Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Mexican-style Spicy Beef Tacos, posted for the 2005 Zaar World Tour, adapted from an International Masters 'recipes for pan or wok' recipe card. To complete the Mexican theme, serve the tacos with creamy avocado dip and refried beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate the cheese coarsely, peel and finely chop the onion and garlic; gently heat the ground beef in a non-stick pan or wok, stirring until the juices start to run.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, flour, cumin and chili powder, mix well and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until the meat is brown; stir in the tomatoes and stock; bring to the boil; simmer for 25 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and season to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, shred the lettuce and slice the olives; cover and chill until required; and gently warm the taco shells according to the packet instructions.
  4. Press a little lettuce into each taco, top with mince then sprinkle over with olives and cheese; serve the tacos with spoonfuls of sour cream dusted with paprika.


Most Helpful

These were very nice, I enjoyed the seasoning, not to hot, just right for everyone in this household. Will make again. Thanks

morgainegeiser September 22, 2008

I loved it, this was a nice mild taco seasoning for those who don't want to much heat with a tomato base. Since i like heat i added a chopped jalapeno to it :)

MarraMamba July 15, 2008

Everyone loved this recipe. I did double the spices & plan on tripling them next time. Flour shells were requested personal preference. Thank you Bluemoon Downunder. I will be making this again.

Kit^..^ty Of Canada January 30, 2008

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