I’ll be the first to admit, this isn’t the prettiest dish, but boy is it good! These paleo taco bowls are hot, flavorful, and fresh without any beans, corn or grains.
What lacks in looks makes up in flavor. These come out a little spicy, a little savory, a little fresh, and a lot delicious!
I make my paleo taco bowls with a salad base (kale or spinach usually works best) and top with seasoned ground beef, red onion, tomato, guacamole and homemade taco sauce.
These paleo taco bowls take maybe 15 minutes to put together, and everyone ends up loving it. You can always add/subtract ingredients to suit everyone’s tastes, so it’s a truly customizable dinner. They make great leftovers too, although I make sure to store the fresh vegetables separate from the meat.
I make the seasoning and the taco sauce myself so that I can keep it paleo compliant. It’s also Whole30 approved. Making the condiments can take some extra time, but you only have to do it once, and they last a few months! I’ve had this jar of taco seasoning for several months! It’s super convenient and can be used to flavor other Mexican-inspired dishes too.
Making the seasoning for these paleo taco bowls is really easy and you probably already have all the ingredients on hand! I used
- chili powder,
- garlic powder,
- onion powder,
- salt and pepper.
It’s way healthier than the store-bought kind which comes with corn starch and nasty flavorings!
Store-bought taco sauce is also iffy, so I prefer to make my own. All you need is
- tomato sauce,
- chili powder,
- garlic powder,
- and a little bit of honey.
As for guacamole, I actually get it from the supermarket! We have a great section at our store with pre-made foods like guacamole, and I was excited to see that they don’t use any “bad” ingredients. You are welcome to make your own guacamole, of course, or skip it altogether.
So there it is, my perfect solution to a lazy Tuesday night dinner! Let me know how it turns out!
Paleo Taco Bowls2017-01-03 23:41:39A delicious and paleo-friendly alternative to tacos! Made with homemade taco seasoning, homemade taco sauce and fresh ingredients, served in a bowl. Whole30 approved and only takes 15 minutes to cook!Write a reviewSave RecipePrintIngredients
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 cups salad greens (spinach, kale, etc)
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder, divided
- 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp paprika, divided
- 2 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
- guacamole (optional)
- Start by browning the ground beef in a pan over medium heat.
- In the meantime, mix together the taco seasoning: 1tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
- Mix the seasonings into the ground beef and add a little bit of water – about 1/2 – 3/4 cup; let simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Serve the meat over the salad greens with the red onion, tomatoes, and guacamole.
- To make the taco sauce, combine the tomato sauce with 1/3 cup water, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, vinegar, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1/2 tsp honey. Mix well and use to top your taco bowls!
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