Chipotle beef tacos


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Chipotle beef tacos

Chipotle beef tacos. Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Smoky, southern flavours take on taco night for the ultimate in quick and delicious dinners.


  • 454 g lean ground beef

  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • fresh pepper

  • 8 small corn tortillas

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup smoked cheddar, grated

  • lettuce, optional

  • tomatoes, optional


  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Crumble in ground beef and cook until no pink remains, 4 to 5 min. Add chipotles in adobo sauce, garlic, cumin and salt. Season with fresh pepper. Cook for 3 more min.

  • MICROWAVE tortillas until warm, 30 sec. Scoop beef mixture into warm tortillas. Divide sour cream, green onion and smoked cheddar among tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 381, Protein 28g, Carbohydrates 20g, Fat 21g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 474mg.
Excellent source of vitamin B12.

Wine Pairings

Chipotle beef tacos

Smoky beef tacos Pair it with: A sturdy yet elegant shiraz. Extremely food-compatible and vibrant, this spicy, black-cherry-focused shiraz certainly has the heft to stand up to this intensely spiced dish, and it does so with considerable panache. Top pick: Evans & Tate Metricup Road Shiraz, Australia, $23.