A sure hit at the fiesta lunch or dinner, this healthy and versatile taco bowl can be filled in with vegetables and meat of your choice. This recipe uses minced beef and fresh lettuce, its served up with spicy salsa and a touch of fat free yogurt.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven) Gas Mark 4. Halve 6 filo sheets to make 12 smaller rectangles. Roughly brush oil over them all, then scatter with the cumin and sesame seeds. Haphazardly sandwich the pastry sheets in stacks of 3 to make 4 finished pieces.
Space 4 big heat-proof mugs or bowls on baking sheets, and cover each with a stack of pastry, oiled side down. Press the pastry down around the sides to make an upturned bowl shape, and any excess can sit flat on the baking sheet to make a ‘lip’.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is really crisp and golden on the outside. Very carefully lift off the bowls/mugs, and upturn onto a baking sheet. The inside pastry is probably not crisp yet so return to the oven for 5 minutes more, or until done. Leave to cool.
When you’re ready to eat, brown the mince with the spice sachet in a non-stick frying pan – breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon as you go. When it’s brown and getting crispy, upturn the filo taco bowls onto plates. Divide the shredded lettuce, black beans and spicy mince between the bowls, then top with salsa, yogurt, a little cheese, some jalapenos and a few pumpkin seeds.