River’s Kitchen – tasty tacos

11-year-old River-Blue is an aspiring chef. Each month, he will be sharing one of his own original recipes. This month, he is bringing you some quick and tasty tacos!
Tasty tacos (serves 4)


• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 750g minced beef
• 1 large onion, finely chopped
• 1 pack of taco spice mix (the shop-bought taco spice mixes are really good, and great value for money!)
• 1 tbsp tomato puree
• 1 small tin of chopped tomatoes
• 12 tacos

For the toppings

  • Guacamole
  • Diced tomato
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Grated cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream


  1. In a pan, gently heat the olive oil, and fry the onion until golden brown
  2. Add the mince, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Drain any excess liquid from the pan
  4. Stir your spice mix into the mince
  5. Add the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes, and cook for another few minutes
  6. Fill each taco with spoonfuls of mince and add the toppings of your choice
  7. Enjoy!
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