Monday, August 29, 2016

Grass-Fed Ground Beef Tacos

This is probably my favorite and easiest meal to make at home. It's balanced, tastes really good and is super fast to make. It also makes great leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. I love to top these with a little bit of cholula hot sauce - perfection!

Grass-Fed Ground Beef Tacos

Makes ~8 tacos


1 pound grass-fed ground beef
2 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 avocados, cut into 1-inch pieces
queso fresco, crumbled, for topping (optional)
sour cream, for topping (optional)
whole wheat tortillas


1. Cook ground beef over medium-high heat, until fully cooked through. Drain excess fat off beef.

2. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Fill tortilla with ~2oz ground beef and top with remaining ingredients: 1/4 cup tomato, 1-2 tsp red onion, 1/8 avocado, 1 tsp queso fresco, and 1 tsp sour cream.

What are the nutritional benefits of this meal? Compared with conventional beef, grass-fed beef is lower in total fat, higher in omega-3 fatty acids and higher in vitamins, particularly vitamin E. Onions are rich in quercetin (a type of antioxidant) and vitamin C. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and lycopene. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that have been shown to boost HDL (good cholesterol), and are an excellent source of vitamins C, E and carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene, as well as the minerals selenium and zinc. Whole wheat (versus white flour) tortillas retain fiber and B-vitamins.

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