How did Tacos become a craze in America?
Ancient Mexicans developed the Taco long before the Spanish arrived. In the early 1900s Mexican immigrants brought their cuisine to California, and food carts in LA started featuring ‘Tacos’- though they weren’t like the tacos of today. Tacos were cheap, portable, spicy, new, and delicious. As time went on Tacos evolved to attract more American buyers. Tacos began to include chicken, or beef, lettuce tomato, sour cream and salsa.
Taconatics? Absolutely! We have Taco Tuesdays, Street Tacos, Fancy tacos, and we have managed to fuse all kinds of foods, and combinations into these miraculous inventions.
Why should I put together a Taco Bar?
Because your Tacotarian guests will love the food and the experience. It is a chance to be creative, and the best way to create a a baller spread that everyone will love- Picky eaters, Vegetarians, Vegan, those that love spice, and those that like to do things their own way. Cuss Kitchen and friends have assembled our favorite recipes to create every kind of Taco Masterpiece. Try a TACOrgasim Taco Bar for your next party
Taco Bar Meat
Air-fryer Chicken Fajita Quick and easy, these air fryer chicken fajitas are the perfect weeknight dinner! We are starting with thin slices of chicken, adding in some bell peppers and red onions, and topping it all off with some spicy seasoning. Wait just 15-minutes until your air fryer fajitas are done and your dinner is a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Slow Cooker Chicken Shredded Tacos Tacos are one of the most common and beloved family dinners in America, hence the ever-popular Taco Tuesday! Change up the classic ground beef tacos with these healthy and easy Chicken Tacos for a different twist on the taco.
Slow Cooker Turkey Carnitas Enjoy flavorful and succulent turkey tacos or burrito bowls with this slow cooker turkey carnitas recipe. Prep the recipe in the morning before your day and enjoy the convenience of dinner ready when you get home. Serve the carnitas on a bowl or in tacos.
Trout Tacos Fish tacos are a great option if you’re looking for a delicious, fresh and healthy meal. This traditional Mexican dish has become a worldwide sensation because it’s so tasty and versatile. We’ve made this tacos recipe several times and we’ve used either trout or perch. You can replace the trout and perch with halibut, tilapia, cod or pretty much any other white fish fillets.
Blackened Salmon Taco with Lime Crema You will love Blackened Salmon Tacos topped with diced avocados, fresh grilled corn, cotija cheese, and homemade jalapeño lime crema! Enjoy the best salmon tacos you’ll ever have and they are so simple to make!
Our Favorite Steak Fajitas These tender steak fajitas are one of my family’s very favorite meals – a perfect Tex-Mex dinner made in a single cast iron skillet
Beef Barbacoa Tacos These barbacoa street tacos are easy to make with fall apart tender shredded beef. The meat is cooked low and slow in a rich sauce full of chipotles, onion, garlic, and spices.
Crispy Slow Cooked Dr. Pepper Carnitas Crispy Slow Cooked Dr. Pepper Carnitas is a sweet variation on authentic preparations that can be prepared in a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot using the Slow Cook setting.
Taco Bar- Vegetarian/Vegan Choices
Vegan Jackfruit Taco Recipe Vegan tacos are absolutely delicious, when you follow my easy jackfruit taco recipe made with either fresh or canned jackfruit. They are great for people like me, who don’t eat meat. However, the carnivores in my family love these vegan tacos, too.
Sheet Pan Portobello Fajitas Sizzling and spicy bell pepper, onion, and portobello mushroom strips will make truly delicious vegan fajitas together with guacamole, salsa, black beans, and vegan sour cream. I guarantee you that you will not miss any beef or chicken. It is quick to make, but even quicker to disappear.
Vegetarian Fajitas No Meat Tacos Enjoy delicious vegetarian fajitas, perfectly marinated in a spice and citrus mixture for an authentic taste even without the meat. This quick and delicious recipe uses tempeh (cultured tofu) instead of meat for a healthy, tasty alternative.
Vegan Queso Fresco Vegan Queso Fresco is a fresh and mild-tasting vegan cheese perfect for crumbling on top of Mexican dishes, salads, soups and veggies. Made with just 4 ingredients (plus water and salt), preparing this versatile vegan cheese is easy! It’s also oil-free, gluten-free and suitable for whole-food, plant-based diets.
Do you have Sassy friends?
Mexican Street Corn Salsa Esquites Mexican Street Corn Salsa (also called Esquites) is an amazing combination of flavors found in the popular street food. Fast and easy to make with lots of flavor that is perfect to serve up as an appetizer dip or a condiment for your favorite Mexican food recipes.
Mexican Slaw with Mango Potluck friends always ask for this recipe! This fresh Mexican slaw will easily stand on its own as a side dish, but adds an extra layer of flavor and crunch to fish or shrimp tacos. The combination of tangy lime dressing and sweet mango chunks adds loads of flavor.
Easy Guacamole This easy guacamole recipe makes homemade guacamole with just 6 ingredients in 5 minutes. Serve this simple guacamole with tacos, burritos, nachos, and more!
Taco Bar Salsas
Black Bean Pineapple Salsa This Black Bean Pineapple Salsa is fresh, colorful, and has an amazing flavor. It is sweet and savory, crunchy and fresh, easy to make, and above all – healthy for you and your family! This flavorful salsa is gluten-free and vegan / vegetarian. It makes an amazing appetizer, taco topping, or fun salad side dish.
Homemade Salsa Homemade Salsa made with fresh tomatoes, onions and jalapeños and garlic. The perfect batch for entertaining or for canning to enjoy all year long. The most flavorful and delicious homemade salsa we have ever tried.
Mango Habanero Salsa Mango Habanero Salsa is the perfect topping for fish tacos or simply for dipping. It’s spicy and sweet, and really easy to make. It’s also delicious
Cucumber Pico de Gallo Cucumber Pico de Gallo is a simple fresh salsa recipe brimming with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, lime, and garlic. Easy to make and delicious on everything!
Watermelon Pico de Gallo Watermelon Pico de Gallo is a sweet, spicy, & juicy salsa that will be your new summer favorite. It is amazing with chips but even better on fish tacos. There is no limit to how many ways you can enjoy this homemade fruit salsa.
Slow Cooker Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde) Get ready to make your own batch of delicious tomatillo salsa with just a few ingredients and my dump-and-go method. Tomatillos will cook slowly with jalapenos, white onion, garlic, and a few other ingredients for a versatile salsa that can be served at any time. This is an easy recipe that’s sure to be a huge hit with family and friends!
Taco Bar Sauces
Mexican Hot Pepper Sauce “Hotter than any hot pepper sauce I have made and one we’ve enjoyed for years”. This sauce is great over eggs, on chicken wings. If you love hot sauce you’ll be wanting to make this one.
Chipotle Southwest Sauce Chipotles are smoked and dried jalapeño peppers. They are smoky, hot, and mildly sweet. This Chipotle Southwest Sauce combines that smoke and spice with creamy mayonnaise, fresh cilantro, and tart lime juice for a sauce that wakes up any meal.
Lime Crema This lime crema is what takes your food to next level! This rich, creamy, and zesty dip is what you need to drizzle over everything from tacos and fajitas, to soups and salads. All it takes is just 4 ingredients, and 5 minutes to make this tasty crema.
Fun Cuss Kitchen Merchandise
Are you pickled yet?
Easy Pickled Red Onions Pickled red onions are surprisingly easy to make and provide a delicious and tangy condiment for salads, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, and more. With just a few simple ingredients you can quickly make your own pickled red onions at home – it’s an easy way to add some extra flavor and texture to all of your favorite meals. It’s a “Whole Lotta Yum!”
Quick Pickled Jalapenos These quick pickled jalapenos are a great way to add a tangy kick to a variety of meals! This simple recipe can be made in just 20 minutes and yields the tastiest pickled jalapenos that can be enjoyed for months. Whether you have a garden or just love spice, these pickled jalapenos are the perfect way to preserve your peppers!
Candied Jalapenos Sweet, spicy, and incredibly tasty, these Candied Jalapenos may just be your new favorite! These are also known as “Cowboy Candy” because of how addictive they are!
Easy B#tch Margaritas Forget the margarita mixes! Our homemade Margarita is bomb! This is a classic Margarita recipe you can make in minutes.
The Stiffy Are you in need of a Stiffy? Well, you definitely need to try a Mezcal Guajillo Cocktail. This delicious Mezcal beverage is balanced with the citrusy Cointreau and fresh lime juice. The mix is amped up with Guajillo Pepper simple syrup and a Chipotle sugar rim.
This XXX recipe delivers a slightly sassy chili tang, with wonderful smoke, and spice.