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beef tacos

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.



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


  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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