Meals generally have to tick off three boxes in our house: quick, nutritious, delicious. I also love it when I can say goodbye to an overpriced packet mix from the supermarket and make it myself, making tacos an absolute winner in our house.
I was given this recipe by a friend and there are various versions on the internet. You can experiment with the herbs and spices and come up with your own signature taco seasoning!
1 tsp oregano flakes
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 - 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp onion flakes
1 tbsp garlic powder
tiny pink of cayenne pepper
Throw it all in a high speed food processor and blend until fine (In the Thermomix I do speed 10 for 10 sec).
I make double the mixture and keep half in an airtight container for the next batch of tacos.
To cook your meat mixture, brown your choice of protein (we love beef or pork mince) add seasoning and 1/3 cup of water (more if needed), red kidney beans (or any type of bean or legume) and simmer till cooked.
Serve with fresh salad, sour cream, cheese and your choice of taco shell. Lettuce leaves also work well for a natural taco shell option but the kids manage better with a hard shell. Mum and Dad might also like some tabasco sauce ;-)
If your little ones need more convincing to try tacos they might enjoy the book "Dragons love tacos". It is a favourite in our house.
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Christine is a mother of two and lover of home made food.
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