21 Beef Recipes for Taco Tuesday

Even if you don’t plan regular meals you likely have either heard of or participated in Taco Tuesday. 😊 Who doesn’t love an easy-to-fill theme night, that is perfectly Instagram-able? All four sisters LOVE it, and you’ll typically find something taco-ish in each of our meal plans. In fact, having a specific day each week for a specific type of meal is one of the easiest ways to make your own meal plan.

Do you love tacos but need some fresh ideas for your weekly taco date? We’ve got more than 20 fresh beef recipes for Taco Tuesday.

Let’s taco about The Anatomy of a Perfect Taco Tuesday

What makes the perfect TT dish? Do you prefer crunchy taco shells, or soft tortillas? Chicken or beef? Or Turkey? Or Carnitas? Wait, can we do fish or shrimp tacos? Black beans or pinto? Red salsa or green? Decisions, decisions!

These recipes are all beef-centered. Don’t worry though– this is just part one of a meal planning series to give you some inspiration. Look for chicken, pork, turkey, fish, and vegetarian/vegan options for Taco Tuesday in the coming weeks.

We firmly believe anything goes for Taco Tuesday. Have fun with it! Try out your best LeBron impersonation at the table. Serve everything family-style.

Beef Taco Tuesday Recipes

Healthy Beef Tacos (Simple and Savory)

Simple crunchy shells and ground beefs are the ultimate classic taco night recipe for a reason. They are a delicious combo that screams nostalgia and comfort at its finest.

The Ultimate Taco Salad Recipe (Sugar Spun Run)

As much as I LOVE all things veggie, I don’t typically crave salads in the fallish/winter months. When the weather starts warming up though, I get obsessed with the green goodness of a giant salad. This recipe is hearty enough to please carnivores but green enough for the herbivores of the family too.

Taco Grilled Cheese (Sugar and Soul)

I’m in awe of the creative mind that dreamed up this incredible combo. Check out the genius behind this ooey-gooey goodness (Rebecca) over at Sugar and Soul.

Easy Taco Casserole (Salt and Lavender)

I’m a sucker for a good casserole, and when it’s filled with the comforting ingredients of our favorite taco combos, you know it’s a winner.

Beef Taco Burrito Bowls (Maria’s Mixing Bowl)

Chipotle is our go-to for takeout typically, so we L-O-V-E burrito bowls. Make your own for a fraction of the cost of takeout with this burrito bowl recipe!

Slow Cooker Taco/ Burrito Meat ( Really, Are You Serious?)

The key to a good taco is a good base. Even better? Set it and forget it in your slow cooker.

Skillet Beef and Bean Taco Casserole (Pink When)

Taco Pasta Skillet (Your Choice Nutrition)

Skillet meals are one of my favorite ways to save time! Everything comes together so quickly, and usually it means fewer dishes to wash 🙂

French Tacos w Garlic Cheese Sauce (Asking Leslie)

This is a super decadent meal, but a unique way to up your beef recipes for Taco Tuesday game.

Simple and Delicious Low Carb & Keto Approved Taco Mexican-Style Skillet (Mama’s Geeky)

beef recipes for taco tuesday skillet topped with cheese and spinach or basil

Another skillet meal! Whoo-hoo! This is perfect for the keto-lover in your life.

DIY Ta-Cones: Fun, Healthy & Portable Taco Cones (Two Healthy Kitchens)

tacos in shape of cone filled with beef, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream

These ta-cones are adorable! What a fun way to serve tacos. My kids are drooling over this one and have asked that it be put in the rotation ASAP.

Cajun Beef Tacos (Cooked by Julie)

tacos with cajun ground beef

I love a good fusion recipe. Tacos don’t have to be all cumin and chili powder all the time. Cajun tacos? Love this take on a taco!

Taco Stuffed Peppers (Fun Money Mom)

four bell peppers stuffed with taco filling

We have a million pepper plants this year, so fingers crossed they really do well this year and we can have even easier access to ingredients for these stuffed peppers! Our farmer’s markets nearly give them away by the end of summer, so it’s a super affordable way to pack in your veggies and enjoy Taco Tuesday.

Cheesy Taco Lasagna (Everyday Family Cooking)

slice of taco lasagna topped with sour cream

If your family loves lasagna as much as mine, they will really like this taco lasagna!

Beef Taco Cups (Swirls of Flavor)

tortillas folded into cups and wrapped around taco fillings

Sometimes presentation is everything, and this way of serving beef tacos is cute, creative, and kid-friendly!

Waffle Tacos (Aimee Mars)

frozen waffle folded around ground beef and tomatoes

Waffle tacos? So fun! We’ve served leftover chili on cornbread waffles before and it was a HIT.

Picadillo Tacos – Crispy Beef and Potato Tacos (Food Folks and Fun)

Potatoes make an interesting and frugal way to help stuff a taco. This recipe looks so vibrant and fun!

Korean Steak Tacos (Your Ultimate Menu)

My mouth is watering just looking over the pictures for this recipe. GREAT way to freshen up your taco menu.

Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Cultured Table)

trio of shredded beef tacos with two types of salsa

Brownie points for the Instant Pot again! Swap out your ground beef for these shredded beef tacos.

Marinated Flank Steak (Carne Asada) Tacos (Slow the Cook Down)

beef recipes for taco Tuesday. Pieces of carne asada in between dressed tacos and a taco dip

Droooolworthy carne asada tacos courtesy of Slow the Cook Down.

Asian BBQ Brisket Tacos (Divine Lifestyle)

Brisket’s not just for barbecue! Well, another way to try it is in these tacos from Divine Lifestyle. 🙂

Double Decker Taco Pizzas (A Magical Mess)

Beef recipes for taco tuesday. Double decker taco pizza

Now we’re actually at 22 recipes, but this one was a last-minute addition because my husband and I had JUST been talking about putting Mexican pizzas on the menu. Great timing and a great recipe for a Taco Tuesday/Pizza night fusion!

Taco Tuesday Takeaway

Mason Jar Taco Salad (Mason Jar Breakfasts)

Here’s another bonus. Do you have leftovers from Taco Tuesday? Here’s a great way to re-purpose them for the next day.

Stay tuned for more Taco Tuesday roundups in the next several weeks. We’ll link back to them once they are live to you can take a look. (Maybe we’ll come up with a fun game to find out how many times we can say Taco Tuesday without getting banned from the Internet…)

Don’t forget to pin for later. Finally, tells us in the comments, what’s your favorite taco-ish beef dish? Do you love a classic taco… or something a little more adventurous?

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