this delicious French Onion Dip Mix sitting in the pantry, I decided to try it out on other recipes, instead of just dip!

I first tried it out on pot roast and the result was AMAZING! Seriously, French Onion Pot Roast is the best pot roast ever! It was so good, I made it both in a pressure cooker and in a slow cooker.

Next up, I made these French Onion Dip Tacos. The perfect game day food that combines easy ground beef tacos with a seriously delicious dip!

We ate them on game day in crispy shells, then I made them again for dinner during the week and served them on flour tortillas. Both totally tasty options for this seriously easy taco recipe!

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Cheesy Taco Meatballs

Cheesy Taco Meatballs are great as an easy appetizer recipe, or add them to tortillas for a fun twist on tacos! They’re also low carb & gluten free!

Taco meatballs on plate with small wooden bowl filled with hot sauce

If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!

Whether it’s my annual Superbowl Party, Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!

The weekend before Halloween I threw a pumpkin carving party, complete with tons of new dishes for my friends to try!

The boyfriend requested meatballs, so I came up with these Cheesy Taco Meatballs.  Buffalo Cheesy Sausage BallsGluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls and Sausage Stuffing Balls have been some of the most requested recipes for parties in the past, so I decided to stick with the sausage ball trend in this new, fun, spicy recipe!

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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos are a healthy, easy recipe for dinner! The buffalo cauliflower is baked, then broiled for a crispy texture. It’s then wrapped up in corn tortillas, topped with a dairy free avocado sauce and jalapeno carrot slaw, creating a totally delicious & gluten free taco recipe!

Buffalo cauliflower tacos on corn tortillas with jalapeno carrot slaw and fresh cilantro on plate with small bowl of buffalo sauce

I’m never one to shy away from tacos! Breakfast Tacos, Pulled Pork Tacos or Greek Pita Tacos, there’s no such thing as “too many tacos” in my world!

When it comes to making vegan tacos, I love Butternut Squash Tacos in the fall, Grilled Veggie Chimichurri Tacos in the summer and these Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos year-round!

These tacos seriously couldn’t be easier to make!

Toss some cauliflower with buffalo sauce and roast in the oven. While the cauliflower is roasting, mix up a little jalapeno carrot slaw and blend together the avocado sauce. Once the buffalo cauliflower comes out of the oven, toss it all on a tortilla and you have one seriously scrumptious vegan taco recipe!

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Pressure Cooker Breakfast Tacos

Pressure Cooker Breakfast Tacos are an easy way to make brunch for a crowd, or make ahead for breakfast throughout the week. They can be made with meat, or meatless, for a vegetarian recipe. Serve them in corn tortillas for a delicious gluten free way to start the day!

Egg, veggie, cheese breakfast tacos with sliced avocado, jalapeno and small cup of salsa

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends from the Crock-Pot® brand!

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I always make sure I have plenty of delicious breakfast recipes to choose from!

From sweet fan favorites, like Macadamia Nut French Toast Sticks and Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls, to the always popular savory recipes for Greek Eggs Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole and Stuffing Biscuits, if you’re looking for an awesome new breakfast idea, I’ve got you covered!

But what about breakfast in a pressure cooker? This method of cooking has become so popular over the last couple of years, but mainly for easy dinner recipes. But what about breakfast, the most important meal of the day!

Never fear, I’m here to show you just how easy it is to make a big batch of eggs in a pressure cooker for breakfast tacos. You can make the eggs ahead of time and eat the tacos for breakfast throughout the week, or make them for brunch to serve a crowd!

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Butternut Squash Tacos

Butternut Squash Tacos are made with sautéed butternut squash, crispy onion strings and a creamy avocado sauce for a delicious, healthy and vegan recipe made in just 20 minutes!

Butternut squash tacos topped with crispy onions, avocado cream sauce and fresh cilantro on plate

When it comes to tacos, I have plenty of recipes to go around! If you’re looking for vegan tacos, I’ve got those too!

Veggie Tacos with Chimichurri, Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos and Butternut Squash Tacos are all perfect examples of how you can ditch the meat, but keep the tacos!

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Cajun Steak Tacos

Looking for the best steak tacos with a twist? Try these Cajun Steak Tacos marinated in a flavorful combination of olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce and spices, then grilled to perfection for a delicious meal!

Grilled Sliced Cajun Marinated Skirt Steak with Fresh Cilantro

I’ve been on a serious grilled taco kick lately and if you’re licking your lips checking out these Grilled Cajun Steak Tacos, then you’ll also want to take a peak at these Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos and these Grilled Vegetable Chimichurri Tacos (I could seriously put that sauce on everything!)

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Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa

No need to head to Chipotle when you can make mouth-watering beef barbacoa at home in a crock pot! This easy recipe is perfect for adding to tacos, burritos, tostadas, nachos or even eggs for breakfast!

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Tacos with Green Onions and Cilantro

For several years now, Slow Cooked Beef Ragu has been one of the most popular recipes on the blog. It was even named one of The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers in 2014 on Huffington Post! This honor still remains one of my proudest blog accomplishments!

Inspired by the great Italian slow cooked beef recipe, I decided to make an equally amazing Mexican slow cooked beef recipe for barbacoa!

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Chipotle Lime Carne Asada Tacos

THE BEST Carne Asada Tacos are easy to make at home with a simple & flavorful chipotle lime marinade, skirt steak and corn tortillas! This authentic Mexican recipe is simple enough to grill up during the week, but also perfect for parties and BBQ’s.

 Add your favorite taco toppings like cilantro, onions, radishes and queso fresco!  And don’t forget the sides! I love to serve these tacos with Restaurant Style Mexican Rice and Mexican Street Corn!

Carne Asada Tacos with Onions, Cilantro and Grilled Green Onions

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council.

When I was asked to join the “Feed Me!” Podcast on an episode about tacos, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! My love for tacos runs deep y’all!

In my world, there’s no better way to start your day than with delicious breakfast tacos. And I love to serve these Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos at parties.  I make a taco bar every year at my annual Super Bowl party. And these Slow Cooker Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos are always the most popular!

When I’m looking for an easy weeknight meal to toss in the slow cooker, I turn to my Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa recipe. It’s so flavorful and easy to make!

I live in San Diego, just about 20 minutes from the Mexico border. People here take carne asada tacos very seriously. The key to a great carne asada taco is an incredibly flavorful marinade, delicious beef and simple, fresh toppings.

When grabbing a Carne Asada street taco in Mexico, you’re most likely going to need 3 or 4 tacos. The idea is that the tacos are small and easy to eat while standing on the side of the street. Our favorite tacos in Tijuana come from a cart on the side of  the road. They make each one fresh to order and serve them with two toppings, fresh cilantro and onion.

I’ve taken this simple taco concept and brought it to this recipe. The flavorful chipotle lime carne asada marinade is the key to this easy recipe. Your biggest challenge will be getting the sliced meat from the cutting board into a tortilla before eating it all!

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Tacos

Instant pot pulled pork tacos are easy to make in under an hour with lean pork tenderloin, a delicious combination of spices and a sriracha honey tomato sauce!

Instant pot pulled pork tacos are easy to make in under an hour with lean pork tenderloin, a delicious combination of spices and a sriracha honey tomato sauce!

One of my favorite things to do in the Instant Pot, is to take my most popular slow cooker recipes and make them into quick and easy Instant Pot recipes!

Since tacos are always a good idea, I took my Slow Cooker Sriracha Honey Pulled Pork Tacos and made them in the Instant Pot. The entire recipe takes under 45 minutes to make, with only about 10 minutes of active cooking time.

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Top 17 New Recipes of 2017

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out the Top 17 delicious new recipes of 2017 on the blog, featuring everything from buddha bowls to cinnamon rolls and tacos to pasta!

Top 17 delicious new recipes of 2017 on the food blog WhitneyBond.com, featuring buddha bowls, cinnamon rolls, tacos and pasta!

This is my favorite time of the year, it’s the holiday season and the end of the year, a time to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead!

I started the tradition a few years ago of counting down the top new recipes from the year on my Instagram page and this year I decided to turn it into it’s very own blog post!

I love looking back each year and seeing which new recipes of the year really took off and grabbed the attention of my readers. I definitely take into consideration these popular recipes from the past year when planning for the new year ahead.

There were a few themes this year, bowls were big, from buddha bowls to zoodle bowls, everyone is loving the new bowl recipes (and the old bowl recipes as well, my Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls video has been viewed over 4.1 MILLION times on Facebook!)

Other popular trends this year included sweet treats, recipes with buffalo sauce and easy pasta recipes, all things I love as well!

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

I first shared this recipe on the blog 4 years ago and it’s been one of the most popular recipes ever since. I decided it deserved some fancy new pictures and a video!

In addition to being totally Instagram-worthy, these tacos are so delicious! They’ve got smokey, sweet and spicy flavors going on in the chipotle honey pulled pork. They’re topped with creamy avocado and salty cotija cheese for the most perfect taco ever!

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Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Cilantro Jalapeno Slaw

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm corn tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this recipe for Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos!

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Litehouse for sponsoring today’s post! 

I have a confession to make, I’m a recently converted coleslaw fan!

That’s right, I used to pass on the coleslaw at summer BBQ’s, that is until I started using Litehouse Coleslaw dressing. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy and so flavorful, helping to create the perfect coleslaw every time!

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Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon Tacos

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Yesterday was “Taco Tuesday” so I decided to combine two of the most trendy ingredients of the summer, salmon and chipotle, in a new dish!

Salmon is the superfood fish that is packed with Omega 3’s which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, while keeping your mind sharp and skin glowing!

This colorful and vitamin-rich fish has been one of the most searched foods of the summer and I just so happen to think that I’ve created the perfect salmon recipe!

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Buffalo Shrimp Tacos

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy meal, made in just 15 minutes! The shrimp is sauteed or grilled, instead of fried, for a healthy spin on shrimp tacos!

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They're also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

I’m always down for tacos, shrimp and anything with buffalo sauce, so needless to say, these buffalo shrimp tacos are my jam!

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Make Your Own Taco Bar

A Make Your Own Taco Bar takes the hassle out of cooking while hosting a party & guests will love it! It’s perfect for Superbowl, birthday parties & more!

A Make Your Own Taco Bar takes the hassle out of cooking while hosting a party & guests will love it! It's perfect for Superbowl, birthday parties & more!

For as many years as I can remember, hosting a Super Bowl party has been a tradition at my house.

Since I love everything game day, from the game itself, to the commercials, to the delicious dips, chips and tacos that come with it, throwing a Super Bowl party has always seemed like the natural thing to do!

While I love to cook, (I think that’s pretty obvious by the whole food blogger thing! 😉 ) I don’t want to miss out on the touchdowns, puppy commercials or half time show by being in the kitchen all day, that’s why I started hosting the “Make Your Own Taco Bar” at my Superbowl Parties a few years ago.

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15 Minute Crispy Shrimp Tacos

This quick and easy recipe for Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle BBQ Sauce is made in only 15 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner in a hurry!

15 Minute Crispy Shrimp Taco Recipe

A couple of weeks ago, I joined the Foodbeast team for a “Foodie Day in San Diego”.  I was so excited to see that they had picked some of my favorite local spots to visit, like Basic Pizza and Puesto for tacos!

It was on that fateful Friday that I tried Puesto’s crispy shrimp tacos for the first time and fell in love!

I went home and immediately created a similar recipe that’s made in only 15 minutes!

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Slow Cooker Smoked Chipotle Brisket Tacos

Brisket Tacos are slow cooked in a smokey chipotle rub and stout beer, shredded and served in tortillas with Roasted Corn Salsa & Creamy Chipotle Sauce.

Smoked Chipotle Brisket Tacos Recipe

Oh hey there! Happy Taco Tuesday!

I recently asked my Facebook friends to share the first thing they thought of when they thought of my blog, and one of my friends said TACOS!

I had to laugh, because it is totally true, I do share a lot of taco recipes! From Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos to Carne Asada Tacos to Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos, my love of tacos runs deep! And this new recipe for brisket tacos is definitely going to become a new favorite!

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Slow Cooker Dessert Fruit Taco Cups

This scrumptious crock pot dessert is made by filling easy, homemade taco cups with slow cooked summer fruit, vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup!

Crock Pot Dessert Fruit Taco Cups

Alright y’all, it’s time for a moment of honesty here, I’m totally obsessed with slow cookers!

Yes, it’s true, I am now the proud owner of SIX slow cookers!

I literally own a slow cooker from the 80’s, a slow cooker from the 90’s and now four slow cookers from this decade! And no, I’m not giving any of them up, no matter how many times Kurt tells me it’s ridiculous to have so many slow cookers! 😉

For every party I throw, I cook up at least one, usually three or four recipes in my slow cooker. Slow cooking for parties allows me to prep everything the night before, then let the slow cooker do all of the work while I enjoy the party!

My Superbowl party is the perfect example of this. Each year, I prep 4-5 slow cookers the night before with different meats. Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork, Smoked Chipotle Brisket and Beef Barbacoa are always on the menu! I slow cook them overnight, then set up a taco bar for the party. This means people can eat whenever they would like and I get to watch the game!

This week I decided to put together the perfect summer crock pot fiesta, featuring an appetizer, entree and dessert, all made in crock pots!

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Indian Curry Chicken Tacos

This recipe for Indian Tacos with Curry Chicken combines an easy, homemade yellow curry sauce, with tender chicken spooned into Naan bread for a delicious meal!

Indian Tacos on Naan Bread with Curry Chicken and Fresh Cilantro

Today, I’m changing the game when it comes to tacos y’all!

I eat a lot of tacos, I mean, have you seen my Instagram page?

Taco Tuesday, Taco Thursday, Taco any-day-that-ends-in-Y! I love tacos!

I eat breakfast tacos, dessert tacos, slow cooked tacos, grilled tacos, ok, yeah, you get it, I’m taco obsessed!

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Ceviche Taco Bowls

A delicious mahi mahi ceviche recipe fills these easy to make taco bowls for the perfect appetizer or Cinco De Mayo party snack!

Ceviche Taco Cups Recipe

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and I’m so excited because it’s one of my favorite foodie holidays!

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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos

This recipe for Slow Cooker Chipotle Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos is so easy to make, it’s gluten free and perfect for Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse Foods!

Last weekend I joined my friends at Litehouse Foods to serve up tacos & cocktails at their booth at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim.

I had so much fun meeting their team, trying new products and sharing this super simple taco recipe with the thousands of attendees at the expo!

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8 Crock Pot Recipes To Satisfy Your Taco Cravings

Taco Crock Pot Recipes

If your most-used emoji is the taco, your favorite day of the week is Taco Tuesday and you’ve ever used the phrase “tacos are bae”, this post is for you!

These 8 tasty crock pot recipes will feed your taco cravings while also making it possible to live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday!

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Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Taco seasoned ground beef and hot sauce add delicious flavor and spice to this Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Today I’m combining 3 of my favorite things in life, the almighty slow cooker, tacos and macaroni and cheese!

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Taco Croissants

Put a delicious dinner twist on Taco Tuesday with this easy Taco Croissant Recipe, or serve it as the perfect appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday!

Easy Taco Croissant Recipe

Football Playoffs officially kicked off this past weekend, which means the Big Game is less than 3 weeks away!

If you’re looking for a super simple appetizer to serve while watching football, this taco croissant recipe is perfect!

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Sriracha Honey Pulled Pork Tacos

Pork tenderloin is slow cooked in a crockpot with sriracha, honey and spices to create these easy & scrumptious pulled pork tacos!

Slow Cooker Sriracha Honey Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

On a scale of 1-10, how much do I love tacos? I’d have to save that I’m at about a 12!

When I was 18 years old, I moved to Southern California from Oklahoma. I quickly realized that Mexican food in Oklahoma was very different than Mexican food in California!

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Taco Turkey Patty Melt

This patty melt recipe with a taco twist combines taco seasoned ground turkey, green chilies, spicy cheddar & jalapeño ranch for one scrumptious sandwich!

Taco Turkey Patty Melt Recipe

When was the last time you had a patty melt? Seriously, for me, it had been years, until I made this sandwich earlier this week!

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Slow Cooked Blackberry Jalapeño Pulled Pork Tacos

Pulled pork tenderloin is slow cooked in a combination of roasted jalapeños and fresh blackberries in this delicious recipe for pulled pork tacos!

Blackberry Jalapeno Pulled Pork Tacos

A couple of years ago I combined blackberries and jalapeños for the first time in a margarita recipe, and it was a match made in heaven!

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Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Chorizo Tostadas are topped with fresh, homemade Watermelon Serrano Salsa, Queso Fresco and Creamy Avocado Sauce for a deliciously easy recipe!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Now that summer has officially arrived, I’ve been seriously craving light, refreshing dishes, and watermelon keeps coming to mind!

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

This gluten free recipe for fish tacos is filled with cilantro lime jalapeño marinated & grilled mahi mahi, pico de gallo and fresh avocado!

Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Tomorrow kicks off Memorial Day weekend and if you want to find me, I’ll be the girl hanging out on my newly redecorate balcony with a glass of Lemon Berry Prosecco Sangria in one hand and one of these tasty tacos in the other hand!

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Jicama Crab Tacos

These light and refreshing crab tacos are healthy and gluten free, making them the perfect appetizer for summer BBQs and pool parties!

Jicama Crab Tacos Recipe

When I think about going on vacation, I think about sitting outside somewhere warm, preferably near sand and water, with a cold, refreshing beverage in my hand and light, delicious food to eat!

When I think about a staycation, I think about that cold, refreshing beverage and light, delicious food – but enjoying them while sitting on my balcony on a random Friday night or Sunday afternoon!

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Greek Tacos

The Best Greek Turkey Taco Recipe combines Greek spiced ground turkey with an easy cucumber tomato salsa and feta cheese in warm pita bread for a delicious, quick and healthy dinner, made in just 29 minutes!

Greek turkey taco recipe with fresh tomato cucumber salsa, feta cheese, mint and lemon wedges

When it comes to tacos, I’ve yet to meet one that I don’t like!

Whether it’s Tacos Al Pastor, Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos or Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos, they all make my mouth water, stomach growl and heart pitter patter from the happiness that tacos bring into my life!

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Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos

Chicken is slow cooked in a delicious Korean BBQ sauce in this scrumptious Korean BBQ Chicken taco recipe topped with Asian slaw.

Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos

This sauce y’alll! Seriously, that’s all I have to say.

Ok, maybe I have a few more things to say! 😉 Like how amazing this sauce is on bbq chicken pizza, beef bowls and short ribs!

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Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor

This Tacos Al Pastor recipe combines chili spice rubbed pork tenderloin, slow cooked in a pineapple chili sauce for a simple, delicious taco recipe.

Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Tacos, one of my three favorite food groups! The others being cheese and pizza, of course! 😉

Tacos Al Pastor, one of my brothers favorite tacos, and a recipe that he’s been requesting on the blog for a while now!

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Chili Lime Chicken Taco Lettuce Cups

Grilled chili lime chicken is tossed with avocado & peppers in this healthy, gluten free spin on chicken tacos, served in lettuce cups instead of tortillas!

Chili Lime Chicken Taco Lettuce Cups

It’s been 6 weeks since I started going to the gym on a daily basis (sometimes even two-a-days!) I’m just wondering why I don’t have JLo’s abs yet? Um, what’s up? Maybe it has something to do with my obsession with tacos, cheese and delicious craft beers during football games! 😉

Let’s be honest, I work out, so that I can continue to enjoy these delicious treats of life and keep a somewhat JLo-esque figure!

While I’m not willing to give up my favorite foods, such as tacos, I am willing to make them a little healthier, and that’s where I came up with this idea for chicken tacos in lettuce wraps.

All of the delicious taco filling without the extra carbs from the tortilla!

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Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos

Tri Tip steak is slow cooked in a sweet & spicy, pineapple sriracha sauce, then shredded and served in these delicious tri tip tacos!

Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip Tacos

For my annual Super Bowl Party this year, I decided to make a taco bar with three different slow cooked meats & one slow cooker full of fajita veggies (for my vegetarian friends). This way people could make their own tacos anytime during the big game.

For the meats, I knew I wanted a pork, chicken and beef. I made my famous Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin, Buffalo Chicken & this Pineapple Sriracha Tri Tip.

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Cheesy Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Sweet & spicy green chili chicken is added to these rolled tacos with two different kinds of cheeses & baked up for a crispy treat, perfect for game day!

Green Chili Chicken Rolled Tacos

Football season is officially here!!!

My beloved Oklahoma Sooners took the field for their first game of the season on Saturday and put up an impressive 48 points against Louisiana Tech. In less than a week my San Diego Chargers will take the field against Arizona for their first regular season game.

If you read my blog regularly or follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you know that I’m a total football fanatic!

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Sriracha Steak Tacos

Sriracha Steak Tacos are a quick and easy recipe made with a simple steak marinade in under 30 minutes, perfect for dinner on Taco Tuesday!

Sriracha Steak Tacos

There’s not much I love more than a good sauce and spicy foods. Hence my love of buffalo sauce and sriracha!

This particular recipe featuring sriracha actually came about as a fail from another recipe. When preparing my Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Skewers, (yes, those are real & amazing!) I originally tried to use cube steak to wrap around the jalapeños.

Needless to say, it didn’t quite work out and I ended up using skirt steak, but the beauty of the original fail was that these amazingly scrumptious tacos came out as the result!

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Mexican Chicken Salad Tacos

This fresh and flavorful Mexican Chicken Salad recipe is perfect wrapped up in a tortilla for a new twist on tacos. It’s also a great chicken salad to serve at Summer BBQ’s!

Mexican Chicken Salad Tacos

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! I hope you’re having a great day celebrating with tacos, sombreros and maybe some margaritas! 😉

I started my Cinco De Mayo bright and early grilling  corn on my balcony at 6 AM while preparing for my appearance on San Diego 6 News.

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Crispy Cactus Tacos

Crispy baked strips of cactus are combined with fresh corn relish, avocado cream sauce & queso fresco in this recipe for delicious, vegetarian cactus tacos!

Crispy Cactus Taco Recipe

One of my best ideas ever. Crispy Cactus Tacos.

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Apricot Dessert Tacos

Apricots are caramelized in brown sugar, added to tortillas with sweet mascarpone cheese, rolled up, baked & topped with honey for tasty dessert tacos!

Caramelized Apricot Dessert Tacos

In my house, Tuesdays are all about “Taco Tuesday”. I’m always looking for new and delicious taco recipes to add some flavor to Tuesdays!

This week, I prepared these delicious dessert tacos and I have to say, they were unbelievably scrumptious!

Read the full recipe here!

Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

It’s Taco Tuesday and only two days away from the blogs 2 year blogiversary party where these delicious Mini Tacos will be served!

Fernanda Peimbert, the chef at Bailiwick where the party will be hosted, asked what kind of hors d’oeuvres I’d like served at the event.  I told her light, fresh and gluten free!

This is the first of four recipes she created for the party that I’ll be sharing with all of you!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

I shot the images above during a tasting last week at Bailwick, then I came home and re-created the dish.

While Fernanda used pickled red onions, I used raw red onions and pickled jalapeños instead.

To be completely honest, I liked her pickled red onions better than my raw red onions, but I did like the addition of pickled jalapeños on mine!

For those of you making the dish at home, you can try either the raw or pickled red onions and decide for yourself which you like best!

Mini Beef and Bacon Taco Ingredients

Mini Tacos Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon (approximately 4 slices)
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (raw or pickled)
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños (diced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Depending how crispy you want the bacon cook for 2-5 minutes, then add the ground beef.

Beef and Bacon Taco Meat

While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.

Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos!

How to make mini tacos

Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Mini Beef and Bacon Tacos

Voila “Mini Taco Tuesday” is born!

Baja Mini Tacos

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Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 mini tacos
Calories 169 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Mini Tacos

  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon approximately 4 slices
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion raw or pickled
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the ground beef.

  3. While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.
  4. Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos.
  5. Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos are topped with cilantro lime sauce, pepper jack cheese, fresh cilantro and lime for a simple, gluten free, delicious taco recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe

Since I’ve put Buffalo Chicken in virtually everything else, I figured it was about time I put it in a taco!

Buffalo Chicken Pepper Jack Tacos

I also just received these adorable and amazingly practical taco holders in the mail, I mean seriously, how cute are these?

And they keep all that yummy buffalo chicken right in your taco instead of falling out on a plate!

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Instead of using blue cheese traditionally served with buffalo chicken, I kicked these babies up a notch with some pepper jack cheese, then added a cool cilantro lime dip on top!

The result was one seriously delicious taco!

Buffalo Chicken Taco Ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Tacos Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (app 1 lb)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas (corn for gluten-free)
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup cilantro lime dip (click link for recipe)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime (sliced into 8 small wedges)

Buffalo Chicken Tacos Instructions

Begin by pressure cooking or boiling the 2 chicken breasts.  Once cooked through, shred the chicken with a knife and fork.

Next, add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add the jalapeño and onion.

Cooked Jalapeno and Onion

Sauté for 5-7 minutes, then add the shredded chicken and buffalo sauce, mix together, turn the heat to low and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe

Add the chicken mixture to the tortillas, then top with pepper jack cheese, cilantro lime dip, fresh cilantro and one lime wedge to squeeze over the taco.

Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe

The balance of spiciness from the buffalo chicken and creaminess from the cilantro lime dip is perfection!

Buffalo Chicken Taco Recipe

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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos are topped with cilantro lime sauce, pepper jack cheese, fresh cilantro and lime for a simple, gluten free, delicious taco recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 29 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 241 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts app 1 lb
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cilantro lime dip click link for recipe
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime sliced into 8 small wedges

Instructions

  1. Pressure cook or boil the 2 chicken breasts.

  2. Once cooked through, shred the chicken with two forks.

  3. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.

  4. Once heated, add the jalapeño and onion.
  5. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, then add the shredded chicken.
  6. Add the buffalo sauce, mix together, turn the heat to low and cook for 3-4 minutes.

  7. Add the chicken mixture to the tortillas, then top with pepper jack cheese, cilantro lime dip, fresh cilantro and one lime wedge to squeeze over the taco.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Chili lime garlic marinated grilled shrimp tacos with green chili avocado salsa are a simple, healthy Mexican recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners!

Shrimp Tacos with Green Chili Avocado Salsa

These tacos came about as I decided to combine a couple of different recipes that I love all in to one dish!

Simple Shrimp Taco Recipe

Chili Lime Garlic Shrimp, bomb! Green Chili Avocado “Awesome Sauce” Salsa… lets just say it has awesome in the name, bomb! Throw in a little Red Pepper Lime Slaw and some cotija cheese, a winning combination of deliciousness!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Ingredients

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Instructions

Prepare the green chili avocado salsa and grilled shrimp via the recipes on the links provided.

Combine the bell pepper, cabbage and juice of 2 limes in a mixing bowl.

Spread the salsa onto the tortillas, then top with the shrimp.

Next, top with the Red Pepper Lime Slaw and Cotija cheese.  Serve with a lime wedge on the side of each taco!

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

So simple, can be made in 30 minutes or less and so, so ridiculously good!

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Woo hoo for Shrimp Tacos on Taco Tuesday (or any other day of the week that calls for a delicious dinner!)

Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Chili lime garlic marinated grilled shrimp tacos with green chili avocado salsa are a simple, healthy Mexican recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 tacos
Calories 132 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green chili avocado salsa
  • 18 chili lime garlic grilled shrimp
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • 3 limes
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the bell pepper, cabbage and juice of 2 limes in a mixing bowl.
  2. Spread the salsa onto the tortillas, then top with the shrimp.

  3. Top with the slaw and cotija cheese.

  4. Serve with a lime wedge on the side of each taco.

Trader Joe’s Tacos

Trader Joe’s Tacos combine spicy ground beef with fresh vegetables and Mexican cheeses for a deliciously simple dinner recipe!

Spicy Ground Beef Tacos

I made this recipe one night after a long day. You know how that goes, you’re on your way home from school, work or whatever your day holds, you’re so exhausted but you know that there’s nothing at home to eat!

Some people take the fast food route, I take the “fast cooking” route, but before you can “fast cook” you have to “fast shop” and that’s where Trader Joe’s comes in!

Being a smaller, specialty grocery store there’s not all the navigating through aisle after aisle to get what you need for dinner. My favorite thing about Trader Joe’s is I know I’m getting fresh, healthy food with no artificial ingredients or preservatives which is very important to me and time-saving because there’s no need to read labels on everything!

You also can’t beat the price!  Everything needed for these Trader Joe’s Tacos, which feeds 4, can be purchased  for $13.13 (yes that’s actually the exact amount it came out to!  All the sudden 13 doesn’t feel so unlucky 🙂 ) That comes out to $3.28 per person!  Cheaper AND much more delicious and nutritious than anything that could be bought at a fast food joint and it only takes 15 minutes to make!

Trader Joes Taco Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1.3 oz package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped)

Other Optional Ingredients

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Start by cooking the ground beef.  Once browned add the taco seasoning, water and combine well.

Spicy Taco Meat

Next chop the veggies.

Chopped Vegetables for Tacos

Once the seasoning is cooked into the meat, heat the tortillas wrapped in a paper towel in the microwave for 45 seconds.

Put the tacos together by spooning the hamburger meat into the tortillas.

Spicy Beef Taco Recipe

Add the cheese, lettuce and chopped veggies.

Easy Spicy Beef Taco Recipe

And there it is!  Super yummy, quick and easy!

Trader Joe's Taco Recipe

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Trader Joe's Tacos

Trader Joe's Tacos combine spicy ground beef with fresh vegetables and mexican cheeses for a deliciously simple dinner recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 605 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1.3 oz taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño minced

Other Optional Ingredients

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Avocado

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the ground beef in a large skillet on the stove over medium high heat.

  2. Once browned, drain any grease, then add the taco seasoning and water, combine well.

  3. Next chop the veggies.
  4. Once the seasoning is cooked into the meat, heat the tortillas wrapped in a paper towel in the microwave for 45 seconds.
  5. Put the tacos together by spooning the hamburger meat into the tortillas.
  6. Add the cheese, lettuce, chopped veggies and serve.