Taco Veggie Lettuce Cups
Do you listen to Podcasts? I’m currently addicted to them and they help my day at work go by a little more quickly, always a plus! As I work away I plug my ears and listen the latest podcasts from my very favorites in the Paleo world. Always great information!
Here are some of the podcast I listen to regularly:
In a recent podcast from Balanced Bites, Diane spoke to Karen Pendergrass from Paleo Approved and I can’t even begin to tell you the interesting stuff in this talk. It’s scary to think of what is on our shelves and what we think is “good” but in reality not good at all. One of the things that stood out the most in the podcast was the talk about how grass-fed beef is labeled at the stores. So you see grass-fed and you think good, right? In Karen’s talk I learned that if the beef is not labeled 100% grass-fed then it’s not truly grass-fed. Ok, if you knew this I apologize for being so behind the game. You have to remember it was only recently I start to purchase beef again. Anywho, finding this out made me mad. Shame on me for believing those signs in my local Whole Foods! The reality is in the last 3 months they feed the cow corn and grain….so real…. it’s not 100% grass-fed. So all this time when I head to Whole Foods and pick up grass-fed beef…..thinking it is 100%….I was wrong! Scary, right? Just a little note when you are shopping make sure you are getting 100% grass-fed beef. From now on I’m going to make sure my freezer is well stocked with the good stuff. Listen to the podcast because that is one of many valuable information Diane and Karen touch on in their talk.
Ok, I’m tired and need some shut eye….but before I leave you, here is a yummy recipe for taco lettuce cups. If you like a little spice then you will like the taco seasoning. If you don’t want as much spice just don’t include the red pepper flakes. These cups are easy and quick and a great way to not only get dinner on the table fast but also a great reheat option for lunch the next day. Top with the garnish of choice and you have a great Paleo meal. I happen to think guacamole makes these taste pretty spectacular….but I love guacamole!
Enjoy everyone! See you back next week. Thinking up some Valentine Paleo treats…
Taco Veggie Lettuce Cups
1 pound 100% grass-fed beef
1 bell pepper, diced (color of choice, I used half red and half orange)
2 to 3 green onion, diced
Taco Seasoning (see below)
Lettuce Leaves, washed and dried
Fresh Guacamole and Salsa
Cilantro, green onion, and bell pepper for garnishing (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons oregano
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes ( a dash or two)
Add all of the above in a small bowl and mix to combine
In a large skillet over medium-high heat add beef and cook until no longer pink. Add bell pepper and green onion to beef mixture and stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes until veggies are slightly soft.
Add seasoning to skillet and stir until evenly distributed.
Scoop beef mixture to lettuce leaves and garnish as desired. Guacamole and Salsa is a must in my opinion. Enjoy!
Makes about 6 to 8 servings