South African musician and food lover J’Something enjoys tucking into a taco and has created a special recipe for Castle Milk Stout.
The Mexican equivalent of a sandwich, tacos are a hard or soft tortilla wrapped around a spicy filling. Americans are said to eat more than 4.5 billion tacos each year. While no statistics exist for
“This is the perfect dish to create at home for a crowd of friends – they can even assemble their own,” said J’Something.
Chilli Beef Tacos by J'Something
If J'Something cooked it, we know it's good! Tacos are the perfect weekend party food to be shared with friends. Plus, Mexican food is always festive!
For the tacos:
- 2 Tbsps. olive oil
- 700g ground beef mince
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1Tbsp. peri-peri powder
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 250ml Castle Milk Stout
- 250ml beef stock
- 1 can (410g) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (410g) butter beans
- 1 can (400g) black beans
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- Salt and ground black pepper, to season
- 12 Taco shells
For the salsa:
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 onion, finely diced
- Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
- 1 small red chilli, de-seeded and finely sliced
- Juice of 1-2 limes
- 250ml sour cream, for serving
- 150g cheddar cheese, grated
- In a large pot over a medium high heat, heat oil, add onions and garlic and sauté until softened.
- Add cumin, peri-peri powder, cayenne pepper and cinnamon and cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring.
- Add mince and cook for a further 7-8 minutes until meat has browned, stirring occasionally.
- Add Castle Milk Stout to the pot along with beef stock, diced tomatoes and juices from the can.
- Bring to a low simmer then cover with a lid and simmer for 30-45 minutes until beef is very tender.
- Add drained beans, brown sugar and season with salt and pepper and cook for a few more minutes.
- Keep warm over a low heat while preparing the salsa.
- Dice tomatoes, onion, coriander and chilli and mix together in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper and the lime juice.
- Serve chilli spooned into tacos, topped with salsa, sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.