Carne Fiesta

Happy Nursing Week to all my fellow Nurses out there, especially my awesome team! In preparation for the upcoming work weekend, my team has decided to celebrate with a Paleo Friendly Mexican Fiesta Potluck (with Non-Paleo items). I’m bringing the protein!


Carne Fiesta (…or a fancy word for the BEST TACO MEAT EVER!)

–          1 tbsp coconut oil
–          1.5 lbs of ground beef
–          1 medium onion, diced
–          2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
–          16 oz of tomato sauce
–          1 tbsp tomato paste
–          1 tsp paprika
–          1 tsp cumin
–          1 tsp salt
–          ½ tsp pepper
–          2 medium tomatoes, diced
–          2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
–          2 tbsp lime juice
–          2 tbsp green onion, chopped
–          guacamole/avocado


  1. On medium-heat, melt coconut oil in a cast iron pan (or any other pan)
  2. Saute onions until soft
  3. Add beef and stir for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned
  4. Add garlic, tomato paste, tomato sauce & spices, mix well to combine
  5. While covered, simmer for 20-25 minutes
  6. Take taco beef mixture off heat
  7. Mix in diced tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice & green onion

How to Eat?

–          Top with avocado/guacamole in a butter lettuce wrap for a paleo-friendly taco
–          Pile on top of sweet potato chips with guacamole for Loaded Paleo Nachos as seen below (recipe for Sweet Potato Chips belwwith recipe for Sweet Potato Chips!


Sweet Potato Chips

–          2 medium sweet potatoes
–          1 tbsp avocado oil
–          Sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Rinse and scrub sweet potatoes, then dry well
  3. With skin intact, finely slice sweet potatoes by hand or use a mandolin
  4. In a mixing bowl, toss sweet potato chips with avocado oil
  5. Place chips on a parchment-line baking tray in a single layer
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes

Quick Notes:
–          Keep a close eye on the chips as they can burn quick




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