Caveman Cuisine: Grande Taco Salad

Mejor. Comida. Nunca.  (Translation: "Best. Meal. Ever.")


1lb ground beef (80/20)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 packet taco seasoning (all-natural blends can be found at many grocery stores)
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/2 Hass avocado (sliced)
2 tbsp organic-cultured sour cream (You MUST try Wallaby brand, it is pretty amazing)
1/4 small white onion (sliced)
1 small carrot (shredded)
1/2 small head red cabbage (shredded)
1-2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp butter or ghee
1/2 cup prepared salsa (of course, use home-made if you have it!)


Melt your fat (butter or ghee) in a large sauce pan over low-medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes. Turn up the heat and add ground beef, stirring occasionally.

When the meat has completely cooked (i.e. no more pink), add the packet of taco seasoning along with ~1 cup of water. Turn the heat up to high, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover.

While the meat simmers, prepare your vegetables. In a large bowl, layer cabbage, carrot, onion.  Drizzle lime juice over the vegetables and then top with a layer of salsa and cheese.

After the taco meat has finished.  Add 1/2 of the meat to the salad.  Top with a dollop of sour cream and sliced avocado.

Yield: 1 Muy Delicioso Meal!  

Bonus Recipe Tip: You will have enough meat for an additional salad, but you can also use the leftovers to make a Meat Sundae which makes for an unusual but amazing breakfast.

Caveman It Up A Notch!:  For some real HEAT you can add 1-2 minced habanero peppers to your taco meat mixture (add at the same time as the taco seasoning) or a few dashes of habanero pepper hot sauce.  Be careful about washing your hands thoroughly though, I almost blinded myself after absent-mindedly rubbing my eye with hot-pepper hands.
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Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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