Mexican Beef Soft Tortilla Tacos BBQ Recipe

Celebrity chef, author & restaurateur, Adrian Richardson, cooks Mexican Beef Soft Tortilla Tacos over Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes on highly rated TV show Good Chef Bad Chef.

Mexican Beef Soft Tortilla Tacos BBQ Recipe



  • 1 kg diced beef, rump steak
  • 6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded & finely chopped, or passata
  • 100g finely chopped onions
  • 1½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 6 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • scant tsp sugar, scant tsp salt
  • 500ml refried beans, 1 tin kidney bean, drained and fried in oil till crispy
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 6 limes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ bunch chopped parsley

To serve:

  • shredded lettuce
  • 80g butter
  • 12 tortillas
  • 100g coarsely chopped onions
  • 50g freshly grated tasty cheese
  • 4 jalapeño chilies, finely diced


Sauce Method:

In a pan, heat cayenne pepper, cumin, olive oil, diced beef on a high heat.

Add salt to taste. Slowly add garlic, onion, refried beans and add butter to taste.

Salsa Method:

In a bowl, mix red onion, avocado, lime juice, olive oil and herbs.

To serve:

Wrap cheese, meat and salsa together in a tortilla.

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