Homemade Taco Beef

Some taco seasonings are loaded with salt however you can make your own. Why not give this healthy homemade option a go next time you’re in the mood for Tacos on the weekend?



2 tbsp oil

1 onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tsp dried chilli flakes, or to taste

500g mince

1½ tbsp cumin

1½ tbsp coriander

1 tbsp oregano

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ cup tomato puree

½ cup water

½ chicken stock cube

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp vinegar

Small pinch salt, optional


1. In a large saucepan or frypan, fry onion, garlic and chilli flakes slowly on low to medium heat until lightly caramelised.

2. Increase heat and add mince. Cook until meat has changed colour, breaking up the lumps as you go until nice and fine.

3. Add cumin, coriander, oregano and cayenne pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add tomato puree, water, stock cube, brown sugar, vinegar. Simmer covered for 10-15 minutes.

4. While mince is simmering, prepare ingredients to serve.

5. Assemble tacos or let everyone make their own.

To serve

Taco shells

Lettuce, finely sliced

Tomatoes, finely diced

Grated cheese

Sour cream

Avocado, finely diced

Tabasco sauce

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