Sometimes, at the end of a busy day, all we have the energy to whip up for dinner is a bland sandwich, and if we’re feeling crazy, we might even toast it. But spicing up that boring dinner might be easier than we realise. Steak tacos are packed with flavour and nutrients and take as much time to prepare as a ham and cheese toastie.

IngredientNumber of ServingsPricePrice per Serving
Old El Paso Soft Taco Shells12 €3.29€0.27
SuperValu Fresh Irish Sirloin Steak2€5.50€2.75
Old El Paso Paprika & Garlic Seasoning Mix for Tacos 12€1.75€0.15
1 Avocado2€1.35€0.68
1 Lime 2€0.55€0.28
Old El Paso Mild Thick & Chunky Salsa12€3.19€0.27
I Love Sea Salt 102€4.99€0.05
I Love Pepper51€4.99€0.10

Total: €25.61

Total Per Serving: €4.55

Equipment Needed

–          Cooking hob

–          1 Pan or Pot

–          Knife and chopping board

–          Spatula

– Microwave (preferable)

–         Cutlery 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes.


The Steaks:

  1. Season raw steaks with the taco seasoning mix.
  2. Turn on the hob to a high heat.
  3. Pour a dash of oil into the pan and let it heat up.
  4. Fry streaks in the pan to your preference (Rare/Medium-rare/Well done)
  5. Once cooked, remove from the pan and slice into thin strips.
  6. Re-season cut steak with a taco seasoning mix.

The Guacamole:

  1. Cut avocado, remove the stone and skin and place it in a bowl.
  2. Use a fork to smash avocado into a smooth consistency in the bowl. 
  3. Cut and squeeze half of a lime into the bowl and mix.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. Heat taco shells for 30 seconds in the microwave 
  2. Assemble your tacos! 

Tips and Variations

  • Add washed mixed leaves to tacos for an extra bit of veg.
  • Sprinkle your favourite cheese on top.
  • Spice it up with some salsa or cool it down with some sour cream.

Storage and Leftovers

  • All cooked leftovers and ingredients should be stored in the fridge.
  • Leftover salsa and seasoning can be stored in the cupboard and used to spice up any meal.

And there you have it, a dinner that is a little different but just as easy as a ham and cheese toastie. Bon appétit!

Saoirse Wilson – Arts and Lifestyle Editor