1. First make the mango salasa – combine all ingredients in a small bowl and put aside
  2. To make the green sauce – whiz all the ingredients in a food processor, season and put aside
  3. Prepare the tacos – in a small bowl mix together the avocado, lime and season. In a separate bowl combine the remanding vegetables
  4. Heat a griddle pan on a high heat till smoking. Season the beef with a little olive oil, salt and pepper then place it on the griddle pan. Cook the beef for about 2 ½ mins the flip and cook for a further 2 ½ minutes. Prod with your finger, if soft it’s rare, if bouncy medium rare – cook to your preference. Take off the heat and leave to rest for 3 minutes, then finally slice.
  5. While the beef is resting heat up your tortilla. We either whack ours on a hot pan or straight on the top of the Aga. Once slightly toasted take off and place on plates or wooden board. First spread the avocado mixture on tortilla, then add the salad mixture and a little tomato salsa, then arrange the slices of fillet of beef. Finish by sprinkling over the mango salsa, green sauce, crumbled cheese and coriander.


Tip – if making for numbers at a party, use a round cookie cutter to cut out smaller tortilla rounds rather than having huge ones.

Shopping List

  • 1 mango – diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • small bunch coriander – finally chopped
  • Small bunch mint – finally chopped
  • 1 red chilli – deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tin tomatillos (approx 8 toms)
  • 1 large ancho chilli
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 spring onions – roots and green leaves removed
  • juice and zest of one lime
  • small bunch coriander
  • 500g fillet of beef
  • pack of 8 tortillas – corn or wheat
  • half red cabbage – shredded
  • little gem lettuce – shredded
  • few radishes – finally sliced
  • red chilli – finally sliced
  • coriander or if you can get micro coriander for decoration
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • tomato salsa either bought or if making – tomatoes, red onion, coriander, salt and pepper
  • mexican cheese crumbled (or can use a hard goats cheese finally crumbled)
  • salt and pepper