Easy Mexican My Way

Tacos Bruschetta style!
Tacos Bruschetta style!

So everyone’s cooked Mexican at some stage or another. It’s a go-to, easy dish to make that’s packed full of flavour and can easily be reheated as leftovers. I hope you enjoy my take on this simple style of cooking. Enjoy!

Serves 4

500g Lean Minced Beef
1 Onion
3 Garlic Cloves
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
150g Salsa (I prefer hot, but choose what level suits your taste buds)
1/3 Cup of Water
1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
1 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Ground Coriander
1 Tsp Paprika
3 Sprigs of Oregano, chopped
1/2 Lime
Taco Shells (Or Burritos)
Vintage Tasty Cheese (Or a sharp Cheddar)
Sour Cream
1/4 Red Cabbage
Cherry Tomatoes (Or any kind you prefer)
1/4 Bunch of Coriander
1 Avocado
1/2 Lime
1/4 Tsp Paprika

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Add the oil to a large frying pan on a medium heat. Add the onion and cook until slightly transparent. Turn the heat up to high and add the garlic and the mince, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon so it doesn’t clump. Constantly stir to make sure cooking is even. When the meat is no longer pink (should take between 5-10 minutes depending on your pan), pour in the salsa and the water, stirring to combine. Add the cumin, chilli, coriander, paprika and oregano and mix well. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.

Meanwhile, in whatever order you prefer, create your toppings in separate bowls (this way your guests can pick and choose what order to fill their tacos/burritos). Have a bowl each for:

Cheese: Grated.
Sour Cream: Spoon into a bowl.
Cabbage: Thinly slice.
Tomatoes: Chop into small portions.
Avocado: Mash into a smooth puree, adding the paprika and juice of half a lime. Mix well.
Coriander: Chop roughly.

After 10 – 15 minutes your meat should be done, keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t dry out. It should be moist without being liquid. If it’s too runny, cook for a further 5-10 minutes without the lid. Feel free to taste and add extra spice as you desire.

Pop your taco shells in the oven according to instructions (or your burritos in the microwave).

Serve the meat hot in a bowl, along with your other bowls of toppings and the now hot taco shells or burrito wraps.

Eat & Enjoy!

Advice: The more messy you are the more fun it is.


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