If you are in need of a quick, simple, delicious and energizing meal that is sure to please everyone, then give these Grass-Fed Beef Tacos a try. Once you have all the ingredients, enlist the help of your family and dinner prep can turn into a fun, quick and enjoyable time…really! Okay, so maybe not every night, but if you find everyone home at a decent hour, then turn on the music and set the expectation that everyone helps out.
This is something we are working on in our house. When it happens it usually ends up being a lot of fun! Even if kitchen ends up looking like the Swedish chef was there…
But when the girls take an active role in preparing dinner, they enjoy the meal so much more.
Your Grass-Fed Beef Tacos should look something like this:
Grass Fed Beef Tacos
Author: Bree Rudner – bradrudner.com
1lb of grass-fed ground beef
1-2 tablespoons of taco seasoning (see below for recipe)
1/2 cup of water
2 cups raw cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
2 cups of cucumber, peeled and diced
3 cups of Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup of green olives, cut in half
4 ripe avocados
1-2 tablespoons of lime juice
2 cloves of garlic, grated on a microplane or in a press
salt and pepper
2 heads of romaine lettuce, washed and torn/cut into bite-size pieces
1 package of organic corn hard taco shells or tortillas
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
- Place all the spices for the taco seasoning in a bowl and mix well
- In a cast iron skillet, cook the grass-fed beef for around 5-10 minutes on medium heat until it is no longer pink.
- Drain off any excess fat from the meat.
- Add water and taco seasoning and mix well. Turn down the heat to simmer and let the flavours absorb, stirring occasionally
- Place the prepared cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives in separate bowls for serving.
- In a small bowl, place the avocado, minced garlic, lime juice and salt and pepper. Using a Braun mixer or a fork, mash until desired consistency.
- Remove the ground beef from the pan and place in a separate bowl.
- On each place, place the desired amount of romaine lettuce. Then let everyone build their own taco salad according to their favourite toppings.
There you have it, a delicious, healthy, nutrient dense, fun meal that not only fuels your brains but also nourishes your bodies.
Time Hack: Double the recipe and pack the grass-fed beef tacos in a thermos with salsa and cheese for lunches the next day.
What do you think? Think you can make this for dinner this week? Let me know in the comments below.