Maple Glazed Beef Tacos (thin cuts) Maple Glazed Beef Tacos (thin cuts)

Maple Glazed Beef Tacos (thin cuts)

Try these Mexican-style tacos made with thin cut beef strips dusted in cayenne and served in taco shells with an avocado and beetroot salsa.

prep time
20 mins

cook time
10 minutes

serves
6 people

Ingredients

  • 350g/12oz thin cut beef steaks
  • 5ml/1tsp cayenne pepper
  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp maple syrup or runny honey
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • For the Avocado and Beetroot Salsa:
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, stoned, peeled and diced
  • ½ red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 small, cooked baby beetroots, peeled and finely diced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 large handfuls fresh watercress leaves, roughly chopped
  • 60ml/4tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  • 8 regular Taco trays or shells, warmed
  • Sour cream or low-fat crème fraiche or Greek yogurt, to serve
  • Sour cream or low-fat crème fraiche or Greek yogurt, to serve

Method

  1. To prepare the marinade; in a small bowl mix the cayenne pepper, maple syrup or honey, seasoning and oil.
  2. Brush the steaks with the cayenne mixture on both sides.
  3. To prepare the avocado and beetroot salsa; in a small bowl mix all the salsa ingredients together (except the sour cream, low-fat crème fraiche or Greek yogurt). Season. Spoon the salsa into the taco trays or shells.
  4. Cook the steaks in a preheated non-stick griddle pan on under a preheated moderate grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Cut into strips and position on top of the salsa.
  6. Serve the beef tacos with the sour cream or crème fraîche.

Tips:

If preferred use Tortilla wraps instead, roll up and cut into portions.