Quick Paleo & Vegan Tacos

Hello everyone! Here we are again, this time with a recipe for some low effort tacos! We've been incredibly busy with Theo starting his new job, my school term kicking into high gear, and our new dog being sick with everything you could imagine. Needless to say, we are exhausted. However, we wanted to show you guys that you can still make a simple home cooked meal with minimal effort.

For the Sauce:

  • 2 - 4 oz cans of Hatch Green Chiles
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • A sprig of fresh Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  1. Put the green chiles and tomato into a small saucepan over medium heat
Hatch Green Chilis
  1. Add all spices except cilantro and oregano then stir.
  2. Let the sauce cook off excess liquid while you prep the protein and toppings. We let ours simmer for about 15-20 minutes. The goal is to let it reach a thicker consistency.
  3. Add the cilantro and oregano shortly before adding sauce to the meat.

Taco Sauce

 

For the "Meats" & Filling:

  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 of a bell pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 bag of Gardien Beefless Ground or 12-16 oz of ground meat of choice (Theo used turkey in his version)
Chopped Peppers
  1. Sauté the onion and pepper in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add your protein of choice once the onions become soft and translucent.
Gardein Groundless Beef
  1. Theo's advice for cooking meat: "You brown it. Make sure it's not raw. Cook it."
Properly Cooked Meat with Seasonings
  1. Sam's advice for cooking veggie "meat": "It's already cooked essentially, you're just heating it up, but I usually like to brown mine for a little more texture."
  2. Once your meat of choice is done cooking, add the sauce (to which you added cilantro and oregano shortly before this). Stir to combine and coat as much meat as possible.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Now you can chop up all of your favorite garnishes and toppings that you love while your taco meat is finishing cooking.

Avocado & Veggies

Sliced Avocado

Heat up your tortillas over a stove top burner. We used Siete tortillas in our tacos because they're grain-free, low-carb, and vegan!

Siete Tortillas

Theo and I both topped ours with cheese (dairy and vegan respectively), avocado and fresh tomato. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime juice.

Tacos!

Vegan Tacos

We hope you guys like the recipe! And remember, taking time out of a seemingly jam packed day to cook yourself a meal, or do a little something for yourself, is always beneficial to your overall well-being. We felt so much better after eating these fresh and vibrant tacos. We'll see you next week with more paleo and vegan recipes!

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