Five ingredient beef tacos

Minimum effort for max reward.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 6 hrs cooking
  • Serves 6
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With only five simple ingredients and the use of a slow cooker you can create these tasty tacos with little effort.


  • 1 kg piece beef chuck steak
  • 30 grams packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 baby cos lettuce
  • 12 mini flour tortillas (300g)
  • ½ cup (120g) sour cream
  • sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 1
    Heat a 5-litre (20-cup) slow cooker on LOW. Rub beef with seasoning mix and place in cooker. Pour 1 cup (250ml) water over beef; cook, covered, for 6 hours.
  • 2
    Remove beef from slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, shred meat coarsely using two forks. Discard half the liquid from cooker. Season remaining liquid to taste.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, trim and wash lettuce. Shred lettuce or leave whole.
  • 4
    Warm tortillas following packet directions. Serve lettuce and beef in tortillas, topped with sour cream and drizzled with a little of the cooking liquid. Season; serve.


Add grated cheddar in step 4, if you like.Serve with the chunky guacamole.Refrigerate beef mixture at the end of step 2 in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months; thaw in the fridge.

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