FN Chefs' Taco Recipes and Toppings

Food Network chefs share delicious recipes for chicken, beef, fish and steak tacos. You can then pick your favorite toppings from some of their favorite options.

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Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos With Queso Fresco

Bobby Flay's chicken tacos are made right on the grill. Grill the tortillas for a few seconds before spooning in the chicken and topping with queso fresco.

Get the Recipe: Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos with Queso Fresco

Tex Wasabi's Koi Fish Tacos

Guy Fieri gives fish tacos a California twist. Tequila and lime-marinated, tempura-style cod is topped with sliced cabbage, pico de gallo and tequila lime aioli.

Get the Recipe: Tex Wasabi's Koi Fish Tacos

Skirt Steak Tacos With Roasted Tomato Salsa

Bobby grills steak until it is slightly charred and cooked to medium-rare. Add it to tortillas with lettuce, onion, grilled tomato salsa, sour cream and avocado.

Get the Recipe: Skirt Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa

All American Beef Taco

Make your own taco shells with Alton Brown's easy method that uses yellow corn tortillas. Fill with a seasoned ground sirloin to make classic beef tacos.

Get the Recipe: All American Beef Taco

Taco Potion #19

Make a batch of Alton's taco seasoning that can be stored for up to one month.

Get the Recipe: Taco Potion #19


Add cilantro to pico de gallo or guacamole, or chop finely and sprinkle on top of finished tacos.

Pico de Gallo

This fresh tomato mixture is a great alternative (or addition to) salsa. Dice tomatoes and add cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapeno and lime.

Queso Fresco

This Latin American cheese holds up great as a topping for tacos since it holds its shape when hot. Sprinkle queso fresco, queso blanco or queso de crema on hot tacos.


Give your tacos a bit of refreshing crunch by adding thinly shredded iceberg lettuce to the base of the taco shell before adding the rest of your fillings.

Grilled Tomato Salsa

Bobby grills plum tomatoes on both sides until slightly charred and soft before blending into a salsa. This gives your taco topping a deliciously smoky flavor.

Get the Recipe: Skirt Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomato Salsa

Flour or Corn Tortillas

Tacos taste great using either flour or corn tortillas, so it can be fun to experiment with both.

Pickled Jalapeno Slices

Can your own pickled jalapenos or pick up a jar at the store. They'll give an extra tang to your tacos.


Use radishes or onions to give your tacos more crunch.


Avocados can be turned into a creamy guacamole topping or simply cut into cubes and sprinkled onto tacos by themselves.