Taco Tuesday

A cold, grey day & Daisy’s first one back at school. What better way to cheer us up than tacos? Plus, my iron levels are low & beef tacos sound so much more appealing than some of the things the doc suggested I ate….  black pudding, liver, kidney, tongue(!) 

Beef Tacos

  • Large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 red peppers
  • Mince 450g
  • Tin of taco beans
  • 2 tins chopped toms
  • Plus 1 tin filled up with water
  • Tbsp tomato purée
  • Beef stock cube
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp cumin
  • Big pinch of paprika
  • Pack of corn taco shells

We served it with grated cheese & an avocado salad: 

  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 little gems
  • Cucumber, peel off, sliced 

And a garlicky dressing: 

  • Olive oil
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Half tsp Dijon mustard
  • Tsp honey
  • Garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt & pepper

Taste & alter if it needs it. Sorry not very precise with the Olive oil, but I always do it by taste. Omit the garlic if you don’t want such a strong dressing. 

Method for beef tacos

 Soften the onion and peppers in the olive oil in a large pan over a low heat. Add the garlic, paprika, cinnamon and cumin and cook for 1–2 minutes. Add the beef and stir until it has browned. Pour in tinned toms & taco beans. Once simmering crumble in stock cube & add the water, depending on how much more liquid it needs. Add the tomato purée & seasoning. Partially cover & simmer gently for half an hour. 

Tacos will require warming for 5 mins in the oven before serving. 

Fill the tacos with the beef & top with grated cheese. Serve with the salad. 

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