Beef tacos
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Beef tacos

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  • 30min

About this recipe: These beef tacos are easy enough for mid-week, and tasty enough to please everyone! Top with guacamole for a real treat.



Serves: 6 

  • 500g mince
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
  • 6 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 12 flour tortillas or taco shells
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • To serve
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • soured cream


Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Dry-fry the mince in a frying pan until brown and crumbly, stirring occasionally and breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the onion, green pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Stir in the herbs and spices; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the tomato puree and mix well. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place a little of the mixture on each tortilla and roll up, or spoon into the taco shells. Secure tortillas with a cocktail stick. If using tortillas, heat the oil in a frying pan and then fry the rolls quickly until golden. Serve with your choice of accompaniments.

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Reviews (8)

by addoyle

Altered ingredient amounts. gotta gree with the cinamon cheeky! i like to add some chpped chives.... - 22 Nov 2009

by Keri

My family and i 'loved' these!They are very tasty indeed!A bit messy to eat,lol,.....but really tasty! - 01 May 2012

by Stina

Fab, easy & tasty! Hubby & I enjoyed this so much it has made it on to our weekly dinner list - yum yum!!!! - 29 Jul 2011

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