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Paleo Nacho Casserole

If you love nachos (who doesn’t?), you are going to want to make this dairy-free and paleo nacho casserole. It’s creamy and crispy at the same time, and has a ridiculously addicting flavor combo! 

Paleo Beef Nacho Casserole

The other day, a friend asked me, “What would your last meal be?” Without hesitation, I said, “Nachos. Loaded with EVERYTHING.” Because, friends, nachos are just the best kind of food filled with everything I love, and I wouldn’t be mad if it was the only thing I can eat for the rest of my life.

While my stomach can’t handle cheese and corn chips to have nachos regularly, I can make my own version at home using my Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese and Siete Foods tortilla chips. Oh, what a world we live in today.

So, the other day, I made this Paleo Nacho Casserole on a whim for dinner, and it turned out fantastic. And I’m so excited to share it with you!

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I’ll be honest. I was a bit nervous about how this recipe would turn out because I never cooked with my Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese. However, the cheesiness and the creaminess really come through in this recipe, and the crunchiness of the tortilla chip topping with that base is just a magical combo.

If you don’t have access to Siete Foods tortilla chips and you do okay with eating corn, you can use regular corn chips. You can even go with not using any chips at all, and just make the base as a dip for veggies. Top the whole thing with your favorites like avocado slices, guacamole, jalapeño slices, hot sauce, and/or chopped cilantro, and you have a ridiculously delicious meal that you won’t want to stop eating!

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Paleo Nacho Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1½ cups Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1½ cups crushed tortillas chips (I used Siete Foods, but you can also use corn chips if not strict paleo)
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, avocado, sliced jalapeno, olives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes until soft and translucent.
  4. Add ground beef and sea salt, and sauté for 5-10 minutes until cooked through, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove from heat and drain the fat.
  6. Stir in salsa, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese.
  7. Add whisked eggs and stir together until mixed.
  8. Top evenly with crushed tortilla chips.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Top with any additional toppings you like before serving.

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Paleo Beef Nacho Casserole (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Instant Pot Barbacoa

Quick and easy Instant Pot Barbacoa is so tender and delicious, and great for leftovers!

Paleo Gluten Free Instant Pot Barbacoa

Barbacoa is always my first choice when we go out for tacos (that, and fish tacos). There’s something so amazing about how tender and spicy it is, and I just love it just melts in your mouth. If you don’t know what Barbacoa is, you should learn and try it because it’s just the best!

Barbacoa is slow roasted meat, usually beef, seasoned with various spices to give it a delicious chipotle flavor. BUT, if you have no patience for slow roasting anything like me, you can just throw everything in the Instant Pot and it’ll all be ready in an hour or so!

Paleo Gluten Free Instant Pot Barbacoa

Beside some simple prep work, there’s not much you have to physically do for this Instant Pot Barbacoa. That’s what’s so magical about Instant Pots. They take a fraction of the time that a slow cooker requires, but you still have a delicious fall-off-the-bone meal at the end of it without stinking up the whole house!

Paleo Gluten Free Instant Pot Barbacoa

The versatility of this recipe makes it a great one to make for meal prepping at the beginning of the week. So far, we’ve had it in tacos, salads, taquitos, and eaten it just on its own. Next time, I think I’ll build a burrito bowl with them with cauliflower rice and veggies. Oh, the possibilities!

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Instant Pot Barbacoa
 
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Ingredients
  • 3-4 lb beef bottom round roast or chuck roast, cut into 3 inch chunks
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth or bone broth
  • ¼ cup raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting and heat 2 tbsp of coconut oil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add beef to the Instant Pot and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Work in batches if needed.
  3. Leave the beef in the Instant Pot and turn it off.
  4. Combine the rest of the ingredients, except cilantro, in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the sauce over the meat, close the lid, and cook for 60 minutes on high pressure.
  6. Release the pressure and open the lid. Take out the meat, shred it with 2 forks, and return it back into the Instant Pot.
  7. Stir, sprinkle with cilantro, and serve as taco meat, in a burrito bowl, or in any way you want to enjoy it!

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Paleo Gluten Free Instant Pot Barbacoa

The Best Guacamole Ever

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I’m not kidding. 

The Best Guacamole Ever

Okay… I know that it’s a bold statement to say that a recipe is “THE BEST EVER,” but this really is the best, I promise! Not to toot my own horn, but hey, there’s a reason why I’m in charge of making guacamole for any gathering with family and friends. I’ve been making and perfecting guacamole for years now, so I don’t even measure anything anymore, but I did just to share this amazing recipe with you all!

To me, the perfect guacamole is something that’s simple, with no crazy ingredients. There are various versions out there with unique add-ins that I have seen and tried. However, I always go back to this simple and classic recipe that tastes pretty dang close to the guacamoles that I have tried in Mexico.

The Best Guacamole Ever

I’m actually quite excited that it’s less than a week since I came back home from Mexico after our wedding there, and it’s going to Cinco de Mayo tomorrow! I seriously loooooove Mexican food and I’ll take any excuse to consume it as often as I can. And no Mexican dish is complete without some delicious guacamole.

So if you want to be loved on by your friends and family tomorrow (or any day), whip up a batch of this guacamole, and they won’t stop raving about it. And if you need some delicious paleo chips to go along with it, I highly recommend Siete Foods tortilla chips. They are grain free, crispy thin, and so delicious! They make three flavors that are all amazing: Sea Salt, Lime, and Nacho.

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Need more Mexican dish inspirations for Cinco de Mayo? Here are some of my favorite recipes from the archives:

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Mexican Stuffed Delicata Squash

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Shakshuka

Paleo Horchata

Hope you enjoy this colorful and fun holiday!

The Best Guacamole Ever

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The Best Guacamole Ever
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large or 3 small hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cumin (Omit for AIP)
  • Optional: ¼ tsp cayenne (Omit for AIP)
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Optional: 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Peel and seed the avocados, and scoop out the pulp into a large bowl.
  2. Pour lime juice over the avocados.
  3. Add salt, cumin, and cayenne (if using), and mash together with a fork or a potato masher.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and cilantro (if using), and stir together.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving, so the flavors can meld together.

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The Best Guacamole Ever (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)