Beef Tacos

  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    30 minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Ideal for
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q
    • pulse


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 400g can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Taco shells
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To serve

  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • Cheddar cheese, grated


Step 1
Place the pan on the Q grill and preheat for 10 minutes.

Step 2
Add the oil, onion and garlic, close the lid and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened.

Add the cumin, paprika and chilli and stir into the onion.

Step 3
Add the mince, breaking up with a spoon or spatula, close the lid and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned.

Step 4
Add the crushed tomatoes and season to taste. Close the lid and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Step 5
In the last minute add the taco shells to the grill and heat for 30 seconds each side.

Step 6
Spoon the beef mixture into the taco shells and top with lettuce, chopped tomato and cheese. For added flavours you can also use avocado, sour cream and salsa.