Lime and chilli beef tacos

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 
8 minutes
Cooking time: 
15 minutes


500g (18oz) lean British beef mince
½ red chilli, finely chopped
3 tbsp beef stock
2 limes, zest and juice
1-2 tbsp fish sauce
1 Little Gem lettuce, leaves separated
8 taco shells


1 Warm a large, non-stick frying pan over a high heat and fry the mince until browned, stirring occasionally.

2 Add the chilli and stock to the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the lime zest, juice and fish sauce.

3 Pile spoonfuls of the beef with the lettuce leaves into the taco shells and serve with tomato salsa, or soured cream and lime wedges.

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