Pounded Yam and Beef Tacos: A Delicious African Twist

Pounded Yam and Beef Tacos: A Delicious African Twist

Slow-Cooked Spicy Tomato Beef in Pounded Yam Taco Shells

Welcome to a culinary adventure with African Food Box, where we artfully blend traditional African flavours with global favourites! Today's special is the beloved taco, but with an irresistible African twist. Introducing our Pounded Yam and Tomato Beef Tacos – a fusion that marries the comforting taste of slow-cooked spicy tomato beef with the innovative flair of pounded yam taco shells. In just 35 minutes, prepare to dazzle your guests with this unique and delightful fusion dish. Perfect for a quick dinner or as the centrepiece of your next gathering, these tacos showcase the versatility and
depth of African cuisine.

Yields: 6-8 Servings
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes


Taco Shells:

  • 250g Pounded Yam (one wrap)
  • 1 cup Flour (plus extra for dusting)

Shredded Beef Filling:

  • 1/2 tray of African Food Box Tomato Beef Stew
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp Parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp Onion, chopped


  1. Prepare the Taco Shells: Mix pounded yam with flour to form a pliable dough. Roll it out thinly and cut into circles.
  2. Cook the Filling: Warm the African Food Box Tomato Beef Stew, and let it cook for an additional 15 minutes.
  3. Shred the Beef: Transfer the beef to a bowl and shred with a fork.
  4. Fry the Tacos: Fry the taco shells lightly until crispy. Add shredded mozzarella cheese to each shell and allow it to melt slightly.
  5. Assemble the Tacos: Spoon the shredded beef mixture into each taco shell. Top with additional shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped onions, and parsley for extra flavour.
  6. Serve: Enjoy these hot, flavour-packed tacos, garnished with additional parsley or your favourite taco toppings for an extra zing.

With our Pounded Yam and Beef Tacos, you're not just savouring a meal; you're embarking on a fusion of culinary worlds. These tacos blend the rich heartiness of African cooking with the playful, familiar format of a Mexican classic. Dive into more creative and tantalising recipes with African Food Box – where every dish is a journey of flavours!


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