Whole30/Paleo Beef Tacos

Every once in a while, I crave tacos. It’s a funny thing to crave, I know. But it set in this weekend while I was making my shopping list. So, I wanted to make sure I had a whole30 way of eating these this week.

I used lettuce as the taco shell, stirred up a really easy beef mixture using store-bought taco seasoning (you can make this too if you have the ingredients already – chili power, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper) and topped it with my favorite toppings.

And if you want to use your InstaPot to make these, there are steps for those below too! I hope you enjoy this!

Whole30/Paleo Beef Tacos

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (make sure it doesn’t have sugar in it)
  • Butter lettuce (for taco, wrap or salad)
  • Sliced avocado
  • Salsa
  • Chopped cilantro


  1. In a large pan, combine coconut oil or ghee, onion and pepper and saute until just beginning to soften (about 5 minutes). Mix in garlic until fragrant, for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Add beef and taco seasoning and mix until meat is fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Lay out butter lettuce (like a taco) and fill with beef mixture. Top with sliced avocado, salsa and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Note – for InstaPot: place the coconut oil/ghee into your InstaPot and select ‘sauté’ mode. Once melted, add the red onion and bell pepper to the pot and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Crumble in the ground beef and sauté until browned. Add the garlic and taco seasoning, and stir well to combine. Seal the lid on the Instant Pot. Press ‘cancel/off’ and then select ‘manual’ mode. Press the ‘-‘ button until the screen says 10 minutes. Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking, manually release the pressure. Serve in lettuce wrap (like a taco) and top with sliced avocado, salsa and chopped cilantro. Enjoy! (InstantPot steps from livinglovingpaleo.com)   

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