Mini Tacos

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A fun weekend dinner for the kids or even a great addition to the lunchbox for those who like to build their own lunch. 


  • 500g mince beef, veal or chicken
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning*
  • 1/2 cup passata
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 tortilla wraps
  • Muffin tray upside down
  • For serving: chopped bell pepper, grated cheddar, guacamole or mashed avo



  1. In a little olive oil soften the onion, then add the garlic and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add the mince on high heat and while it is browning, sprinkle the taco seasoning. 
  3. Once the mince is cooked, add the passata tomato sauce and the water. lower the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes until it reduces. Then remove from heat
  4. Cut tortilla wrap in circles using a metal can or cup. (you can warm the wrap for 10 seconds in the microwave to make it more flexible)
  5. Spray each side of the circles with a spray of oil mist and place folded in the spaces of the upside down muffin tray
  6. Cook them in a preheated oven at 180degC for about 10 minutes or until brownish.
  7. Once the mini taco shells are cool, serve with small portions of meat, cheese, chopped veg and mashed avocado. or whatever additions you fancy.

*Taco seasoning (very mild)

If you don't have this you can make your own by mixing the following:

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/ tsp salt and pepper

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