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Soft beef tacos with salsa

With smokey BBQ meat and tangy salsa these tacos are super as a quick and easy meal or served as part of a larger Mexican feast

25 mins
10 ingredients
$5 / person
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Soft beef tacos with salsa


Serves = 4

  • Beef tacos
  • 500g rump steak, visible fat and skin removed
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • ½ lemon or lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 can black beans,drain off liquid and rinse with water
  • 12 mini soft tortillas
  • Salsa
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ small red onion, ends and papery skin removed, chop finely
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

It’s this easy

  • In a bowl mix together the orange and lemon or lime juice, cumin and soy sauce.
  • Add the steak and marinate overnight if you can. If you don’t have that much time marinate it for as much time as you have.
  • Pre-heat the BBQ on high heat - you want to cook the steak quickly on a very hot surface.
  • To make the salsa, mix the chopped onion and vinegar. Let them sit while you cut the tomato. This will pickle the onions slightly. Add the tomatoes and mix well.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade and dry on a paper towel. Cook the steak for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked how you like it. Put the cooked steak on a plate and set aside while you heat the tortillas.
  • Warm the tortillas according to the directions on the packet. If you are short on time though you can warm them in the microwave.
  • Warm the black beans for 1 minute in the microwave.
  • Slice the steak into thin strips.
  • Serve the beef, salsa, beans and tortillas with your favourite hot sauce.
  • Assemble the tortillas one by one as you eat them.


  • For extra flavour add chopped coriander to the salsa and some chilli powder to the steak marinate.
  • For extra veggies, crunch, colour and flavour, mix together a bag of pre-cut coleslaw with the juice of a lime and serve with the tacos.
  • If you don't have a BBQ you can cook the steak in the frying pan or even the sandwich press
  • Can be made gluten free by choosing correct tortillas and soy sauce


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (2180kJ)
  • Protein (35.5g)
  • Total fat (15.0g)
  • Saturated fat (4.4g)
  • Carbohydrate (54.9g); Starch (47.0g), Sugars (7.9g), Added sugars (0.3g), Free sugars (0.3g)
  • Dietary fibre (11.6g)
  • Sodium (282mg)
  • Calcium (136mg)
  • Iron (6.9mg)


Contains: Gluten, Sesame, Soy, FODMAPs.
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