Tacos with Apples

Pump up the nutrition in this popular family meal using fresh apples and wholesome vegetables.


Tacos with Apples



  • 1-2 large grated, with skin, BC Tree Fruits apples
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp Mexican chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp chili flakes (can sub hot sauce)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (can sub pork)
  • ½ cup broth (vegetable, chicken or beef)
  • 213ml can of tomato sauce

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  • STEP 1

     Process all of the above in food processor until minced (do not puree).

  • STEP 2

    In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp canola oil, and sauté apple/veg mix on medium high for about 10 minutes until moisture has evaporated.

  • STEP 3

    Add spices and garlic to sautéed veggie mixture, heat through 1 minute.

  • STEP 4

    Crumble meat into skillet. Brown meat until no pink remains. Skim fat if necessary.

  • STEP 5

    Add tomatoes and broth, simmer taco meat until no liquid remains.

  • STEP 6

     Meanwhile assemble other taco fillings such as grated cheddar and sliced Iceberg lettuce.

  • STEP 7

    Adjust spices to your liking.

  • STEP 8

    Serve with crisp taco shells, flour tortillas, or over lettuce as a taco salad.