Spicy Beef Tacos

środa, 5 lutego 2014

Spicy Beef Tacos

Time: 40 mins


  • 100 g cheddar cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 750 g ground top quality beef
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (400 g) can tomatoes, chopped
  • 150 ml beef stock
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • lettuce leaf, to serve
  • 50 g stuffed green olives
  • 8 ready-made taco shells
  • 150 ml sour cream
  • paprika, to dust


  • 1 Grate the cheese coarsely, peel and finely chop the onion and garlic; gently heat the ground beef in a non-stick pan or wok, stirring until the juices start to run.
  • 2 Add the onion, garlic, flour, cumin and chili powder, mix well and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until the meat is brown; stir in the tomatoes and stock; bring to the boil; simmer for 25 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and season to taste.
  • 3 Meanwhile, shred the lettuce and slice the olives; cover and chill until required; and gently warm the taco shells according to the packet instructions.
  • 4 Press a little lettuce into each taco, top with mince then sprinkle over with olives and cheese; serve the tacos with spoonfuls of sour cream dusted with paprika.

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