Tacos

If it’s taco night at your place and you don’t have any pre-made hard shells you can just bake regular floppy flour tortillas in your oven.

Coat both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray and drape each tortilla over two bars of your oven rack allowing the sides to dangle down and bake at 375F/190C/Gas4-5 until crispy, which should be 7-10 minutes.

Taco Seasoning

1 tbs chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsps ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper

Method

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together Store in an airtight container.

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1 recipe of taco seasoning (see above)
1lb minced meat (I like turkey, but beef or any other works just fine)
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can chopped tomatoes (400g)
1 or 2 tsp cornflour to thicken sauce if required
tomato, lettuce, cucumber salad to serve
grated cheese to top

  1. Sauté chopped onion and garlic
  2. Add minced meat
  3. Cook until meat is browned and onions soft.
  4. Add taco seasoning  and continue to cook for a couple of minutes
  5. Add tin of chopped tomatoes and heat through until tomatoes are warm.
  6. Continue cooking until desired sauce thickness is reached, or you could add cornflour if you prefer
  7. Fill your taco shells and top with some grated cheese, and serve with salad.

I like to mix the mince up in advance as I think the flavour improves when it is allowed to stand and go cold, and then reheated.

 

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