Beef Tortillas

These family friendly tortillas or tacos are great with some fresh toppings – such as coriander, sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.

Makes 12 tortillas.

Night before (50 minutes)

350g beef mince

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green and 1 red pepper, diced

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp cumin

2 tbs tomato puree

1 x 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1. Chop onions and garlic and cook over a moderate heat for 5 minutes until softened.

2. Add mince and cook for 5 minutes until browned.

3. Add cumin and salt and stir for 20 seconds before adding peppers and cooking for further 5 minutes.

4. Add tomato puree and water to cover.

5. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer on a lower heat for 25 minutes.

6. Add kidney beans and cook for a further 10 minutes.

7. Allow to cool and refrigerate.

The Day (20 minutes)

30g fresh coriander and some shredded lettuce

100g hard cheese, grated

150 ml sour cream/yoghurt

Jalpenos for adults (optional)

1. Put tortillas/taco shells in oven to warm as per instructions.

2. Chop up toppings

3. Warm beef.

Put all on table for people to serve themselves.

Cook’s Tip: Make vegetarian by using soya mince. Experiment by adding 1 tsp of paprika or 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or chilli powder.


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