Chicago is a steak taco town. Sure, we have loads of other enticing options, but if I had to pick the most common taco filling around, carne asada reigns supreme. Here are my eight favorite.
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Carnitas is never easy to master, especially in a fast food setting. Yet, several chains offer the porky delight. Which makes the best version of carnitas tacos? We tried Chipotle, Qdoba, Wahoo's, Baja Fresh and Del Taco, and managed to emerge with a few tasty choices.
Who cooks the best carne tacos? Or, really, who even bothers to try making their tacos taste like carne asada? We tried 16 different steak taco options from some of the most well-known taco chains. Taco Bell, Del Taco, Baja Fresh, Rubio's, Chipotle, Qdoba, and Wahoo's. Some, of course, were better than others.
I will admit that I picked this recipe solely because it had cactus in it. Though I'd never eaten the spiny plant, I remembered seeing it at my local Mexican market, and now I actually had an excuse to buy...