Fast Mexican tacos with minced meat | recipe

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Fast Mexican ground beef tacos are named not because they’re quick to eat (and probably so too), but because they’re quick to make. So you don’t have to run to the nearest taco shop, you can make the delicious tacos yourself in the comfort of your own home. The family is happy! All you need is a handful of simple ingredients along with your favorite taco toppings. For example, you can use the same toppings that you use to fill your enchiladas, burritos or nachos. Ahhh i love mexican food!


Mexican tacos were just the beginning

The teenage kids of my favorite Swabian fell in love with my Mexican tacos straight away. So shortly afterwards I added some nachos. And that was another wow moment. You can already guess how it went on: quesadillas and burritos. The Mexican classics are now part of the repertoire to make hungry teenagers happy. And the good thing is that in addition to the minced meat and cheese in the hard shells, very healthy vegetable toppings find their way into teenage stomachs. And everyone still has the feeling of choosing their own food. This starts with the choice of soft tortillas or hard tacos. That’s why I’m a fan too. After all, I like to be creative when it comes to food.

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My taco spice makes all the difference

There are tons of ways to make tacos. You can also get creative with this recipe. If I want to make it easy for myself, I’ll use beef Taco Spice, Limes and coriander. And on other days I make a more saucey version with tomato sauce as a base. This recipe is somewhere in between. The deciding factor is that I used my Taco Spice Spice Mix from Elle Herbs in this version. This is my spice mixture with which I would like to make your life easier. You get the right Mexico feeling and of course the right flavors in one fell swoop. The taco spice is spicy, but not so spicy that you have to call the fire department right away. But no tacos without habanero chilli.

Quick Mexican Tacos with Ground Meat Recipe with Elle Herbs Taco SeasoningPin

Suggestions for taco toppings

  • There are a few toppings that have to be simple. These include grated cheese, tomatoes (either in pieces or as a fresh salsa pico de gallo) and of course avocado (either in slices or as a guacamole).
  • But there are many other possible ingredients that you can choose from:
    finely chopped red onions, shredded red cabbage (cabbage and mango slaw goes perfectly here), a white sauce (either sour cream, salsa blanca or a yogurt sauce).
  • And under no circumstances should you forget the fresh coriander and a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice! Oh, for fans of spicy food, I recommend hot sauce!


Quick Mexican Tacos with Ground Meat RecipePin

Fast Mexican tacos with ground beef

Mexican tacos bring the family to one table. Homemade tacos are delicious fast food with lots of vegetables. There are also hard taco shells or soft corn tortillas.

For the tacos:

  • 2
    Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    Little yellow onion,
    chopped up
  • 400
    Ground beef
    best organic quality
  • 2
    Elle Herbs Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2
    Elle Herbs Scharfmacher spice mix
    (or 1/4 tsp chilli flakes), optional
  • 1
    Tomato paste
  • 125
    Water or beef broth
  • 2
    Fresh coriander
    chopped up
  • 8-10
    Soft Shell Tacos (Mais Tortillas),
    alternativ Hard Shells
  • Lime slices
    (see tips)

For the jalapeño yogurt sauce:

  • 1
    x 170 g cup
    Greek yogurt
  • 1
    Small bunch of fresh coriander,
    chopped up
  • 1/2
    Garlic powder
  • 2
    Jalapeños from the glass,
    cut small
  • Juice of 1 lime,
    freshly squeezed
  • Sea-salt,
    to taste

For the toppings:

  • Cheddar Käse,
  • Avocado slices
  • Red onion slices
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Red cabbage,

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium to high heat. Add the onions and minced meat and use a wooden spoon to spread the meat while it cooks until it is brown (5-7 minutes). Add the spices and tomato paste and cook while stirring (1-2 minutes). Add water or broth and set the stove to medium heat. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly (7-10 minutes). Take the pan off the stove.

  2. Briefly heat the Soft Taco Shells in the pan and then keep them warm in a kitchen towel.

  3. In the meantime, prepare the jalapeño yogurt sauce. Mix all ingredients (yogurt, coriander, garlic powder, jalapeños, lime juice, salt) in a small bowl and stir until everything is creamy.

  4. Serve the minced meat mix, the toppings and the jalapeño yoghurt sauce in bowls so that everything can be added to the warm tortillas according to personal taste.

  • In any case, you should put a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice on the taco meat, because that rounds off the taste!
  • If you want to make hard taco shells, bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the package.

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