One of my favorite stores here in UK is TIGER which is a Scandinavian store with lots of fun and stylish products. One thing I particularly love about that store is the wide variety of spices they sell. Today I went to buy 3 different spices, dried basil, dried dill and of course the taco spice mix (1£/ each). This mix gave me the idea of making the super simple dish, tacos, as we say in Sweden. It is a tex mex inspired dish wish is easy to make and doesn't need to much effort or time.
500 g minced meat (I used beef)
4 big tomatoes, shopped2 onion, shopped
2 bell pepper, shopped
1/2 cup of sweet corn
dried basil, 1 tea spoon
lemon juice from 1 lemon
salt to taste
1 avocado, diced
3 table spoon olive oil
3 table spoon tomato puree
tortillas and tortilla chips
2 table spoon of tacos spice mix
1/2 cup of water
1- I began doing the salsa which is very simple as you simply chop the ingredients for the salsa and mix them. These are: tomatoes, 1 onion, parsley, 1 bell pepper and avocado. I added salt, lemon juice and dried basil and put it in the fridge.
2- Now for the tacos sauce, I simply fried the minced meat in some olive oil over medium heat until brown and crumbly. If the pieces are to big, you can break it up with a spoon. Then I added chopped veggies such as bell pepper, parsley, sweet corn and fried it for few minutes. Then added the tacos spice, salt, tomato puree and the water and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3- When the tacos sauce was done, I served it with the salsa, tortillas, chips and soured cream. It was very filling and tasty!
Usually in Sweden, we would chop up veggies such as: tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, sweet corn and put them in separate bowls and serve it with guacamole, soured cream, meat sauce, salsa sauce and of course grated cheese. I have spent many fun nights with friends doing this delicious yes simple dish :)
Another great recipe that I will shortly try out is the beef tacos recipe by allrecipes.co.uk. But if you don't like beef and prefer chicken instead, then I suggest that you make Jamie Oliver's Chicken Fajitas with homemade guacamole and salsa. It is absolutely tasty and great for a Friday night in front of a great movie :)