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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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  • 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)

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Well, the struggle is real. C and I (and the dogs, of course) are still in the middle of a move and we’ve basically been Airbnb hopping for what it feels like is forever. In reality, it’s been a month and half, but it’s been quite stressful. At least, we finally know what city we’ll be moving to so I’m quite happy about that. I will reveal very soon where that is, so if you want to find out, the best thing to do is sign up for my newsletter because that’s where I’ll announce it first.

On top of that, I had to do my taxes this past week and what no one told me was that I shouldn’t have ever started my own business if I hate doing taxes. Womp womp. It took 5 hours but it’s done and I owe the IRS a crap ton of money, but I’m just glad that it’s over with and I can move on with my life… until next year.

Can you tell it’s been a rough week? After some of the longest days I’ve had, the last thing I wanted to do was spend an hour in the kitchen to make dinner. So my easy peasy solution? These delicious paleo taquitos!

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

I think making things from scratch is wonderful, but sometimes, life takes over and you ain’t got the time nor the energy for that. And thankfully, amazing companies like Siete Foods have made it so much easier to eat healthily with their high quality products with clean ingredients!

I’ve been obsessed with Siete Foods‘ grain free and paleo tortillas and tortilla chips, and not only are the tortillas pliable without falling apart, they are so delicious! I’ve been making tacos with their Cassava & Coconut Tortillas and even C says that he loves them. And he’s very picky about his tortillas.

I was a bit nervous about making taquitos with them because I wasn’t sure if they would crisp up nicely, but thankfully, these paleo taquitos turned out perfectly crunchy, and they made an easy re-heatable meal for a quick weeknight meal.

The only taquitos I remember eating in my life are the ones that you could buy at the freezer section. Do you remember them? My mom used to get us those all the time, and I loved them. Well, this grain free and paleo version taste so much better, if I do say so myself.

These paleo taquitos keep well in the refrigerator so I’ve been making a big batch, then reheating them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they crisp up again for a quick, easy meal on a busy day. They’ve been a lifesaver for me this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Grain Free Paleo Beef Taquitos

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos
 
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  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, or cooking fat of your choice
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 8 Siete Cassava & Coconut Tortillas
  • Optional: Garnish with cilantro, mashed avocados, salsa, and/or slice black olives.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil t in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add chopped onion and garlic into the to pan and cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef, cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and onion powder to the pan and cook while stirring and breaking up the meat until the beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Microwave the tortillas for 30 seconds until they are warm and soft.
  6. Add 3-4 tablespoons of the meat mixture into each tortilla and roll them up tightly into taquitos.
  7. Place the taquitos on the baking sheet seem side down.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tortillas are golden and crispy.
  9. Serve topped with your favorite sauce and toppings. I used my creamy lemon basil sauce from this recipe, and replaced basil with cilantro.

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Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos