City Mom’s Clean Tacos
I love Mexican food. Enough said. While on my path of clean eating I’ve gained more confidence in trying new things. I am now at a place where I am seeking to ‘clean’ up some of my past favourite recipes.
A Friday night favourite in our house is Taco Night! We love setting all the ingredients out on the table and personalizing our own tacos.
Usually I buy a taco kit and mix it all together, but sadly, that’s not clean, so I did some research and made a few adjustments and created a clean taco recipe.
Note: this is a gluten-free and cow dairy-free recipe
CLEAN TACO POWDER
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
CLEAN TACO SAUCE
- 1 can of organic diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup of filtered water
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a pot and simmer over medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes.
Select your protein. I used organic ground beef.
Brown the meat and add taco powder with 1/2 cup of filtered water. Mix until thickened, about 5 minutes. (Note: you may need to add more water.)
Select your favourite taco fixings and clean thoroughly with fruit & veggie spray. I used romaine lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeno and gluten-free brown rice wraps for the taco shell. I also used plain Greek-style goat’s milk yogurt as a sour cream substitute.
Place all the ingredients in separate bowls and place on your table. Create your tacos at the table over fun and family time.