At least around these parts, Taco Tuesday has become somewhat of a tradition among a close group of friends. Every Tuesday, a few of us gather for witty banter, a few libations, perhaps the latest episode of Lost, and, most importantly tacos. It's a nice social dish, especially when guests are allowed to assemble their own. Call a friend or 5 tonight, put a few Corona's on ice, chops some onions, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and whatever else you'd like to stuff in a shell, and enjoy!


Spicy Potato Tacos



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag pre-cooked diced red-skin potatoes
  • 1/2 cup pre-sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 (16-ounce) can vegetarian refried beans
  • 3/4 cup cilantro salsa, plus more for serving
  • 1 (5.8-ounce) box white corn taco shells
  • Chopped red onion, tomato, and lettuce, for serving


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together oil and fajita seasoning. Add potatoes and mushrooms and toss until well coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Meanwhile, stir together beans and salsa in microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes; set aside.

Heat taco shells in oven for 3 to 5 minutes.

Spoon beans into heated taco shells. Top with potato mixture and garnish with red onion, tomato, and lettuce.

Serve immediately with salsa.