Due to the fact that I try and stay away from grains and corn, I don’t make tacos too often. Lettuce cups are a good substitute for bread in most cases but they can be super messy and frankly, don’t really compliment the flavor of tacos all that well.
However, my good friends over at Must B Nutty gifted me a few packs of their delicious almond flour tortillas while I was at Paleof(x) and, given that I had a pound of grass-fed ground beef from US Welness Meats defrosting in my fridge, taco night sounded like the perfect idea. If you want to make your own tortillas, my cassava flour tortilla recipe can be found here and is also a great option!
Not only are these tacos super delicious, they aren’t complicated to make and you can get super creative with the garnishes and taco seasoning!
- 1 pound grass-fed beef (I order mine from US Wellness Meats)
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 1 tomato, diced & de-seeded
- 1 bunch cilantro
- ½ of a red onion, diced
- 1 jalapeño, diced & de-seeded
- 1 avocado, cut into ½ inch cubes
- ½ cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 1 tablespoon bacon fat or cooking fat of choice
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 lime, quartered
- 1 package of Must B Nutty tortillas or other grain-free tortilla
- Dice the tomato, a few tablespoons of cilantro, red onion, jalapeño, avocado and lettuce and set aside. These will be used as your garnish.
- Combine chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, coriander and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside.
- Dice the yellow onion and sauté on medium in 1 tablespoon of baking fat or other cooking fat. sauté until slightly browned and translucent.
- Add ground beef and spices and mash well so that it resembles taco meat.
- Cook until meat is fully cooked - no red visible. (The meat will taste very seasoned, this is okay! Once you combine it with the other ingredients it will even out the flavor).
- Place a few Must B Nutty tortillas in a dry pan and cook for a minute or so on each side until they are warm and slightly browned.
- Place tortillas on a plate and fold them gently in half.
- Place your meat in the tortillas and top with your garnishes & freshly squeezed lime.