Beef soft shell tacos

These tasty, filling tacos are perfect for feeding a hungry family.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Beef soft shell tacos
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 500 gram beef chuck steak, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 35 gram packet taco seasoning mix
  • 400 gram can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 250 gram packet mini tortillas (10), heated
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
  • sour cream, to serve
  • small coriander sprigs, to serve


Beef soft shell tacos
  • 1
    In a large saucepan, heat oil on high. Brown beef 3-4 minutes, stirring. Add seasoning mix and cook 1 minute, stirring.
  • 2
    Stir in tomatoes and water. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Add capsicum and onion. Reduce heat to low. Simmer gently, covered, 4-5 minutes until beef and vegetables are tender.
  • 4
    Top heated tortillas with cucumber, beef, sour cream and coriander. Wrap to serve.


You could also add sliced tomato, avocado and grated cheese. Store: this beef filling is perfect for freezing in an airtight container for 2-3 months.

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