Beef tacos with chilli sauce

A hearty, filling meal


Although they might look like finger food, tacos make for a hearty, filling meal. Great with a side serving of Spanish rice and refried beans, these tacos can be cooked and prepared in approximately 30 minutes.


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 8 taco shells
  • 340g / 12 oz. of lean minced beef
  • ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of mild chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 65g / 2½ oz. of Mexican salsa
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the toppings:

  • 30g / 1 oz. of Iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large vine-ripened tomato, finely chopped
  • 4 dessertspoons of low-fat, natural yogurt
  • 30g / 1 oz. of low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 small can chopped black olives
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan
  2. Add the mince and brown, then add the onion and garlic. Continue cooking for a few minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Add the chilli, cumin, salsa, lime, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Heat the taco shells according to the instructions on the packet
  5. Place a small amount of lettuce in the base of the shell and spoon the mince onto it
  6. Add any or all of the toppings according to taste

Serving Suggestions

Serve with light and crispy salad or a side serving of Spanish rice and refried beans

info

Minced beef can contain the dangerous E. coli bacteria, so make sure you cook it thoroughly and there are no pink areas

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Beef tacos with chilli sauce

Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

Cost

Medium

Medium

5-a-day

1.5 Of Your 5 A Day

1.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Frying Pan, Wooden Spoon

Chopping BoardChopping KnifeFrying PanWooden Spoon
1/4 of the recipe contains
Energy
1619kj
387kcal
19%
Fat
18.3g
26%
Saturates
5.8g
29%
Sugars
10.6g
12%
Salt
2g
33%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (309g)
Energy524Kj 1619Kj
125Kcal 387Kcal
Fat5.9g 18.3g
(of which saturates)1.9g 5.8g
Carbohydrate8.4g 26g
(of which sugars)3.4g 10.6g
Protein8.6g 26.6g
Salt0.8g 2g
Fibre1.9g 5.7g

Recipe rating

Current rating: 4 (1 ratings)