Sure ground beef, cheese and lettuce might be good on tacos, but sometimes your tastebuds just crave a little something extra. Whether you go with fresh avocado, corn or seafood, different taco toppings can take your taco night to a whole new level in no time. We highly suggest trying slaw on your pork tacos! It's to die for! To find the recipes, click the green hyperlink below each picture.

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Juicy Pineapple

Fresh pineapple goes really well with pork tacos. The juicy flavor adds so much to these already tasty tacos. Grill it for that extra charred flavor. Yum!

Flavorful Rice

Instead of eating your rice on the side, try putting it in your tacos. It adds so much flavor and you won't regret it!

Sautéed Veggies

Sautéed veggies on your tacos is a great way to get some healthy nutrients without any meat. You could try zucchini, carrots, spinach and corn, but the possibilities are endless!

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Crunchy, Creamy Coleslaw

If you've never had coleslaw on your tacos before, do it right now. It's life changing. Put on top of shredded chicken or beef, the coleslaw adds a nice tangy crunch.

A Mushroom And Poblano Combo

Mushrooms and poblano peppers go hand in hand it seems. Try this combination on your tacos for a meat-free variation that will still keep you full.

Shredded Kale

Switch out the plain bagged lettuce from freshly chopped kale. The added kale will give you that crunch you need and will make you feel a little better about all the guac you're adding too.

Authentic Mexican tacos al pastor and chorizo taco
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Spicy Chorizo

If you like to live on the spicier side of life, try chorizo in your tacos. The spicy meat is a great alternative to chicken or beef. Pair it with cheese and fresh avocado for a nice combination of flavors.

Fresh Crab Meat

For all you seafood lovers out there, try crab meat on your tacos. Paired with other light ingredients like salsa, a sprinkle of cheese and lime juice, crab fits right in.

Crispy French Fries

What's better than tacos topped with french fries? We're pretty sure the answer is nothing. Top the tacos off with melted cheese and green chile for a whirl wind of flavors!

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Shredded Lamb Meat

Lamb is another meat option for tacos. See, the possibilities for tacos are endless here. Lamb goes really well with cilantro and diced onions. Try it!

Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp on tacos is another way to get your seafood fix in. Paired with some veggies, fresh cilantro and avocado and you have a meal you'll love so much, you'll want it every night.

Pieces Of Bacon

Bacon is good on everything else so why wouldn't it be good on your tacos?! Add crumbled up pieces of cooked bacon to your tacos for an extra crunch and salty flavor.

Chicharrones in a bowl


Chicharrones are a must try for your next taco night. They are basically fried pork skins. It may sound weird, but they're so good! They go great with refried beans. Seriously, you need to try this meat.

Shredded Turkey

If you seem to be getting tired of the typical shredded chicken or beef tacos, try shredded turkey. The different flavor meat will spice up your taco nights, but will also leave a sense of familiarity too. Plus, turkey is a healthier option than ground beef.

Queso Fresco

Next time you make tacos, skip the boring cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Instead, try queso fresco. It's mild taste pairs well with just about any other taco topping. It's Mexican cheese so of course it goes well on tacos!

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