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12 Recipes for Taco Night (That's Tonight!)

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We love a good potluck—our pals crammed around one table, reaching over each other, each contributing a part of the meal, and the meal very much more than the sum of its parts. But what we really love? A taco potluck. Put one person in charge of the cocktails, make sure there's plenty to fill the tortillas with (fried avocado! carnitas!), and fill in the table with all the fixings. On Cinco de Mayo or on any night at all, give everyone something to taco 'bout with these 12 recipes: 

Start with a cocktail:

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Smoky and Spicy Paloma by Hi, I'm Brian.

Paloma

 

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Michelada (a.k.a. Bloody Beer) by The Flying Foodie

Michelada

 

Taco fillings (for everyone!): 

Tinga Chicken by nannydeb

Chicken

 

Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos by Amanda Hesser

Fish tacos

 

Easy Lentil Walnut Tacos with Cabbage Lime Slaw by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan tacos

 

Fried Avocado Tacos with Sesame and Lime by arielleclementine

Fried avocado

 

Pork Belly Carnitas by meatified

Carnitas

 

Diana Kennedy's Scrambled Ricotta (Requesón Revuelto a La Mexicana) by Genius Recipes

Ricotta

 

Don't forget the fixin's:

The Splendid Table's Refried Beans with Cinnamon and Cloves by Genius Recipes

Refried Beans

 

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by Genius Recipes

Guacamole

 

Cooked Green Salsa (Salsa Verde) by Pati Jinich

Salsa

 

Or dessert!: 

Mexican Chocolate Churro Rounds by Kendra Vaculin

Churros

What's your taco night essential? Tell us in the comments.

Tags: tacos, taco night, dinner party