I’m determined that the kids will share my deep love of Mexican food so I’m building up their confidence with the textures and flavours with dishes like this: Simple Beef Tacos. I think we’re all hardwired to enjoy tactile food so the self-assembly part of tacos is a big hit with all the family. If I have chance to make homemade tortillas then the kids will help out otherwise a pack of store-bought tortillas does the job and we all get to build our perfect tacos.
Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids
250g ground beef
1 tbsp + 1 tsp taco seasoning
1 mild chilli, deseeded
3 spring onions
1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan then add the beef, grind over generously with salt then brown for a couple of minutes then drain off any excess fat.
- Deseed and chop the chilli then add to the pan and cook for a minute before adding the taco seasoning and water then stir and allow to simmer on a medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Squeeze over the lime and taste to check if it needs more salt. Slice and add the onions then serve with tortillas, salad, sour cream, cheese and salsa.