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Mexican Soft Tortilla Tacos, Spiced Beef, Salsa

This recipe is from episode 26 of Good Chef Bad Chef series 3.


  • Sauce

  • 1 kg diced beef, rump steak

  • 6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded & finely chopped, or passata

  • 100g finely chopped onions

  • 1-½ tsp dried oregano

  • ½ tsp finely chopped garlic

  • 6 tbsp red-wine vinegar

  • Scant tsp sugar

  • Scant tsp salt

  • 500 ml refried beans, 1 tin kidney bean, drained and fried in oil till crispy

  • 4 tbsp olive oil

  • 5 tsp red-wine vinegar

  • 80g butter

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • Shredded lettuce

  • 12 tortillas

  • 100 g coarsely chopped onions

  • 50 g freshly grated tasty cheese

  • 4 jalapeño chilies, finely diced

  • Salsa

  • 1 Avocados, diced

  • 4 tomatoes, diced

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 6 limes

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ bunch chopped parsley


  • 1.

    In a pan, heat cayenne pepper, cumin, olive oil, diced beef on a high heat.

  • 2.

    Add salt to taste. Slowly add garlic, onion, refried beans and add butter to taste.

  • Method Salsa:

  • 1.

    In a bowl, mix red onion, avocado, lime juice, olive oil and herbs.

  • 2.

    Wrap cheese, meat and salsa together in a tortilla.

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Posted by Report
Someone's made a boo-boo - there is no cayenne pepper in ingredients list but it's referred to in method. 2 recipes confused?
Posted by AmandaReport
Looked sooo nice on TV, but this recipe seems a bit incomplete. How long did Adrian cook the beef mixture for and what about the extra ingredients listed above, do they go in with the beef?