Kids love eating with their hands and they love being able to decide what they will eat for dinner. That’s why I think that tacos are a great family meal. We serve our tacos family style, with all of the veggies in the middle, so that people can take their favourite bits and pieces (or at least give something new – say purple cabbage instead of iceburg lettuce – a try).
This time I have partnered up with Australian beef to create these delicious beef tacos using beef mince – I believe that this is a great way to incorporate beef and a wide variety of veggies. I believe that veggies don’t always have to be ‘hidden’ in your children’s meals and this a great approach to increasing their veggie in take.
Beef tacos – serves 2 adults and 3 children
Prep time 15 minutes, cook time 15 minutes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium brown onion
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
500g beef mince
400g can crushed tomatoes
10 jumbo taco shells
4 large iceberg lettuce leaves
1/4 purple cabbage
2 medium tomatoes
1 can of corn kernels
1 bunch of coriander
1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add cumin, coriander, and paprika. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 8 minutes or until browned. Add crushed tomato. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Meanwhile, heat taco shells following packet directions. And prepare all the remaining fillings. Remember that child love to try different colours, texture and flavours – so shred the lettuce and the cabbage. Cut the tomatoes into semi circles. Pop the corn into a bowl and allow them to spoon it into their tacos. Mash the avocado with lime and coriander stems. Tear the coriander leaves.
Serve family style in the middle of the table and allow each family member to compile their own.
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