Minced beef for tacos

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Minced beef for tacos

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Just about my favourite meal!

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Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:502
Ready in:1 hour 15 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes plus 1 hour marinading
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:31st October 2012

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I decided to perfect this because I was fed up with buying a famous brand packet of spices every time I wanted to make tacos. I think that this is pretty close. It works with chicken as well as beef.

I deliberately wanted a dry mix to put into taco shells, as the sauce would be provided by guacamole, sour cream or yogurt


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  1. Grind all of the dry spices in a coffee grinder
  2. Tip the mince and the chopped red peppers into a bowl
  3. Add the dry spices and tomato puree and mix them together by kneading the mince
  4. If you have the time, leave for an hour in a cool place for the flavours to mingle
  5. Heat the ghee in a frying pan or wok
  6. Add the mince and fry until done to your liking
  7. Pour off any excess fat
  8. Add the juice from ½ an orange
  9. Stir fry for a few more minutes and pour away any excess liquid
  10. If desired, put in half the of the spring onions during the last minute of cooking (as in the photo), kill the heat and serve immediately.
  11. Arrange on a hot plate and sprinkle with all of/the rest of the chopped spring onions over the filled taco shells

Serving suggestions

Serve with taco shells (or the really neat taco trays), sour cream, guacamole, pickled jalapeños and a salsa such as sweet potato salsa


Try chicken fillets or shredded beef steak instead

Sprinkle with grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese

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