Saucy beef tacos

Prep 10 min
Total 20 min
Plus Serves: 4

Call your friends and crank up the music! Tacos are great for easy entertaining – everyone loves them. Add your favourite toppings, and watch dinner turn into a fab fiesta.



2 tsp
garlic cloves, minced
small onion, finely chopped
500 g
1/4 cup
1/2 156-mL can
tomato paste, about 1/4 cup
1 tbsp
corn taco shells or flour tortillas


  • HEAT a large frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then garlic and onion. Cook until onion is soft, 3 to 4 min. Crumble in beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is no longer pink, 4 to 5 min. Add water, tomato paste, taco seasoning and sugar. Stir until warmed through, 2 to 3 min.
  • SERVE in tortillas.

DIY taco seasoning: Get the recipe.

Tip: Try these tacos with pico de gallo salsa, tomatillo salsa, a sprinkle of grated mozzarella and a squeeze of lime.


Calories 455
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrates 33 g
Fat 23 g
Fibre 2 g
Sodium 612 mg
Excellent source of Vitamin B12

Issue: September 2014

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Photo credit: Saucy beef tacos. Photo, Sian Richards.

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