Recipe: Beef Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning


  • 500g grass fed Beef Mince
  • 1-2 tbsps* of Taco Seasoning (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 200g cheese, grated
  • 2 cups, lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1 avocado, mashed with a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 packet of taco shells or burrito wraps
  • 1 small tub of sour cream
  • 1 jar of salsa sauce
Taco Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp dried mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste)


  • Combine spices in a bowl and store in airtight jar ready for use.  Feel free to double recipe for more meals or give a jar to a friend as a gift.  Use 2-3 tbsp per 500g mince.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil to a frypan and bring to medium heat.  Add beef mince and stir until browned all the way through breaking up the lumps with your wooden spoon as you go.
  • Add taco seasoning and water to pan and continue stirring until cooked through and water absorbed.
  • Pre-heat oven to 180C whilst you are preparing other taco ingredients into individual bowls.
  • Place tacos in oven and heat through as per packet instructions.
  • For a fun family dinner, place all your bowls on a Lazy Susan in the middle of the table and let everyone create their own style of taco or burrito.
* 2tbsps of seasoning gives lots of flavour and may be a little too spicy for young kids. If serving to young kids who don’t like spicy food, use only 1tbsp or 1.5tbsps of seasoning.
About Alison Clinch
Alison Clinch has 20 years marketing experience gained in small and medium size business. She is especially passionate about supporting local communities, communications, and brand management. In her role with The Free Range Butcher Alison is responsible for the company’s branding, promotion, advertising and website. Her experience in the kitchen and passion for good food also brings refreshing new ideas for our recipe suggestions. Initially working alongside her husband Ben at the farmers markets, Alison is more ‘behind the scenes’ now, and keeping busy with two young apprentices’ / kids, Tom and Georgia.

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