Paleo Tacos


Yes, there is an endless supply of Paleo blogs and recipes, and subsequently, there is likely an abundance of Paleo taco recipes. But, this one I've come across more than once, loved it both times, and didn't realize it was the same recipe until literally about 10 seconds ago. So in spite of the plethora of information on the www, I've gravitated towards this one enough times to share with you. Here's why:

1. The taco seasoning is the best. Now you can toss these things that have been sitting in your pantry for about 10 years:

The ingredients list is as follows: Maltodextrin, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Spice, Monosodium Glutamate, Modified Corn Starch, Yellow Corn Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Silicon Dioxide Added (Anti-Caking Agent), Natural Flavor, Ethoxyquin (Preservative).

Hey, I'm no Food Babe, scientist, or cemchist, but over time there are many things I've deleted from my pantry shelves. This kind of item is one of them. The back-and-forth on whether the listed ingredients are safe or not is bountiful. Research yourself. Sometimes the best research is your gut, literally and metaphorically. I'm just going to stick with the seasonings that have one ingredent listed.

2. It's easy. As the video explains, you can whip this up in about 10-15 minutes and still feel super proud of it. If there were a difficulty scale for cooking with 1 being cheese quesqdilla microwaved for 1 minute, and 10 being a Thanksgiving dinner made from complete scratch, I generally stay around the 3-4 range. So this recipe has been in our rotation regularly. For being so easy, it makes me feel like I'm more of a 6-8 type of cook.

3. Purple cabbage. it's just so beautiful and glamorous compared to the green type. Its dark color isn't just for show. Because it's rich in color, it's rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

So, without further adieu...

Purple Cabbage Slaw

3 cups purple cabbage, chopped

1 cup cucumber, chopped

1/3 cup purple onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup green mango, diced

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Cracked black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Taco Meat

1 lb grass fed ground beef

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp chili powder

1/4 cup green salsa

Brown meat, add seasoning and salsa, stir and eat on a lettuce leaf topped with the purple cabbage slaw, avocado, and fresh cilantro.

Enjoy!!

Source: Everyday Paleo and Chris Kresser

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