6 Out-of-the-box Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

Tacos are the ultimate in delicious Mexican food and should definitely be a part of your Cinco de Mayo menu. But since it's a holiday and all, why not mix it up and try a brand new taco recipe? We've collected a ton of new, unique takes on the classic taco that are sure to wow your party guests this weekend! Check out our top 6 picks:

Waffle TacosWaffle Tacos1. Waffle Taco

This looks wackadoo, but your taste buds will be begging for more. Party guests will be surprised and impressed by your creativity.

Make a Waffle Taco:

For the Waffles:

2 eggs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and oil. In a second large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until incorporated. You want the mixture to be lumpy. That's perfect! Spoon onto a waffle iron. Bake until golden brown and crispy. If making several waffles, place the cooked waffles on a baking sheet in an oven preheated to 200 degrees to keep them warm until ready to serve.

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For Black Bean Taco Meat:

1/2 pound ground beef
1 green bell pepper
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
2 tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/3 cup water

In a skillet, brown the ground beef until brown. Add the bell pepper and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the black beans, tomatoes, and spices. Cook until tomatoes are softened, then add the water and allow the mixture to boil down slightly.

To Serve the Waffles:

Spoon the Black Bean Taco Meat over hot waffles. Top with your favorite taco toppings:

Diced tomatoes or your favorite salsa
Diced avocado
Chopped scallions
Chopped Cilantro
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Tuna TacosTuna Tacos2. Tuna Tacos

For the sophisticated taco lover. We love the totally different color palate this gives a plate of tacos.
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Tacos de PapaTacos de Papa3. Tacos de Papa

I am loco for potato tacos. The combo may sound crazy, but it's irresistibly good. It's a great option when you have a vegetarian coming to dinner.
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Cheeseburger TacosCheeseburger Tacos4. Amazing Cheeseburger Taco

Kill two cravings at once with this little gem.
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Pulled Pork Taco Pulled Pork Taco 5. Super Easy Pulled Pork Tacos

This is my go to taco recipe. Start it in the slow cooker in the morning, come home to delicious tacos for dinner.
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Turkey TacosTurkey Tacos6. Turkey Tacos

For those who love the texture of ground beef, but prefer a healthier option, you will gobble up these gobblers.
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- By Macki West
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