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July 21, 2021

Easy Gluten Free Tacos : Tasty Ground Beef Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Tacos : Tasty Ground Beef Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carusele. All opinions are a 100% my own.

I like simple recipes and this delicious spread of easy gluten-free beef tacos with a tasty ground beef recipe is a lean, clean and yet so delicious meal to make any picky eaters happy at dinner time in a blink of a en eye.

This recipe is one of my most popular recipes on Instagram and that's because it is quick and guaranteed to make prep time a breeze for weeknight dinners. You can get it on the table in under 30 minutes and enjoy it with family and friends at home or at your camping site this season. Doesn't that sound amazing?

Beef tacos on a tray
Corn tortilla tacos with ground beef.

Let's address the frequently asked questions:

What makes these tacos easier to cook?

When I want to make weeknight meal prep time super easy - I  cook the ground beef in advanced with my go to homemade taco seasoning and use it throughout the week. That way, when dinner time comes, I am not spending time trying to figure out what our next meal should be or looking around the Internet for the next elaborated time consuming recipe.

What makes these tacos recipe tastier?

Ground beef tacos are one of our favorite meals to quickly put together, beef tacos are packed with tons of flavor and all the ingredients are gluten free and organic. Also, let's don't forget, everyone loves a free taco, so taco night is the perfect excuse to host friends during the week, while keeping the work load and cleaning to a minimum. I mean, nobody ever said no to taco night! Am I right?

What ingredients do you need to make these tacos?

These tacos are versatile, you can serve them into a corn tortilla, a taco shell, lettuce wraps or as taco bowls with shredded lettuce if you want to make gluten free or even make them a meal low in carbohydrates. 

To make these tacos, I used Laura’s Lean 96% Lean 4% Fat ground beef which is an extra lean ground beef best used as an ingredient in lean cooking. When making a meal like tacos or a low-carb burrito bowl, it is nice to make it quickly without worrying about extra fat that has to be drained or accounted for. 

The 96% lean ground beef is also great for people trying to include good sources of clean, lean protein in their diets and lifestyle.

For the main dressing or sour cream-like substitute, I used greek yogurt to enrich the recipe with more protein and make it healthier than if I were using traditional sour cream. This quick and easy-to-make sauce is better than the alternative alone, so you don't have to worry about missing out on flavor.

Below is the ingredient list including everything you will need to make easy ground beef tacos:

  • Onions 
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Water
  • Corn tortillas
  • Shredded cheese (low-fat cheddar and mozzarella mix)
  • Avocado 
  • Cilantro 
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Lime juice

What can I add to taco meat if I don't have taco seasoning?

When it comes to making gluten free recipes, I like to keep my list of ingredients short. I like to combine simple ingredients like garlic, onions, paprika, black pepper, garlic and onion powder to make my taco seasoning. This way I avoid any ingredients I don't want in my food like undesired sugars or any gluten containing component.

How to make a taco seasoning mix?

For a flavorful gluten-free taco meat seasoning, first I like to skip expensive taco seasoning packets as I previously mentioned. It is unnecessary because you can easily make taco seasoning from fresh ingredients for less than what you pay for that taco sauce package and make your own knowing exactly what's going into it (many taco seasonings brands have gluten and undesired sweeteners and preservatives your meal does not need).

The homemade taco seasoning mix is simple in terms of ingredients and will work perfectly with your meat and even chicken or turkey if you want to experiment with different proteins. That said, you can make adjustments to the taste of the taco seasoning, but alway include the ingredients listed below to guarantee a flavorful meal for the family every time.

The mix includes only a few ingredients listed below:

  • Garlic powder 
  • Onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

How to cook your taco meat to perfection?

To cook taco meat to perfection at home or at your camping site make sure to cook the meat over medium heat and use a wooden spoon to break up the ground beef into equal-size pieces as it browns. Once the beef looks fully browned and no pink spots remain, add the water and the Worcestershire sauce. Next, reduce heat, bring to a simmer and cook until the liquid has reduced stirring occasionally.

For saucier taco meat add an extra ¼ cup water and cook until the mixture has slightly thickened. I like to follow the steps below for a bullet proof process:

  • Start by adding the onion and garlic to a regular or cast iron skillet.
  • Sauté well until transparent, next add the beef and stir very well.
  • When the beef is already browning, add the spices, add the water when the pan is dry, the Worcestershire sauce, and a handful of chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Let it evaporate until you have juicy and delicious ground beef taco filling.

Taco dipped in guacamole
Ground beef taco and guacamole bowl (the perfect combo)

What are the best taco toppings?

In my opinion there's no better taco-topping than guacamole, pico de gallo, and cilantro! They are a match mad in heaven and work every time whether you're making an easy weeknight dinner or serving 10 of your favorite people to a delicious taco bar.

For this meal I added extra kick and topped the tacos with diced tomatoes, onions, guacamole, jalapeños cilantro a squeeze of my healthier greek yogurt cream. To make it, I simply use lime juice, greek yogurt and sea salt.

So whatever your favorite toppings may be, pico de gallo, avocados or roasted corn, this cream is the ticket to really tasty and clean tacos. To make the greek yogurt cream sauce you need:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Lime
  • Sea salt
Hand grabbing a taco
Corn tortilla tacos with ground beef and my favorite toppings

To check out  all the details to the recipe, make sure to review the card below and print it to make the process easier for you. Also, let me know if you made this recipe and how you liked it in the comment section below.

Easy Gluten Free Tacos : Tasty Ground Beef Recipe

This recipe is one of my most popular recipes on Instagram because it is delicious quick, and guaranteed to make prep time a breeze for weeknight dinners. Get it on the table in under 30 minutes and enjoy it with family and friends.

Prep:
10
min
cook:
20
min
total:
30
min
Author:

Caro

Ingredients

The tacos:

  • One white onion finely chopped.
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 500 grams of Laura's Lean ground beef.
  • 1 tbsp of garlic, paprika, onion, black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin, and if you like cayenne too
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • One handful of fresh coriander
  • Corn tortillas
  • Cheese (low-fat cheddar and mozzarella)
  • Avocado and cilantro to garnish

Greek yogurt cream:

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp of lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Sauté the onion and garlic well until they are transparent, then add the beef and stir very well.
  2. When the beef is already browning, add the spices, stir well and add the water when the pan is dry, a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a handful of chopped fresh cilantro, let it evaporate until you have juicy and delicious ground beef!!
  3. Assemble the tacos and melt the cheese in a cast iron for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Serve them with avocado, greek yogurt sour cream, and lots of lime.
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Anthony Deane
June 19, 2021
I had jo expecTations for this, except Keep an open mind. This wIll now be staple of fall. It was so, so good. I may experiment next time and add smoked gouda cheese, YUM!!!