This beef taco recipe comes from Rick’s new book, The Road to Mexico. Inspired by a trip to Mercado 20 de Noviembre – a traditional food market in Oaxaca that specialises in grilling meat over hot coals.

Rick says: “You get the onions grilled along with the beef or pork, and then you sit at long white, Formica-topped tables with a pile of tortillas to make ever-varying combinations of the chewy but well-flavoured beef that tastes of fire, the guacamole, onion and chilli.”

Watch Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico on Tuesday nights at 9pm on BBC 2 and discover more of the vibrant dishes from his journey through California and Mexico on our one day cookery course.

Happy cooking!

Recipe from © Rick Stein The Road to Mexico, BBC Books, 2017

Photo © James Murphy

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