Slow Cooker Beef Tacos {PALEO}

It’s another snow day here.  School is canceled for the kiddos and my husband didn’t have to go into work, either.  There is less than an inch on the ground right now, at noon.  I love the extra time with my family, but come on!  The local news stations are having a hey day with their “Storm Watch 2014” and we’ve been warned to have food, water and blankets on hand, just in case.  I can’t help myself from thinking thoughts like, “Suck it up, DC metro area,” and “Seriously!”  I know, I know.  I’m guessing school will be canceled again tomorrow and we will have a five day weekend followed by two days of school then another weekend.  What happened to routine?

On to food, because it’s a lot more fun.  (At least for me it is, the kids love the snow more than food.)  Last week I discovered ground beef can be cooked in the slow cooker!!  Yup, it can and it is amazing.  And, even better is that I have finally found an easy way to bring back one of the family’s pre-paleo favorites: Tacos.  I made the beef and these paleo tortillas, garnished the tacos with red and green cabbage, tomatoes, salsa and fresh cilantro.  We also had homemade guac.  If you don’t want to do tortillas you can make a taco salad, taco bowl or wrap your meat in lettuce; lots and lots of options.  Hooray!  So, here they are: Slow Cooker Beef Tacos {PALEO}.Easy Paleo Dinner - Beef Tacos

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos {PALEO}

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef, grass-fed, grass-finished
  • 1 – 7 .75 oz can tomato sauce (Mexican hot style), I used El Pato Brand
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning, I used Trader Joe’s
  • salt to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lime

Directions:

  1. Place the chopped onion and diced garlic into your slow cooker.  Give them a stir to make sure they are well mixed.
  2. Add the ground beef.  Break it up into pieces and place it on top of the onions and garlic.
  3. Open the can of salsa.  Dump it on top of the meat.
  4. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and salt.
  5. Juice the lime over the slower cooker.
  6. Put the lid on and cook on high for 1-2 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.
  7. Take the lid off and break up the meat, stir.  If there is more liquid in the pot than you would prefer, let the meat cook a bit longer with the lid off.
  8. Serve with your favorite taco fixings and enjoy!

Tomato Sauce
Note: The tomato sauce I used can be found in your local grocery store in the “Ethnic Foods” section.  It has a smooth consistency and contains Paleo friendly ingredients: tomato puree, water, chilies, onions, garlic, salt and spices; nothing funky.  I imagine any type of salsa would work for this recipe, but I really like this one.

 

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