Primal Tacos

This took no more than 15 minutes prep time. I went ahead and uploaded a larger version that you can see by clicking on the image.

Primal Taco
Primal Taco

So, while I cooked leftover grassfed ground beef on low in the skillet, I took a nice large ripe avocado, mashed it up, and added about 1 level tsp of sea salt. Do that to taste, however. I think one of the biggest deficiencies in most guacs I taste is not enough salt; I like it a bit on the salty side as I find it really brings out the flavor.

Beyond that, it’s about 1/3-1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1/2 small to medium jalapeno pepper chopped fine (with seeds), about 1/3-1/2 yellow onion chopped fine, and 1/2 medium vine ripened tomato, chopped (with juice).

Cook the ground beef on low so as to not scorch the fat, don’t drain, then add in your taco seasoning powder to taste and to soak up all the nutritious tallow. Served on a leaf of green lettuce, garnished with fresh tomato and coarsely chopped cilantro.

That was breakfast, served up at 11am, which is Bea’s and my typical first meal time.

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  1. Lute Nikoley on November 15, 2009 at 17:31

    Looks yummy, but seems a little short on ground beef. I had left over prime rib from Friday night’s dinner at Tahoe Joe’s for lunch, can’t wait for the paleo meatloaf your mom is doing for dinner tonight..

    • Richard Nikoley on November 15, 2009 at 21:43

      Was just leftovers so had to make due. was plenty and served fine up until the grassfed flapsteak I ad for dinner.

  2. Trish on November 15, 2009 at 20:35

    What kind of taco seasoning do you use, or do you make it yourself?

    • Richard Nikoley on November 16, 2009 at 09:29

      I don’t make tacos very often, so I just use the standard major-brand bottled seasoning. Can’t recall which one, but you can get at any supermarket. I have a big shaker which I believe I may have gotten at Costco at some point.

      • Ben on March 8, 2010 at 15:44

        This is actually one of our family staples.

        My 1 & 3 year old kids absolutely destroy the wocka (guacamole in kidspeak) which is the same recipe as yours except for adding a pinch of cumin. I often keep the jalapenos for myself though ;)

        I make my own seasoning for the beef (500 grams… I’m an Aussie) which is, all to taste:

        – ground cumin (at least 1 tablespoon)
        – sweet paprika (at least 2 tablespoons)
        – ground coriander seed (at least 1 tablespoon)
        – salt (1/2 teaspoon)
        – brown onion
        – garlic (2 cloves)
        – chopped fresh coriander at the end

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