• Make up your own menu for unexpected guests from this deliciously simple recipe – a gourmet meal in a flash doesn’t come easier than this.

    Easy tacos

    Serves: 6
    Total Time: 40 mins


    • 6 tomatoes, diced
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) avocado oil
    • 1 white onion, finely chopped
    • 800g minced beef
    • 1 x 410g tin red kidney beans, drained
    • 2 packets taco seasoning mix
    • 125ml (½ cup) water
    • 3 avocados
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • Tabasco sauce, to taste
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 12 corn taco shells
    • 300g mature cheddar, grated
    • ½ crisp lettuce, shredded
    • ready-made chilli sauce, to serve (optional)
    • cucumber ribbons, to serve



    Preheat the oven to 180°C.


    Combine the tomatoes and red onion to form a salsa and set aside.


    Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the white onion and fry lightly. Add the mince and beans, and brown. Add the seasoning mix and water. Cook for about 30 minutes. Keep warm.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com