Paleo Taco Skillets & Paleo Taco Bowls are a quick, delicious and easy gluten free, whole 30 and paleo friendly one pot meal the whole family loves!
I love quick and easy meals on weeknights. Working from home has given me a lot of flexibility when preparing our meals every day, but no matter how well things are going all day long, we invariably fall apart after about 3pm- the kids start getting fussy, some random thing needs my attention, and it's suddenly 5pm and everyone needs dinner immediately. My husband often comes home and jumps right in to help cooking (he is a fantastic cook and loves cooking), but I try to have dinner done before he walks in so that we can get to the bedtime routine for our kids more quickly. This often results in us resorting to quick processed foods- but we're really trying to stick to a vegetable-rich, whole foods, paleo-centered diet to feel better. This Paleo Taco Skillets & Paleo Taco Bowls Recipe is a delicious, easy way to fill up- and it takes very little work!
You can make this entire meal in just one pan so you don't even have a lot to scrub up after dinner for the really crazy nights.
I like to serve up our "tacos" in little bowls on a bed of lettuce or baby kale and greens mix similar to a Chipotle burrito bowl without the rice or beans. There are so many veggies in this dish you're getting a big, fiber-packed, nutrient dense meal!
You can also sub out the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey to make this a little bit leaner if reducing calories is important for you.
To season our tacos, I use Primal Palate's Paleo Taco Seasoning- you can find pre-packaged gluten free taco seasoning packets in the store, but you'll want to look closely for soy ingredients. It's so easy to make your own, I'd check out Primal Palate's recipe.
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I'm also using canned diced tomatoes with green chilies- be sure to check labels if you have a severe gluten or soy allergy. You can also just toss in two large diced tomatoes and some diced green chilies to be sure you're skipping any additional additives. I just like to keep canned tomatoes on hand because they are so easy to toss into meals.
- 1 lb lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 large bell peppers, diced
- 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
- Primal Palate's taco seasoning
- 3 cups baby kale and greens mix or other salad
- In a large pan, add ground meat, crumble, and brown.
- Drain off excess fat.
- Add diced onion and peppers and cook until soft and browned.
- Add tomatoes and stir.
- Mix in taco seasoning- add a tbsp water if needed to mix.
- Keep on stove until taco mix has fully incorporated tacos.
- Add salad or greens to a bowl, and spoon taco mixture over the top.
- Serve and enjoy!