Beef Tacos With Avocado Crema Beef Tacos With Avocado Crema

Beef Tacos With Avocado Crema | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Renée Drexler/The Props Image by: Jim Norton

Our Spicy Avocado Crema makes these tacos a little bit more exciting.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


Spicy Avocado Crema:
  • 1 avocado , pitted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers
  • pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Half large onion , chopped
  • 450 g lean ground beef
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon each smoked paprika and garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons each ketchup and water
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas
Toppings (optional):
  • Quartered cherry tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Matchsticked radishes
  • Chopped green onions


Spicy Avocado Crema: In food processor, purée together avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño peppers and salt until smooth.  

Beef: In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beef; cook, breaking up with spoon, until browned but not cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder and salt; cook, stirring, until beef is no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in ketchup and water until heated through and mixture is thickened, about 1 minute.

Spoon beef mixture over tortillas; garnish with toppings (if using) and serve with Spicy Avocado Crema. 

Test Kitchen Tip: No food processor? Mash the avocado in a bowl using a fork and stir in the remaining crema ingredients for a thicker sauce.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 948 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 30 g
  • Calories 567
  • Total fat 32 g
  • Potassium 807 mg
  • Cholesterol 77 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 42 g
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Beef Tacos With Avocado Crema