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Offline PenskeFile

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Mexican Style
« on: August 28, 2006, 09:43:50 AM »
I know this may not be "pure" enough for some, but I wanted to share my lunch recipe today with y'all.

Being from Texas, I have a real "need" for tex-mex food and that causes some problems with a paleo or evolutionary WOE.

We had a bunch of defrosted hamburger meat last night that I needed to cook.  I wasn't really that hungry, but figured I would prepare something to take to work for lunch today.  I also needed something that my wife would go for, as she is not yet on board with all that I am doing.

So, I browned the ground beef and used a package of taco seasoning to spice it up.  While I would love to spice it up using raw ingredients, I am not there yet.  Now, we both love the "lettuce wraps" that you can get as appetizers at PF Changs and their faster sister chain (forget the name).  So, I simply used the meat as filling in some butter lettuce leaves and a little bit of cheese and had that for dinner.  My wife tried it and liked it as well.  Very similar to a traditional taco salad of course, but actually a little more fun way to consume it.

At the same time I sauteed some fresh onion and colored bell peppers in olive oil and then mixed it up with some of the meat for today's lunch.

All in all, a tasty and fun way to get in some meat and a variety of colored veggies.

Ideally, I would ground up my own cumin, chili peppers etc. for the taco seasoning and use a better cut of meat.  But sometimes you have to yield to practical realities.

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Re: Mexican Style
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 06:32:33 PM »
I know this may not be "pure" enough for some, but I wanted to share my lunch recipe today with y'all.

Being from Texas, I have a real "need" for tex-mex food and that causes some problems with a paleo or evolutionary WOE.

We had a bunch of defrosted hamburger meat last night that I needed to cook.  I wasn't really that hungry, but figured I would prepare something to take to work for lunch today.  I also needed something that my wife would go for, as she is not yet on board with all that I am doing.

So, I browned the ground beef and used a package of taco seasoning to spice it up.  While I would love to spice it up using raw ingredients, I am not there yet.  Now, we both love the "lettuce wraps" that you can get as appetizers at PF Changs and their faster sister chain (forget the name).  So, I simply used the meat as filling in some butter lettuce leaves and a little bit of cheese and had that for dinner.  My wife tried it and liked it as well.  Very similar to a traditional taco salad of course, but actually a little more fun way to consume it.

At the same time I sauteed some fresh onion and colored bell peppers in olive oil and then mixed it up with some of the meat for today's lunch.

All in all, a tasty and fun way to get in some meat and a variety of colored veggies.

Ideally, I would ground up my own cumin, chili peppers etc. for the taco seasoning and use a better cut of meat.  But sometimes you have to yield to practical realities.

Sounds great +1 karma for sharing with us

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Key is meat as the main nutrition


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Re: Mexican Style
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 08:54:56 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, PenskeFile!  I'll give it a try.