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Lean Beef Tacos

By 16th October 2016Nutrition

Hola amigos! Mexico – famous for its mariachis, white sandy beaches, iconic wrestling costumes, tequilas and great food. Mexican dishes are often prepared with loads of fresh ingredients including protein-packed beans and meats, fiber-filled tortillas and nutritious spices like chilies, garlic, paprika, cinnamon and cumin. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular cuisines in the world! However, it can be very easy to get wrong with our goals in mind. But with appropriate portion control, less the Coronas and smarter choices, Mexican meals can become a staple of your weekly diet. Try these lean beef tacos.

lean beef tacos

Ingredients (makes one serving/3 tacos)
3 crunchy taco shells
125g lean beef steak mince
1/2 red pepper
1/2 green pepper
1/4 red onion
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1.5 tbsp ground cumin
Handful of mixed salad

To make guacamole:
1/2 avocado
Squeeze of fresh lime
1 large tbsp crème fraîch

To make tomato salsa:
1 large tomato
Squeeze of fresh lime

Nutritional Info (per serving)
KCAL- 518.5
P- 30.4g
C- 37.8g
F- 27.3g

Begin by removing your sombrero, putting your guitar down and heating your coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium heat. Whilst that’s warming up, chop up your peppers and onions so they’re ready to go. Next you can add your beef to the frying pan and let it cook. Remember to give it a stir regularly to keep the mince cooking evenly. To make the guacamole I used a blender for a nice smooth texture. Just place all of your ingredients into a blender (just a squeeze of lime, not to whole thing) and blast it for 10-20 seconds. To make your salsa, again I used the blender for a smooth texture, but if you wanted more of a chunky tomato feel, just finely chop it up with a knife. Next you’re going to want to throw your chopped peppers and red onions into your cooking beef and continue to stir regularly for the next five minutes. You can now think about putting your paprika and cumin into the mix and give it one final big stir. As a final option you can also warm your taco shells up if you wish. Just place them in a pre-heated oven for a few minutes. To serve your lean beef tacos, I’ve found the best and least messiest way to do it is to firstly fill your taco shell up with some minced beef mix. Next add a tablespoon of guacamole and a tablespoon of salsa into your shell and finish with a few fresh mixed salad leaves. Bon appétit! Adiós for now.

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