February 25, 2014

Taco Tuesday

Ladies & Gentleman... Meet my new favorite paleo dinner. And, it's so easy! I was hoping this would turn out well but wasn't sure what the end product would be. Here's what I did to serve two:

1 pkg. ground turkey or beef
1 green pepper, sliced
1/8 red onion, diced
salsa (homemade or jarred)
seasonings (See below.)

Brown the meat using equal amounts of the following two groups of seasonings (Use about 1 tsp. of group #1 and 1/2 tsp. for group #2):
1. cumin, chili powder, paprika
2. garlic powder, onion powder
Using a slotted spoon, take the meat out of the pan and put it in a covered dish to keep it warm. Then, sautee the peppers in the juice and seasonings from the meat until they're soft.

And, you're done! Adapted from GreenLiteBites and SkinnyTaste.com  You will not notice any difference from non-paleo tacos, except that you're eating clean. :)

Optional additions:
tomato, avocado, guacamole, cilantro, crushed red pepper, chopped bell peppers, onions, salsa

4/10/2014 Update: Here's another spin on the at-home paleo Mexican food idea... Plantain Chip Nachos
  • Trader Joe's Plantain Chips
  • 80/20 Ground Beef seasoned the same way as the turkey above
  • Roasted Garlic Salsa (store-bought)
  • Guacamole (Recipe Book under Miscellaneous)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Optional Additions: olives, bell peppers, onions, red onions, jalapenos
  • Time-savers:
    • Chop the lettuce ahead of time and store in an air-tight container until dinner (up to 4 days before)
    • Chop the tomato(es) ahead of time and store in an air-tight container (up to 4 days before)
    • Make the guacamole ahead of time (up to 2 days before)
    • Chop other toppings ahead of time and store in an air-tight container.

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