Hush Puppy Tacos

Hush Puppy Tacos {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree

Oh yes, you read the title of this post right! Say that name a few times out loud or in your head, you can’t say it without smiling can you? I may have been holding out on you with this one for a while. You see, this dish was a stroke of mad genius on my husband’s part and apparently according to my numerous Google searches, a recipe like this has never been posted before. Here is how it all came together….

You see, I make these Taco Spiced Kale Chips pretty frequently now and we like to eat them with  a batch of Fast Smokey Black Beans all stuffed together in a taco shell. It is one of those meals that is constantly in the rotation at our house. A few weeks ago, I was developing the recipe for my Cilantro Hush Puppies , so we enjoyed a fresh batch with our “go-to” taco dinner. Mid-meal I looked up to see Todd stuffing hush puppies into his tacos too, it looked pretty yummy to me so I gave it a whirl. All I can say is WHOA! The hush puppies added such a crunch factor and when they soak up all of that glorious smokey sauce from the beans they just get even better!

As soon as I was done eating I excused myself from the table, rushed to the computer and Googled every combination of hush puppy and taco I could think of to see if anyone else had been enjoying this perfect pairing. I saw a lot of tacos with a side of hush puppies, hush puppies spiced like tacos, and just plain tacos, but I couldn’t find one single post that combined the two. Could it be possible that this is the first time anyone has ever stuffed a taco with a hush puppy? I have no clue, but I guarantee you it won’t be the last. These tacos are mind numbingly good and I can promise you that our “go-to” taco dinner will never be without the addition of hush puppies again!

Hush Puppy Tacos {Beard and Bonnet} #glutenfree

Hush Puppy Tacos
Serves 4-5
1 batch of Cilantro Hush Puppies (If you want regular hushpuppies without cilantro increase the buttermilk to 1/4 cup and omit the cilantro juice)
1 batch of Taco Spiced Kale Chips
1 batch of Fast Smokey Black Beans
Corn Tortillas, warmed
Condiments: Salsa, Taco Pickles, cheese of choice, sour cream, fresh cilantro

I prepare the three main components of this dish and then set them out on the table with all of the taco fixings. Be sure to put a knife with the hush puppies so that they can be halved or quartered before stuffing into the taco shells.

We are happy to have shared this recipe at the Gluten-Free Friday’s link up party hosted by Vegetarian Mamma! Hop on over to find more great gf recipes.


  1. Cara March 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I made these (and by “made this” I of course mean I went over to Meg’s house and she made them for me) and they are AMAZING! Some of the best flavors going on here. Everyone needs to make these!!

    1. Meg March 31, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      You are the bestest Cara! Ha! We are spreading the hush puppy taco love…one taco at a time:)

  2. Erin September 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

    When I saw this recipe I was so intrigued I had to try it. It was amazing! I made the smoky black beans, the taco spiced kale and the cilantro hush puppies and topped with salsa and avocado. Different flavors all exploding at different times and my husband agreed it was so fresh and flavorful. Thanks for this creative and delicious recipe! 🙂

    1. Meg September 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Erin, I am so glad that you and your husband liked these hush puppy tacos! They are a favorite here in our house, especially with our kids. 🙂

  3. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) April 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I think all those yummy flavors would make my mouth explode in happiness! Wow, can’t wait to try! I have this pinned to our Gluten Free Fridays board! Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you this week!

    1. Meg April 6, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Cindy!

  4. Michelle March 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Those look beautiful and delicious!

    1. Meg March 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Thanks Michelle!


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