Caramelos (Cheese Tacos)

Tacos are the secret national dish and essential to the Mexican cuisine. Among the thousands of variations you can find our favourites here.


for 2 people

  • ¼ head of white or red cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Coriander or parsley
  • Pickled or fresh jalapeños
  • 3 limes
  • 200g minced meat (beef or pork)
  • Olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika
  • Cheese that melts easily
  • 4-6 small flour or corn tortillas
  • Sour cream / crème fraîche
  • Hot sauce (Tabasco, Cholula, etc.)

Step 1: Prepare the side dishes in small bowls

Cut the cabbage into thin strips. Cut the onion and tomatoes into small cubes, and mix in the chopped coriander / parsley. Cut the jalapeños into small pieces. Halve the limes.

step 2: prepare meat

Heat some olive oil in a frying pan, fry and season the minced meat.

step 3: Prepare the tortillas

Cover half of each tortilla with cheese and heat in a non-stick pan until the cheese has melted.

step 4: top the caramelos

Topp the caramelos with meat and the side dishes of your choice, add the various sauces and drizzle with lime juice.