Buffalo Chicken Tacos

My slow cooker Buffalo chicken is mighty darned good, if I do say so myself. And putting it on a taco is just fantastic. Crunchy taco shell (I use crunchy shells whenever my taco ingredients aren’t crunchy) because I need that contrast between crunchy and well, not crunchy. Spicy, creamy chicken, sweet corn, fantastic avocado and a bit of cilantro. You won’t even realize that these Buffalo chicken tacos don’t have (or need) cheese on them, but if you’re missing it, just crumble a bit of blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese over the tops before serving.
Buffalo Chicken TacosTo give these Buffalo chicken tacos a nice citrus kick, serve them with a few lime wedges for squeezing.

Also try my Buffalo chicken sandwiches.

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 -4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn
  • 3 cups Buffalo chicken I used our slow cooker version
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese or Ranch salad dressing
  • 12-16 hard taco shells or substitute flour tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 ripe avocados peeled, pitted, chopped
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Warm the corn.
  • Warm the chicken. Stir in the salad dressing.
  • Heat the shells or tortillas as desired.
  • Divide lettuce between tacos. Add meat, corn and avocado.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Beef

Wow. Just wow. I admit, I usually make quick tacos when I’m making tacos. Ya know the kind. Brown some ground beef with taco seasoning. Add some taco sauce. Boom. Done. And good. Well, that version is good. But this slow-cooker shredded Mexican beef is better.

Sure it takes a day to make the beef, but man is it ever worth it. The meat comes out unbelievably flavorful and tender and juice. It has a bit of a kick, but not so much that your I-don’t-like-heat friends won’t like it. There’s nothing it isn’t good on, from tacos to nachos to quesadillas to burritos to whatever.

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Beef NachosIf you’re looking for a great spicy sauce to top your nachos (or tacos) with, try our Southwestern sauce. It really goes well with this slow-cooker shredded Mexican beef.

Also try my Mexican beef ribs and my slow cooker Mongolian beef.

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Beef

Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 -10

Ingredients

  • 2 4 ounce cans fire-roasted diced green chiles (I used La Victoria)
  • 1 4 ounce can fire-roasted diced jalapenos (I used La Victoria)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds boneless chuck roast trimmed as desired

Instructions

  • Combine all but the roast in a small bowl.
  • Rub the spice mixture over the roast, getting all sides.
  • Place roast into a slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until fall-apart tender.
  • Remove roast (carefully, as it will tend to fall apart) to a cutting board and chop or shred as desired. Return to the slow cooker for serving.
  • Note: The meat gets even better the next day. I made this on a Sunday for several easy weekday meals.

Grilled Taco Dogs

I kinda made these grilled taco dogs up on the fly. I was hankerin’ for some crunchy tacos. And I was hankerin’ for some grilled dogs. So, I married the two and well, the rest is history. Of course you can put whatever you want on these, but I opted to go with what we usually put on our tacos.

Grilled Taco DogsA little spicy Taco Bell ranch dressing gave these tacos a bit more kick.

There are two ways you could do the dogs. If you’re making taco meat to do with these tacos, just grill the dogs like you normally would. But, if you want to leave out the taco meat, sprinkle your dogs with taco seasoning first before grilling to give them a bit of taco flavor.

Also try my hot dogs with avocado.

Grilled Taco Dogs

Course Main
Cuisine Southwest
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 0
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Taco meat prepared (I mix 1 pound ground beef with 3 tablespoons of our homemade taco seasoning), optional
  • Taco shells we used crunchy, but you could make these on tortillas as well
  • Hot dogs plus taco seasoning, to taste if not using taco meat
  • 1 can kidney beans rinsed, drained, warmed
  • Lettuce shredded
  • Tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Green onion sliced
  • Black olives sliced
  • Taco Bell Spicy Ranch salad dressing for topping optional

Instructions

  • Cook the taco meat if you are using it.
  • Warm the shells per the package instructions.
  • If you are not using taco meat, sprinkle the dogs with taco seasoning. Grill the dogs as desired.
  • Assemble the tacos by adding the meats (taco and dogs) followed by the toppings.
  • Drizzle with salad dressing if desired and serve.