Speedy beef tacos

Speedy beef tacos

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Use leftover sauce from our Spaghetti Bolognese with salami & basil recipe to rustle up these speedy beef tacos

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal744
  • fat39g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre7g
  • protein35g
  • salt4.1g
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  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp sugar



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  • 100ml cider vinegar
  • 400g can black beans or kidney beans, drained
  • 3 tbsp chilli sauce
  • leftover Bolognese (see Bolognese recipe below, right)
  • 8 corn tortillas



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  • 1 little gem lettuce, shredded
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and cut into chunks



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  • 150g pot soured cream


  1. Quickly pickle the onion: put it in a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar and 1⁄2 tsp salt. Leave for 10 mins, then stir in the cider vinegar and leave to pickle for another 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, stir the beans and chilli sauce into the Bolognese and heat for 10-15 mins until piping hot. Add a little water if the mixture seems too thick.

  3. Heat the corn tortillas following pack instructions. Top with spoonfuls of the Bolognese, some pickled onions, lettuce, avocado and a dollop of soured cream.

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spindoctor's picture
12th Jan, 2019
Why is this called " Speedy Beef Tacos", when you are told to use 8 corn tortillas? Surely it should be called "Speedy Beef Tortillas"
Saize's picture
4th Oct, 2017
Great finger food. So simple and easy you make. Like a pick n mix....
15th Jan, 2016
Great & so easy! Go for it! A few alterations for us: - I replace salami by deli ham (better regarding salt & fat, in my view, but this needs to be checked) & I add it to the bolognese before keeping some for the tacos - I keep only 1/3 of the bolognese for these tacos, to which I add an extra 1/2 can kidney beans (the other 1/2 can is used in a Speedy minestrone from Feb.2014 for lunch the next day) - since we don't like spicy food (we're French!), I replace the chili sauce by 2-3 shots of Tabasco sauce
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