“Taco Tuesdays” may very well be one of the most popular food days of the week…everywhere! At first when I began eating clean/Paleo, I was bummed that one of my favorite cuisines would be less fun since dairy and rice are out of the diet. However, I found a way to make it fun again and perhaps even tastier. There are great substitutes for sour cream, cheese and grain tortillas, which are the best parts of any Mexican dish. I promise you that this is one meal you will thoroughly enjoy and you will forget that this is Paleo. And best of all, you won’t feel bloated or need a siesta after eating this.
Let’s get the fiesta started!
Ingredients for Ground Beef/Turkey Mix
- 5 lbs ground beef and 1.5 lbs ground turkey. (Ground turkey is optional, you can do this with all beef, I just find it to be a little lighter this way. To make this vegan, use beef substitute)
- 2 vine or heirloom tomatoes, chopped.
- 2 bell peppers (red and green), chopped.
- ½ large onion, diced.
- 4-5 tbsp smoked paprika
- 4 tbsp ground garlic
- 4 tbsp cumin
- 3 tbsp cilantro
- 3 tbsp coriander
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Additional ingredients, any of these can be optional:
- 1 bag riced cauliflower
- 1 bag of Siete brand grain free wraps or Siete tortilla chips
- Kite Hill “sour cream”
- Siete brand cashew “queso”
- Black olives
First, take a large pan and add oil of choice (I always use avocado oil). Once the oil is sizzling, add the diced onion, peppers and tomatoes and sauté. Once brown, add the ground meat/turkey and thoroughly cook. Add all the spices and let the flavor settle in. While this is happening, take a smaller pan and cook your cauliflower rice. I usually just add some paprika and onion. You don’t need to add much to the rice. Once the cauliflower rice is cooked, you can add with the cooked meat/turkey.
Serve with sour cream, guacamole, queso and wraps. Don’t have the wraps? Opt for a romaine lettuce wrap or simply make this a taco bowl.
Eat and enjoy without the bloating and angry stomach. Join the Taco Tuesday party, just make it Paleo!
Lisa A. Bloom resides in New York with her husband and three wonderful daughters. She graduated from the University at Albany with majors in English and Psychology and received her law degree from Hofstra University. When she isn’t working, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, writing, hot yoga and cooking Paleo. You can follow her on Instagram @Paleoworkingmama