Clean Eating

Makings of Taco night

We love tacos and they make great leftovers also. The nice things about tacos if you can play with it how you see fit. We like to do tacos almost once a week. It is an easy meal to throw together. Some of our favorites are chicken tacos, turkey tacos, pork tacos, or even beef tacos. They can be great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can serve them on lettuce, in paleo friendly tortilla, plantain chips, or even on sweet potatoes.

If grass-fed beef is not on sale, then I will pick up organic ground turkey at my Costco which goes for about $4.99/lb here. Otherwise we will get a pork shoulder/butt and make shredded pork and can use some of that meat during the week for pork tacos. From time to time we will do chicken tacos, but not often. Just not something my kiddos are huge fans of. They would rather have grilled chicken or chicken and bone broth gravy.

For the beef and turkey tacos we season them the same. Try making your own seasoning, it is simple and better than buying the packets.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 lbs of meat
  2. 1 tsp oregano
  3. 1 tsp thyme
  4. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  5. ground cracked pepper
  6. 2 tbsp cumin
  7. 2 tbsp chili powder
  8. cayenne pepper – dash
  9. paprika – couple dashes
  10. onion – optional

Heat pan add a little avocado oil or coconut oil and chopped onion if using. While I brown the meat I had 1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp thyme and cracked pepper. Once the meat is cooked I leave the juices in the pan and add in the remaining ingredients and bring it to a slight simmer for a few minutes to allow seasoning to mix in. If you don’t have enough meat juices then you can add in a little bit of water.

Now incorporate how you want to serve it.

Toppings are endless, but here are a few of my favorites:

  1. Salsa
  2. Guacamole
  3. Mango
  4. Romain lettuce with broccoli slaw
  5. Sweet Potato
  6. Plantain chips – nacho style
  7. Tortilla using Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour (Review coming soon)
  8. Tessemae’s Southwestern Ranch for dressing instead of using a taco sauce.

Keep it simple…Keep it clean and wholesome!

From our taco style to yours…Cheers

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