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Ground Beef Tacos

Juicy ground beef tacos with a homemade taco seasoning mix. The tacos are served with a creamy and crunchy cabbage crunch slaw.

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This is my go-to ground beef recipe for for taco tuesday. Juicy grass-fed ground beef seasoned with my homemade taco mix and cooked with veggies and bone broth. The ground beef is so juicy and full of flavor! Tacos are served with the easiest cabbage crunch slaw with an avocado oil mayo dressing.

Make sure to check out my keto burrito bowls and shrimp tacos once you master this recipe!

How To Make Ground Beef Tacos

To make the beef tacos, start by cooking the onions, peppers, and celery in a pan with some avocado oil. Once the veggies have cooked for 10 minutes, add the garlic and cook another 3-5 minutes until the veggies are soft. Meanwhile make the homemade taco seasoning mix by adding the smoked paprika, ancho chile powder, and other spices in a small bowl and mix well.

Add the taco mix to the veggies and cook for a few minutes so the essential oils can bloom. Next, add the ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon, and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook until the ground beef is almost all the cooked through then add the bone broth. Bring the beef mixture to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, or until thick and saucy.

Make sure to check for seasoning after the beef has been simmering for 10 minutes, you will probably need more salt. You can make the ground beef filing ahead of time and re-heat when ready to serve.

Creamy Cabbage Coleslaw

This cabbage slaw pairs so well with the tacos because it’s crunchy and acid, and cuts through the richness of the tacos. Just add the sliced cabbage, grated carrots, and green onions to a large bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

The dressing is totally rustic, but so tasty! Scoop in 3 heaping tablespoons of the avocado mayo directly over the cabbage slaw along with the juice of half a lime. Mix very well and check for seasoning. You can make the cabbage 15-20 minutes ahead of time because it won’t get too soggy.

Make sure to check out my other Mexican recipes:

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Ground Beef Tacos

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef taco, coleslaw, tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Bobby Parrish

Ground beef tacos with homemade taco seasoning mix and crunchy cabbage slaw.

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Ingredients

For the tacos:

  • 1 medium size yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • Diced tomatoes for garnish
  • Pickled jalapenos for garnish
  • paleo tortillas

For the taco seasoning mix:

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

For the slaw:

  • ½ head red or green cabbage finely sliced
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • ½ bunch green onions finely sliced
  • ¼ cup pepitas toasted if desired
  • 3-4 tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all the taco seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. For the tacos, pre-heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the onions, peppers, celery, along with ½ teaspoon salt and a couple cracks of pepper, cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 3 minutes or until the peppers have softened a little bit. Add the taco seasoning mix and mix well. Cook for 3 minutes so the spices can bloom then add the beef. Break up the beef well and raise the heat to medium-high and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook until the meat is almost cooked through, add the bone broth, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes, or until thick and saucy. Check for seasoning, you may need more salt, and skim some of the fat off the beef. Set aside.

  2. Make the slaw by adding the cabbage, carrots, green onions, and pepitas to a large bowl and season with a pinch of salt and a couple cracks of pepper. Add the mayo, lime juice and mix well and check for seasoning. You may need more mayo or lime juice.

  3. Toast the tortillas or warm in the oven, place some slaw in the tortilla and top with the beef mixture. Enjoy!

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