Easy, Spicy Tacos with Lime Mayo that You Can’t Get Enough of…

This is one of those recipes that is so tasty that you’ll need to make extra as everyone will want seconds. You can make a meaty and a veggie version and I encourage you to play with the spice combos to find your personal, perfect taco. If you want to keep it super simple, just buy a readymade taco spice mix in a packet and use that instead.

Ingredients

Taco Filling (makes about 6 tacos):

  • 500g mince (beef, pork, turkey, quorn or TVP)
  • 1 medium white onion chopped in to small pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped (or use garlic puree from tube.)
  • 2 tbsps tomato puree
  • 2 tbsps smoked paprika
  • 2-3 tbsps soya sauce
  • 2-3 tbsps maple syrup

The Accessories:

  • 1 packet of small tortilla wraps
  • 1 gem lettuce
  • small bowl of mayonnaise
  • 2 limes
  • small block of mature cheddar cheese (grated)

To Cook the Meat:

BUT WAIT… before you start cooking the meat, make the Lime Mayo by adding the juice of half the lime to the mayonnaise in the bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.

  • fry the mince in a large frying pan and drain off the fat if necessary
  • add the chopped onion and garlic and fry for another 2-3 minutes
  • add the smoked paprika (or half a packet of taco mix if you are using that) and let it cook for 1 minute to release the spices
  • add the tomato paste, soy sauce and maple syrup and stir through to evenly coat the meat and caramelize a little
  • add salt and pepper to taste
Spicy Taco with Lime Mayo

The Grand Assembling:

  • take a tortilla and lie it flat on a plate
  • smear the tortilla with some lime mayo
  • lie a lettuce leave on the tortilla to make a little ‘boat’
  • fill the lettuce boat with your spicy meat
  • squeeze a little lime juice on to the meat
  • top with grated cheddar cheese
  • wrap ‘n’ roll and enjoy!

TIPS:

  • If you like your tacos with a bit of a kick, add 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper to the meat at the same time as the smoked paprika
  • If you have some lettuce left over, chop it up and add some chopped pineapple (from a tin) and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. You can add this to your taco as well or have as a side dish.

Camp Quirky – Yay!

I’ll be cooking this recipe at Camp Quirky from 10th May to 13th May. Come and say hello if you are there!

Check out Camp Quirky https://www.quirkycampers.co.uk/campervan-festival/

Does Your Campervan ‘Talk’ to You?

OK, I know that sounds a bit weird but I’m not talking about the van actually saying good morning to you when you wake up (although that would be just brilliant),  I mean communication in subtle ways. Because I swear that our van ‘Big Red’ is telling us what he wants and what he doesn’t want as we continue to convert it. Let me explain…

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Well, I had some interesting answers to my ‘what’s your most useful camping accessory?’ competition and I was surprised at how many of you said that your dog or your partner was your favourite  accessory! Not sure how I would feel about being a camping accessory but I get that it was said with luv. Anyway, the winner of my camping accessory competition is…

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Winner of my ‘Most Useful Camping Accessory’ Competition

QUEST FOR A NEW CAMPERVAN: Good Progress at the New Forest DIY Van Converters Meetup

Yay, good news at last! We made some really good progress on converting our Vivaro campervan,  ‘Big Red’, at a DIY campervan converters meetup in the New Forest in March. We had been feeling stuck for a while but, with the help of the Dorset/Hampshire/Sussex Self-Build Get Together Facebook group, we were able to get some of the more scary things done like, putting a solar vent in the roof and cutting a hole in the side of the van for the hook-up panel. And the great thing is that this has now given us the confidence to try more of the DIY work ourselves and we can see how to do some of the trickier parts as we have our ‘converters eye’ switched on now.

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Win the Spring Edition of Campervan Magazine: What is Your Favourite Camping Accessory?

Well, it looks like I have subscribed twice to Campervan magazine this year (senility is a terrible thing!). So I now have the spring edition to give away as the prize in my new competition – ‘What is the best camping accessory that you have found?’. Just let me know in a comment or by email and I’ll post the magazine to the winner. Intrigued to see what you come up with…

You can email your answer to thecampercookie@gmail.com