Taco Seasoning

Tacos and Mexican food is often thought of as fattening and unhealthy. But with this recipe you can have a flavour filled meal which is Mexican inspired, delicious, higher in fibre with the addition of beans and lower in fat with less lean mince.

Vegetairan tacos

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients for Taco Mince

  • 1 tsp of chilli powder
  • 2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 onion
  • 1 handful of coriander
  • 2 tbs of reduced salt tomato paste
  • 300 grams of premium lean mince
  • 1 can of butter beans or kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Oil spray


  1. Pan fry the onion with the oil spray.
  2. Add in the mince and spices and pan fry until browned on the outside.
  3. Add in the tomato paste and beans and water.
  4. Cook for around 10 minutes until water has reduced.
  5. Once cooked add in the chopped coriander.

To keep the meal lower in fat use reduced fat sour cream or natural yoghurt, chopped tomatoes, grated carrot and lettuce or leafy greens as your sides. Add minimal cheese.

Around 350 kJ per serve (not including tacos or sides)

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."