TACOS BY MY HEART with Homemade Salsa

Tacos with homemade Salsa Tacos with homemade Salsa

I LOVE Mexican food! It doesn’t matter if I am in Southern California (with countless Taco shops, one better than the other) or at home in cool Germany (zero Taco shops) – there are times when I am cooking & eating so much Mexican food that I think I must to be half Mexican, obviously I`m not – but that doesn’t  does not stop a fresh salsa from making my day (especially in the summertime)! Tacos by my heart, because a part of my heart feels Mexican. Check out the recipe for delicious beef tacos (“Carne Asada”) and homemade Salsas (Aguacate & Pico de Gallo) – maybe you fall in love with Mexican food too!


For the meat:

  • 500 g steak meat
  • Salt & pepper
  • Ground coriander
  • Chili & paprika powder
  • Cumin

For the beans:

  • 1 large can of kidney beans
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Ground coriander
  • Some salt
  • 1 bay leaf

Toppings: Radish, fresh coriander, diced avocados, sliced jalapeños.

Taco Dirty To Me.

Carne Asada Tacos

Note: In Mexico diced beef tacos are called “Carne Asada”.

Salsa Aguacate

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lime
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 200 ml water
  • Some salt

Finely chop the garlic clove & onion. Fry both in a pan without oil on medium heat until first brown spots appear. Put the avocado, garlic & onions in a mixer. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime, season with salt and add some water. Blend everything to a smooth avocado-salsa.

Salsa Pico De Gallo

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 jalapeños (canned)
  • Fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper
  • Some ground coriander & cumin

Chop the tomatoes, onions & garlic and fill in a medium-size bowl. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, ground coriander & lime juice. Add the vinegar and sliced jalapeños; stir well and let the salsa sit for about 15 minutes.


  1. Start by preparing the beans. Finely chop 1 onion & garlic clove and fry in some olive oil. Add the seasoning: Cumin, coriander, chili powder, bay leaf and tomato paste. Pour in 200 ml of water, stir and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the beans and heat them for a couple of minutes – and put aside.
  2. Next, cut the meat into small cubes and fry in some olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, paprika,chili, cumin & coriander.
  3. Fill the tacos with beans & carne asada. Top with salsa, diced avocados, radish. As a finish, sprinkle some fresh coriander and squeeze some fresh lime.