Makes approx. 12 Tacos


  • 500 grams best quality beef mince
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 50 grams Taco Seasoning (about 1 ½ packets)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 x 400 gram tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander and/or parsley
  • Juice from ½ lime


In a large fry pan gently brown the beef mince over a medium heat breaking up with a fork so that you don’t have any big clumps of meat.

Place good mince in a fry pan and gently brown

Place good mince in a fry pan and gently brown

Once the meat is browned add the onion, garlic and chilli and cook until onion is softened.  Add the seasonings and spices and cook for 1 minute before adding the tin of tomatoes and ¼ cup water.

The cooked mince, now add the onions

The cooked mince, now add the onions

Cook over a low heat for 15 – 20 minutes, add the fresh herbs and lime juice cook for a further 5 minutes then serve in taco shells which have been heated in a 170 degree oven for 5 minutes.

More ingredients that make great tacos

More ingredients that make great tacos

Serve with chopped tomato, lettuce, sliced red onion and grated cheddar cheese along with some sour cream, salsa, jalapenos and avocado.

The final touches

The final touches


I use the best quality mincemeat that I can buy as it gives a better flavour and less fat.  Just be careful not to overcook as it will dry out.

The amount of the chilli you use is completely up to you.  I like it hot so I use more.

When cooking the mixture make sure it isn’t too wet or too dry (add more water if too dry or cook a bit longer if too wet).

To make a meal of the tacos serve with roasted vegetable wedges, Mexican rice, refried beans, salad, guacamole and salsa.


About DonnaRae

Let me introduce myself. I am an American born Australian bred girl with an appetite for good food, travel and a bit of adventure. My family has travelled a lot due to my dads work and I suppose this is what has given me the passion to get out there and see as much as I can and do the things I want. I hope I can bring you a bit of fun, laughter and a few good recipes. Enjoy and be happy always!
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