Tacos

Tacos

By
From
Little Kitchen
Makes
10
Photographer
Jacqui Melville

Mexican is a great cuisine to try out early on in your cooking adventures at home as you’ll be able to do a lot of the meal preparation all by yourself.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
10 hard, flat-bottomed taco shells
2 tablespoons olive oil
500g minced beef
1 x 35 g packet taco spice mix, (some health-food shops sell excellent, healthy pre-made spice mixes)
3/4 cup water
1/4 iceberg lettuce, shredded
3 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped into small cubes
10 teaspoons mild salsa
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Equipment

Quantity Ingredient
sharp knife and chopping board
measuring spoons
grater
frying pan with a lid
large baking tray
measuring cups
wooden spoon

Method

  1. Ask a grown-up to help you preheat the oven to 180ºC. Lay the taco shells on a baking tray.
  2. Measure the oil into a frying pan. Ask a grown-up to help you heat the frying pan over medium–low heat. Add the minced beef and break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. This is important to make sure the meat is cooked all the way through and the sauce is not lumpy. Cook until browned all over.
  3. Add the spice mix and water. Reduce the heat to low, then cover the frying pan and simmer for about 15 minutes or until all the water has evaporated, leaving a thick meaty sauce.
  4. Ask a grown-up to help you heat the taco shells in the oven for 3 minutes.
  5. Divide the meat sauce evenly between the taco shells. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, salsa and grated cheese.
  6. Serve the tacos straight away, or ask a grown-up to help you put the tacos back in the oven for another 5 minutes so the cheese starts to melt.
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