Mexican Beef Tacos with Salsa

Mexican Beef Tacos with Salsa

Mexican Beef Tacos with Salsa are a fantastic New year’s eve healthy snack idea. They are packed with flavour and are an easy finger food for your New Years Eve Party.  Spice them up with more chilli, or tone it down with less; either way, they are a great dish to serve to family and friends. This recipe can be found in Luci Hirsch’s Mums on the run cookbook.

Serves 4 – 6


  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced
  • 3 – 5 ml chilli powder
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 x 65 g tin tomato paste
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 x 400 g tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To Make The Salsa

  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 50 g frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 30 ml sweet chilli sauce
  • Pinch of chilli powder
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 15 ml sunflower oil
  • 30 ml chopped fresh coriander leaves

To Serve

  • 4 – 6 tortillas or roti’s
  • 1 avocado pear, sliced
  • 50 g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 125 ml sour cream or Greek yoghurt
  • Thinly sliced Radish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan place the mince, and dry-fry over medium heat until evenly browned; stir with a fork. This will take about 5 minutes.
  1. Add in onion, garlic and celery, and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in chilli powder and red chilli, then add in the tomato paste and water.
  3. Cook for approximately 8 – 10 minutes; stir in the beans and seasoning.
  4. Cook a further 5 minutes until beans are heated through.
  5. Mix all the salsa ingredients together and set aside.
  6. Heat tortillas according to directions on the box; arrange Mexican beef on the wrap, together with a little salsa, avocado pear, cheddar cheese and sour cream or yoghurt. Wrap it up and enjoy immediately.
  • This recipe is a great way to entertain; each person can make his own tortilla and topping according to taste. Serve some shredded lettuce for an extra crunch in the tortilla.
  • If you have very young children and do not like the idea of so much chilli, simply omit, and replace with some mixed herbs.

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