Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Quick and Easy 10 Minute Tacos.


I am pretty much obsessed with Mexican food. I love cooking it, I love eating it, I just love everything about it! Here in Britain, it is very hard to find good ingredients for Mexican cooking in the basic supermarkets. A lot of the time, it's all too easy to a buy a ready made kit from the supermarket. Although I think these kits are on the whole not too bad, it's always a lot tastier and healthier when you make the seasoning yourself. Making your own seasoning means you know exactly everything that's going into your food and there's no nasty additives or an overload of salt or sugar.

I've tried to make these tacos as healthy as I could by using thin cut steak instead of minced beef, as I'm trying to avoid processed food. This was a great substitute as it made the tacos really meaty and delicious, whilst being low in fat and avoiding processed meat. As an alternative, you could use boneless chicken breast, or thinly sliced pork.

10 Minute Tacos.

For the seasoning mix :
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar 
  • salt and pepper
To serve :
  • corn tortillas
  • fresh salad
  • flash fried veg (I used onion and red pepper)
  • grated cheese 
  • salsa
  • sour cream 
  • jalapenos

1. Marinate the steaks for a couple hours in the spice mix. If you don't have the time then you don't have to, I just think meat always tastes better when marinated.

2. After marinating, cut the beef steaks into think strips and fry with a little oil in a pan on a high heat. If you like your meat on the rare side, you could fry your steak whole and then slice up when done.

3. Serve up with plenty of salsa, salad and sour cream!


Hannah :)

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