Taco Tuesday: 10 Times tacos refused to be pigeonholed

Jun 30, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Forget everything you ever thought you knew about tacos.

Sure, those boxed kits at the grocery store are convenient, but once you see these tacos living up to their full potential, you'll never go back to the seasoning packet again.

1. Spaghetti and meatballs tacos


Sunday gravy, meet taco Tuesday.

2. Funnel cake tacos

Funnel cake tacos

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Proof that tacos are fun enough for fair food.

3. Bacon weave, Arby's roast beef and curly fry tacos


Tacos: making your fast food better since forever.

4. Bangers and mash tacos

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Mashed potatoes, sausage and tacos come together for a total comfort food experience.

5. Korean fried chicken tacos with sweet slaw, crunchy noodles + queso fresco

Korean fried chicken tacos

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Forget cheeseburgers — fusion food like these Korean fried chicken tacos are what American cuisine is all about.

6. Greek salad tacos with cucumber-dill dressing

Greek salad tacos

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Who knew tacos could be just as refreshing as a big bowl of salad?

7. Roobios-smoked pork tacos with plum-grapefruit salsa

Roobois smoked pork and plum tacos

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Tacos aren't just for casual meals. This fancy-pants recipe will bowl over even your most foodie friends.

8. Vietnamese banh mi street tacos

Vietnamese bahn-mi tacos

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These light, herbal tacos are a perfect fresh summer meal.

9. Roasted butternut squash and turkey tacos

Roasted butternut squash and turkey tacos

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Whether you need a use for leftovers in the fall or are craving Thanksgiving in July, these tacos totally fit the bill.

10. Pumpkin pie tacos

Pumpkin pie mini tacos

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Because literally everything, even pumpkin pie, tastes better as a taco.

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