Muy Bien Taco Mince

Preparation time
5 mins
Cooking time
25 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Serves
6 people
Meal course
Dinner
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Muy Bien Taco Mince

So tonight my 9 year old daughter wanted Taco’s and I was like, you’re making them then…
Enter our ‘Muy Bien Taco Mince’.
We came up with this recipe together and the results were so fantastically delicious (and super simple) that any little cook could do it and the whole family will love it.
The spices we used are all residing in most peoples pantry, and I have to say if you don’t have these regular ol’ spices on hand then do yourself a favour and go buy some. A decent spice cabinet is the greatest gift you can give your cooking.
There’s no need for some cruddy packet of pre-made MSG filled ‘I-don’t-know-what-tha’ Taco seasoning with this recipe at the ready.
From Mrs. Moo and I, De nada!!

 

 

500gms Mince of your choice – we used free-range Pork but Beef or Chicken will work a treat too
1 large Brown onion, chopped
1 clove of Garlic, chopped
1 heaped tbsn of Tomato Paste
2 cups of water
Olive Oil

Muy Bien Taco Seasoning
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 heaped tsp ground Cumin seeds
1 heaped tsp ground Coriander seeds
1 tsp Salt
White pepper to taste

*** You could also add some chilli powder to taste if you like things spicy, but the paprika will have a little heat too.

 

  1. Heat a large sauté pan over a high heat and add a tbs of oil to it, and then add the mince. Cook stirring and breaking up the chunks until all of the liquid has evaporated and the mince is starting to caramelize and brown, this will take about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together all your seasoning spices in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Once the mince is beginning to brown, add the chopped onion and garlic to the pan. Cook stirring for a further couple of minutes until the onion is starting to become translucent and then add the tomato paste stirring through well and then the 'Muy Bien Taco seasoning'. Cook stirring for another couple of minutes until the spices are starting to become fragrant and then add the 2 cups of water. Stir well then cook uncovered for around 10 minutes until all the liquid has evaporated and the mince is rich and delicious!
  4. Serve with all the usual Meh-i-co suspects - Crispy Taco Shells, Soft Tortillas, Sour Cream, Cheese, Ripe Tomatoes, fresh Coriander and Iceberg Lettuce. Then taco-awayyyyyyyy! A super simple recipe that Edie and I promise the whole family will love! X

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