budget tacos

budget tacos

budget tacos

The best budget tacos to feed your family at the end of the month.

  • 30 mins
  • 4-6
  • Easy


  • olive or avocado oil, to drizzle
  • 400g beef mince
  • 1½ red onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 5ml paprika
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 410g tin kidney beans, drained
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 250ml hot beef stock
  • 6 slices white or brown bread
  • handful coriander, chopped


  1. Heat a splash of oil on high and fry the mince and ⅔ of the onion for about 10 minutes or until
    browned. Season.
  2. Add the paprika, carrots, beans, 2 of the tomatoes and stock. Cover, bring to a boil and cook for
    about 10 minutes or until saucy. Season.
  3. Roll the bread with a rolling pin until flat. Cut off the crusts and cut each into 4 triangles. Place on
    a tray and drizzle with oil. Bake under a hot grill for about 3 minutes or until toasted.
  4. Combine the remaining onion, remaining tomatoes and coriander. Season. Serve with the mince and ‘tacos’


Magazine issue date: April, 2019


About Margie Els-burger

Food Editor at Your Family - Margie Els-Burger won the 2018 Avo Ambassador as well as the Galliova Egg Champion. She also walked away with the 2019 ‘Galliova Food Writer of the year’ award! She is a sweet-oholic and equally loves exotic salts. Her superpower is raiding the fridge to whip up (and use up!) easy meals. If she’s not busy cooking up a storm and making food look pretty, you’ll find her out searching for new (and old!) restaurant gems - or hiding with a tin of caramel treat.