I love crockpot recipes, especially during the week. Ground beef tacos may seem like an odd thing to make in the crockpot since they don’t take too long to prepare the traditional way, and most crockpot versions ask you to brown the meat first.
There is no need to brown the ground beef first. You seriously just mix everything up in the crockpot and let it sit. No need to dirty an extra pan. Plus by using a spice mix like Primal Palate Taco Seasoning, you are saving time from measuring out multiple spices.
The last time I made these was on our dairy reintroduction day after the Whole 30, so I added some shredded cheese. Cheese is not Paleo, but adding dairy back in is an integral part of the reintroduction phase of Whole 30 so that you can see how your body reacts to it. Cody and I both happen to have reactions to dairy – he experiences post nasal drip and I experience inflammation in my joints, mainly in my hips. If you notice yourself experiencing similar symptoms, I would highly suggest you try an elimination diet such as the Whole 30 to try to determine what is causing them.
If you are doing Whole 30, this beef makes for the perfect taco salad. If you are not doing Whole 30, enjoy these served with your favorite Paleo tortilla (like Siete Family Foods) or grain free tortilla chips (Siete to the rescue again!).
Easy Crockpot Ground Beef Tacos (Paleo, Whole 30)
- 1.5 lb organic grassfed ground beef
- 1 small white or yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup broth (beef or chicken)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp Primal Palate Taco Seasoning (or your favorite seasoning)
- 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Toppings: avocado/guacamole, salsa, green onions, red pepper flakes
- Serving suggestions: over lettuce as a salad (Whole 30), Siete Grain Free Tortillas, Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips
- Place the ground beef in the bottom of the crockpot (nope! you don’t need to brown it first)
- Sprinkle the beef with the taco seasoning, sea salt, and cayenne pepper.
- Add the diced onion to the crockpot.
- Pour the broth, tomato sauce and apple cider vinegar over everything in the crockpot. Stir everything around. It will seem “dry” right away but the beef will release its own liquid as it cooks.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours. If you are able to, stir around the 3-hour mark to break up the beef. If not, give it a stir when you are able to and let cook on low for another 30 minutes after that.
- Use a slotted spoon to serve to drain liquid.
- Serve over greens, Siete Tortilla Chips, or Siete Tortillas. Top with your favorite taco toppings!
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