Who knew that on 5th May it's the Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo? This is a celebration primarily in the US and Mexico, but I'm not one to turn down a celebration - whatever the reason!
Both Sion and I love spicy food, but since his IBS diagnosis and subsequent dietary changes we have to re-invent some of our favourite foods so that we can continue to enjoy them. The main change we have adopted is cutting out wheat products and onions...making flour tortillas a thing of the past! Luckily though we have changed allegiance to beef tacos now (the corn tacos are on the allowed list).
This is a quick 20 minute cheat supper that is made even healthier by being served in little gem lettuce leaves rather than tacos - each serving comes in at under 450 calories.
BEEF TACOS - to serve 2 people
150g lean beef mince
1/2 packet Taco seasoning
For the salsa
3 spring onions
1 red sweet pepper
2 large tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato & chilli chutney (alternatively use 0.5 tbs of tomato puree, 0.5tsp fresh chilli & splash of water)
Salt & pepper
1/2 lime (optional)
2 little gem lettuces (leave separated, washed and excess water shaked off)
Plain or flavoured rice
Grated reduced fat cheese
Reduced fat sour cream, guacamole & whatever else you fancy!!
Start by boiling some water, pop crosses into your tomatoes and place in a bowl with the hot water covering them.
Dry fry your mince until browned, add the taco seasoning and water, stir and simmer until the sauce has reduced to a thick gravy consistency. Turn off the heat until you are almost ready to serve.
|This is just after I've added the water - let this simmer away to get good and thickened!|
Thinly slice the green parts of the spring onion (if you are not following the FODMAP principles of eating, use the white parts too)
Finely dice the pepper to get a roughly equal quantity to the onion
Carefully take the tomatoes out of the hot water. Peel, de-seed and roughly chop.
Put all the salsa ingredients into a dish and gently mix.
Warm through your beef mix, microwave your rice (I did say this was a cheat recipe!!), place everything in bowls for easy access, grab yourself a big old napkin for drips and tuck in!