TACO SALAD BOWLS
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These taco salad bowls are such a fun Mexican-inspired meal. Simple to make, filled with plenty of veggies and guaranteed to be a hit with kids!

Taco salad bowls with sour cream and coriander.

The salad alone is really delicious. You can omit the mince and have this as a vegetarian meal instead, if you prefer.

If you have tortillas left over, make more bowls and try other meals in them. Chicken Caesar salad would be a good one (skip the croutons), or give breakfast burrito bowls a go – fried potatoes, capsicum, scrambled egg, bacon and cheese are all good filling ideas.

 

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Taco salad bowls with sour cream and coriander.

TACO SALAD BOWLS

Keyword: BEEF, MAIN MEALS
Difficulty: Easy
Ready In: 35 minutes
Serves: 4

These taco salad bowls are such a fun Mexican-inspired meal. Simple to make, filled with plenty of veggies and guaranteed to be a hit with kids!

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Ingredients

TO SERVE

  • 4 jumbo tortillas
  • 100 g grated Colby cheese (3.5oz)
  • 1/2 cup lite sour cream (125ml)
  • 1 large handful fresh coriander

MINCE

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 500 g prime beef mince (1lb 2oz)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 400 g can Mexican flavoured tomatoes (14oz)

SALAD

  • 1 ear corn
  • 120 g baby cos lettuce (4.2oz)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 400 g can black beans in spring water, drained (14oz)

DRESSING

  • 1 large handful fresh coriander
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

Instructions

  1. MAKE TACO BOWLS

    Preheat oven to 180ºC (360ºF) fan bake. Warm tortillas in microwave for 20-30 seconds. Press inside four medium-sized oven-safe bowls. Bake for 7 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven and leave to cool.

  2. COOK MINCE

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot on medium-high. Add mince and cook until browned all over, breaking up into small pieces. Crumble in beef stock cube, then stir in tomato paste, cumin, garlic powder and paprika. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes, while you prepare the rest of the meal.

  3. MAKE SALAD

    Microwave corn in the husk for 4 minutes. Shred lettuce. Dice tomatoes and avocado. Finely dice onion. Remove corn from husk and carefully run a knife down the edges to remove kernels. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. MAKE DRESSING

    Roughly chop coriander. Place all dressing ingredients together in a jar and season with salt and pepper. Shake until well combined. Pour over salad and toss to combine.

  5. ASSEMBLE AND SERVE

    Season mince mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mince into taco bowls. Top with grated cheese, salad and sour cream. Finish with a sprinkle of coriander.

Recipe Notes

WINE MATCH: Try a Merlot. Beer is also a good option - go for a lager.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Replace regular tortillas with gluten-free tortillas. If you can’t find ones that are big enough, bake them flat until crisp and break over the meal rather than serving as a bowl. Choose a gluten-free stock cube.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: If you can’t find Mexican flavoured tomatoes, use regular crushed or diced tomatoes (you may need to add a touch of sugar to the mince mixture). You can use lemon juice instead of lime juice.
STORING AND REHEATING: Store serving ingredients, mince and salad separately. Mince can be reheated in the microwave. Assemble bowls just before serving.

 

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