The Best Food Truck Recipes

Get recipes for the tastiest, messiest and most-irresistible street food in the country.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

The Detention

This troublemaker –– served out of a school bus in Texas –– replaces typical buns with bacon grilled cheese. It definitely earns an A for awesome.

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Charlie Mac Dog

This souped-up street food marries two nostalgic favorites: hot dogs and mac and cheese. 

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Watermelon Jalapeno Lemonade

Removing the jalapeno's seeds prevents the heat in this refreshing juice from being too intense. 

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Urban Spy

Pork and apples are a classic pairing. Here, tender baked apples are stuffed with smoked pulled pork and garnished with chives and almonds. 

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Diablo Bison Burger

Before it's topped wtih fried celery root and blue cheese, the patty gets slathered in habanero hot sauce on both sides. Not to play The Diablo Bison Burger's advocate, but there's a reason people line up at Bone Daddy's to send these burgers to the fiery pits of their bellies.

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Sizzling Watermelon

Pop Rocks candy and fiery chiles provide the spice in this marinated watermelon side dish. 

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Fugu Kimbap

These beef-based sushi rolls have two hidden flavoring agents: sesame rice and pickled radishes. 

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Pendleton Pie

The secret to the depth of flavor in this chocolate-pecan pie? Almost a full shot of whiskey.  

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Big Naked Ahi

Fat tuna steaks are seared before they're wrapped —with tomatoes, mixed greens and remoulade — in rice paper. 

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The Lumberjack

Throw on your finest flannel! After you’re done digging into this gooey, bacon-stuffed grilled cheese, you'll have enough energy to take down a few trees. Bonus: The shirt's pattern will also make it easy to hide grease stains.

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The Gladiator Bun

True to its name, this towering eggplant and veal Parm — which calls for eight layers of breaded, fried filling — is comfort food fit for a battle-ready Roman.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Don't be surprised if these fudgy, flourless wafers — sandwiching a thick, creamy layer of white chocolate ganache — leave you in a cookie coma.

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Spicy Thai Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich

This mash-up blends together the flavors of two takeout favorites — pad thai and orange chicken. To form, spread peanut butter and Sriracha on one side, curry powder and orange marmalade on the other, then slap on the grill until crisp.

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The Ultima Pastrami Burger

A grass-fed beef party gets brined overnight and rubbed with black pepper and coriander. Try not to bite your monitor.

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Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos

Al pastor, carne asada — quinoa sweet potato? One taste of this jalapeno-studded mixture and you'll be clamoring to make it a standard filling at every taqueria.

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Spanish Burger

There’s nothing small about this tapas-inspired burger. You’ll need both hands to dive into the beefy patty, which is topped with flavorful Spanish accents like roasted red peppers, olives and pine nuts.

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Griddled Mac 'N' Cheese

If you’ve ever lamented that mac and cheese just isn’t portable enough (and who hasn't?), this recipe solves your dilemma. Chill the casserole overnight, roll cubes in breadcrumbs, then fry until crispy, brown and finger-friendly.

Jerk Chicken Sliders with Pineapple Cilantro Slaw

Traditional jerk seasonings like Scotch bonnet peppers and allspice turn bland chicken thighs into a spicy, smoky filling for these overflowing Jamaican sliders. You’ll soon be saying "yeah, mon" to a second helping.

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Yakisoba Dogs

Slightly sweet (from the tonkatsu sauce) and slightly spicy (thanks to Louisiana hot links), this noodle-topped hot dog is crazy all right — crazy delicious.

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Akaushi Beef Sliders

The garlic confit mayo, blended with rendered duck fat and a bit of lemon, is so aromatic and rich it may very well upstage the star ingredient: high-quality Akaushi beef from Japan.

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The Smasher

Nonna would be proud of this sandwich, a delightfully messy package of flattened meatballs, hearty marinara and cheesy garlic bread.

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Seitan Burger Patties

Spiced up with ground coriander and Korean chiles, these seitan-based patties are so loaded with flavor, vegetarians and meat lovers will both be basking in the delicious, meatless glory.

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Hawaiian Bulgogi Burger

This ain't your ordinary burger. It's a little sweet and plenty savory with just the right elements of crunch. One bite and you'll be transported to the fiftieth state!

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Sam's Lobster Roll

The hot dog bun is just an easier way to move huge, buttery chunks of fresh lobster meat into your mouth.

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Mole Rojo

Peanuts are the secret ingredient to the rich and warm flavors of this traditional Mexican sauce. Spoon over enchiladas, tamales or even your eggs at brunch. 

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Chicken Fried Waffles

Is it a breakfast, dinner or dessert? You won't give a lick (except to your fingers!!) about the answer when you're dunking crispy bites of battered chicken into syrup-filled waffle wells. 

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Le Truc Turkey Meatball Sandwich

Bright herbs and pepperoncini atop tender meatballs are a winning combination of cool and comforting. A crusty hoagie roll adds the perfect contrast in texture.

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Chocolate Diablo Cookies   

Why such a devilish moniker? These chocolatey cookies contain cayenne pepper for a hint of heat.

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The Hawaiian Five-O Wrap

The only crime this wrap is guilty of is being sweet, savory and insanely delicious.  It will have you shouting, "Book 'em, Danno!"

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Potato and Cheese Pierogis

Pierogis are an Eastern Euorpean staple that have quickly made themselves an American favorite. Hardly surprising considering they are warm, doughy pockets filled with cheesy mashed potatoes.  

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Bits of applewood bacon are the perfect savory complement to the maple flavored cake batter. You'll be in hog heaven!

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Diablo's Delights

No need to dance with the devil for these sweet and savory jalapeno confections. Premade biscuit dough makes this recipe oh, so easy!

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Brown Butter Bacon Ice Cream

Pop quiz! What's more delicious: brown butter, bacon or ice cream? Fortunately, there are no wrong answers!  Indulge in all three with this heavenly concoction.    

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Catfish Po Boy

This may be a po' boy by name but it's certainly rich in flavor. Peppery catfish sits atop sweet and sour, hand-cut coleslaw. 

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Chicken Schnitzel

Few things are more satisfying than a chicken cutlet pounded thin, breaded and fried to crispy perfection.

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Prawns and Roses

Cabbage and kataifi make the perfect sheath for sweet prawn meat. A tortilla shell helps hold it but we promise you'll want to use both hands.     

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Saigon Shrimp Ceviche   

Sweet and crunchy bell peppers are the perfect pairing for citrus infused shrimp. This no-cook dish is a no-brainer and will leave you plenty of time to prep a pitcher of margaritas!

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Philly Cheese Steak

Philly put them on the map but feel free to perfect them in your hometown. Melted cheese over skillet-browned onion and beef will make them native to your kitchen.  

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Yayo's Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Meaty mahi mahi fillets are the perfect fish to stand up to the crunch of cabbage coleslaw. Cool cilantro sauce is refreshing with just the right notes of sour cream.

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Latin Macho Burger

What do this burger and Oscar de la Hoya have in common? They're Latin and they pack a punch! Chorizo and jalapeno make this a one-round knockout!

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