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It’s Great British Beef Week (23-30 April) and we have teamed up with Ladies in Beef to share one of our favourite ways to use lean thin cuts of beef, and that’s in tacos. Covered in delicious Cajun seasoning and gently fried, it makes one of the best taco toppings, with all the usual fixings to go with it.
These Cajun Steak Tacos are an easy weeknight meal to impress and ready in under 15 minutes.
Tacos, tacos, tacos! Oh how we love tacos! Little bready disks piled high with all our favourite toppings. What’s not to love? One of our favourite guests at Taco Tuesday are these Cajun Steak Tacos. Not only are they a crowd pleaser but they are super simple and quick to make. Making them perfect for a dinner with friends.
What makes them really quick to cook, is using a thin cut of beef. It keeps the tacos healthy, still full of lean protein, and quick. Whilst we love slow cooked shredded beef tacos, sometimes we just don’t have time to make those, so these are the perfect weeknight alternative and a good way to celebrate Great British Beef Week.
Eating 70g of cooked red meat five times a week is great as part of a healthy balanced diet. To keep your portion sizes in check, a typical 70g portion of cooked meat is roughly the amount that would fit into the palm of an adult hand.
Great British Beef Week is back for the 8th year and this recipe is here to show you that beef can play a role in a healthy balanced diet. As you know, nothing is off limits to us, it’s just about finding lighter ways to incorporate our favourite things, including red meat.
Tacos are a weekly thing in our house and beef tacos are our favourite.
When it comes to beef, we are all about the thin lean cuts (which are perfect for tacos, when you want to save space for all the other fillings too). Not only are they quick to cook, but they provide a lean source of protein, iron and eight essential vitamins and minerals. Light and lean tacos are where it is at!
Beef is a significant provider of protein and is naturally low in sodium and contribute towards good health and wellbeing.
Thin cuts of beef are no more than 5mm thick and because they are so quick and easy to cook, they are good to use in things like sandwiches, wraps and pasta dishes for a super quick and lean meal. They are so versatile and hopefully you have tried our Spicy Steak and Roasted Potato Salad with Chermoula Dressing already and you will give these Cajun Steak Tacos a try next.
Great British Beef Week is organised by Ladies in Beef – an organisation of female beef farmers who care passionately about British beef. It runs from 23 to 30 April and is all about encouraging the British public to celebrate the quality and versatility of this delicious and natural protein source.
We are big supporters of British food and we love supporting women in business too, so this is a campaign that we can totally get behind. Why don’t you join in with Great British Beef week too and make a tasty meal using thin cuts of beef. Share it on social media using the hashtag #GreatBritishBeefWeek too. You can follow Ladies In Beef on Facebook too.
Beef is so versatile and quick to cook with a thin cut, that it makes the perfect addition to a week night meal. No longer reserved for a treat at the weekend when you have hours to cook – this hearty and healthy meal is ready in under 15 minutes minutes.
We decided to deviate a little away from the traditional Mexican flavours that you would usually find in tacos and put a Cajun twist on them. I fell in love with Cajun food when I was in New Orleans a few years ago and have been finding ways to sneak the flavours in to our meals ever since.
The Cajun seasoning for this is so easy to make yourself, with ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard.
Here is how to make Cajun Steak Tacos
Cajun Steak Tacos
- 2 100g Thin cut beef steaks
- 0.5 tsp Garlic powder
- 0.5 tsp Paprika
- 0.25 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 0.5 tsp Onion powder
- 0.5 tsp Dried oregano
- 0.5 tsp Dried thyme
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 4 Tortillas
- 1 Red pepper
- 1 Green pepper
- 1 Medium onion
- Salsa, Guacamole and Slaw to serve
- Mix together the spices and sprinkle over both sides of the steak. Make sure the whole steak is covered.
- Thinly slice the peppers and onion.
- In a pan heat half the oil and add the peppers and onions and gently cook for around 5 minutes until softened and put in a bowl and set aside.
- Add the rest of the oil to the pan and add the steak and cook for 2 minutes each side for a medium steak.
- Slice the steak and serve with the vegetables, salsa, guacamole and slaw in a soft tortilla.
Do you want to try more recipes like these Cajun Steak Tacos? Try these…
Spicy Steak and Roasted Potato Salad with Chermoula Dressing
Crispy Prawn Tacos
Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Spicy Lentil Tacos
Chipotle Butternut Squash and Black Bean Tacos
Crab and Avocado Tacos
Jamaican Jerk Meatballs