Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
These kid-approved and budget-friendly Paleo tacos are ready in less than 30-minutes and will win over even the pickiest eaters in your family.
The older my kids get, the pickier they are becoming. Foods they once embraced are that of the past, making the list of things they will eat barely existent.
One thing I know they will eat are my tacos. This meal has become a weekly favorite, and very rarely, we’ll have leftovers. Which is fine with me because at least I know their bellies are full, and there will be minimal asking of snacks on those nights before bed. (or so I hope).
For this recipe, I made the toppings reasonably basic (lettuce, onions, tomatoes), because I want you to get creative and find toppings that your will family love, so they will ask for these tacos every week as my boys do with me! I added some suggestions in the notes section of the recipe below. 🙂
My oldest likes his tacos topped with lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, and shredded goat cheese, and my youngest likes his with just the meat and ‘a couple’ of diced bell peppers. For myself, I load them up with literally everything and my husband, well it’s always something different for him. 🙂
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your tacos turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Tacos
These tacos make the perfect weeknight meal when time is short, and tummies are hungry!
1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned, then add in taco seasoning and stir for 30 seconds or until the ground beef is coated.
2. Place enough ground beef into the taco shell to filled it 1/3 full and then top with 2 to 3 tablespoons lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and any additional toppings as desired.
Ideas for additional toppings: olives, bell peppers, mango salsa, grilled mango guacamole or regular guacamole, Siete cashew cheese (or goat cheese for Primal and Keto), hot sauce, jalapenos or chili peppers, cashew ‘sour’ cream, cilantro, lime, cauliflower rice.
More Taco Inspired Paleo Dishes
How to Store Paleo Tacos
Leftover taco meat can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days in the refrigerator. Use leftover beef for tomorrow’s lunch, make a taco salad, or bake up a Mexican-Style Egg Bake! Store uneaten taco toppings in individual containers in the refrigerator for 3 days or use in any of the suggestions above!
Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Tacos
Large Skillet – I love my stainless steel pans and skillet I don’t have to worry about chemical breakdowns, and toxicity from Teflon coated products.
More Kid-Approved Dinner Ideas
Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets – These grain-free chicken nuggets aren’t just for the kids to enjoy – you can enjoy them together!
Copy Cat Shake & Bake Pork Chops – Take your kids back to one of your favorite childhood meals with these pork chops covered in a flavorful grain-free breading.
Basic Staples for Making Paleo Tacos
Beef – Grass-fed and organic when possible or from a reputable and trusted source.
Taco Seasoning – To save money, I make a homemade blend with ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic and onion powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Toppings – Its always best to choose local or organic when you can. If using conventional toppings, make sure to wash and peel as necessary.
Siete Taco Shells – Once Siete came out with taco shells, it was a total game-changer when it came to taco night! These are made with Paleo ingredients and are allergy-friendly.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 package Siete taco shells
- 3/4 cup lettuce, chopped
- 3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
- 3/4 cup onions, diced
- In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned, then add in taco seasoning and stir for 30 seconds or until the ground beef is coated.
- Place enough ground beef into the taco shell to filled it 1/3 full and then top with 2 to 3 tablespoons lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and any additional toppings as desired.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.