Friday, 13 June 2014

Mexican Guacamole and Beef Wraps

You can not avoid it, whether you like it or not. At the moment it's football, on television, radio, in conversations and ... yes ... and food blogs, too. No worries, though, I will focus on the food here. 
Today we are concentrating on Mexico, although it would have been interesting to have some Dutch, Spanish or Cameroonian food. As you know, or maybe not, Mexican is one of my favourite cuisines and it ignited (not just because of the chillies) my interest for cooking in the first place.
Therefore, it's the only right thing to give you some Mexican food today and ... Guacamole and Beef Wraps it will be.

I show them unwrapped to you, so you get a better picture ... or was it just the fact I couldn't stand it any longer to wait to eat the food.

One ripe avocado
Juice of two limes
3-5 red chillies, finely chopped
3-5 cocktail tomatoes, quartered
2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
One small onion, finely chopped
Salt, pepper
Beef steaks
Olive oil
Wheat tortillas
Cheddar cheese
Fresh coriander, chopped up

First of all marinate the beef for at  least half an hour. Oh, yes, of course, with the following, the juice of one lime, a splash of olive oil, 1-2 garlic cloves, 2-3 red chillies, salt and pepper.
Then go for the guacamole. Spoon out the flesh from your avocado and mix it together with the remaining lime juice, chillies and garlic and while we are at it, the tomatoes and onion. Season according to your taste with salt and pepper.
Now, after the beef has marinated enough, cook the meat with some more olive oil in a pan. Leave to rest afterwards and cut into pieces.
If you haven't made fresh wheat tortillas for yourself, you need to heat them up a bit now. Spread some of the guacamole on each tortilla and add a few pieces of beef. Grate over some cheddar cheese and be generous with some fresh coriander.

Ready to eat. Fold it once and eat quickly or bother to wrap things up properly and eat. Don't forget to enjoy it. If it's too hot, you are too weak or you simply need to use less chillies.

Here we go again with Bloggers Around the World: World Cup 2014 Brazil.

Additionally I will send this post over to Karen's (Lavender and Lovage) Cooking with Herbs, which is hosted this month on Lancashire food.

Cooking with Herbs Lavender and Lovage


  1. Love mexican food and these wraps look very tasty, thanks for linking up to Cooking with herbs

    1. Thank you, it's always a pleasure to cook with herbs. It's only a shame my coriander doesn't look that good anymore right now.

  2. BEAUTIFUL recipe and I DO love this kind of spicy food and casual food too! Such glorious photos too Chris, you are the master of weaving words and I LOVE your write up here as well! Karen xxx

    1. Thank you very much, Karen. I don't know, how I am doing it myself. Words just flow.

  3. I love avocado, and even better with beef! I love chilli and your guaccamole sounds deliciously spicy! :)

    1. That sounds like this is just perfect for you, then.

  4. I am trying to convert my boyfriend to avocado - he loves wraps so this might be a good start! Looks delicious!

    1. If you care to bother, you could even puree the guacamole. Maybe that would help even more.

  5. I adore anything wrapped in soft tortilla... these are gorgeous!

    1. I fully agree with you here. After all, why should I not.


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