Super *Secret* Veggie +Ground Beef Taco Meat (Whole30 + Paleo)

Posted by Karin on April 22, 2020
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I think it’s safe to say we’re all looking for ways to up our vegetable intake, especially if we have kids that aren’t always the biggest veggie fans. And while I like to think my boys are fairly good veggie consumers, there is always room for added nutrients.

I had originally heard about this hack from my friend, Natalie, from Tastes Lovely. She has a wonderful way of stretching the recipe; using frozen cauliflower in lieu of another pound of ground beef. Genius! Not only does it save on cost, but adds your veggie intake, and the flavor and texture remains intact.

I kept this incredibly simple by using Whole30 approved, Siete Food’s packaged taco seasoning– I was able to find at my local Whole Foods. It came together quickly, and is perfect of nights you want a quick, healthy family approved meal. You are also welcome to make your own taco seasoning, I recommend this recipe: Paleo and Whole30 Taco Seasoning by Tastes Lovely.

Pro tip for this recipe, reduce almost all the moisture when browning the meat. This helps create a crispy texture that only enhances the flavor, you’re going to love it!

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Super *Secret* Veggie + Ground Beef Taco Meat

Course: Main Course

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb frozen cauliflower rice
  • 2 packets Siete Foods taco seasoning or 3 Tablespoon homemade taco seasoning (recipe linked above)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions

  • Heat pan over medium high heat, add the oil, swirling around the pan, add the onions and peppers, sauteeing until the onions are nearly translucent, about 3 minutes
  • Add the ground beef, browning until the meat begins to crisp, and the moisture has absorbed
  • Add in the taco seasoning, water and stir to combine, then add cauliflower rice, and stir again *the cauliflower rice will release additional moisture, be sure to allow it to evaporate (about 3 minutes)
  • Once the moisture has absorbed, and you are ready to remove from heat, squeeze the lime over top, and serve as desired

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