Romaine Tacos

There are lots of reasons to love these guys. Yummy, easy, body-friendly... but my favorite? After a little bit of prep, everyone makes their own dinner! Want seconds? Head back to that lovely pile of crisp romaine and make yourself some more! Yessss. DIY dinners are the best. Don't get me wrong, I really do enjoy making pretty plates of food for the people I love. But now and then the freedom to make my own and sit down just feels so nice.

So here I have instructions for prepping these lovelies *as well as* my super simple taco seasoning recipe. Now, both the tacos and the seasoning recipes are very flexible - tweak to your taste and enjoy!

YIELD 12 tacos


For Tacos

12 whole romaine lettuce leaves

1 pound ground beef

1 tomato, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1 avocado, sliced



Coconut oil for browning beef

For Taco Seasoning

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic power

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika (I like doing half and half smoked/regular paprika)

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper


1. Prep your veggies and seasoning and set aside

2. Add beef and half of the diced onions to a skillet with a little coconut oil and cook over medium heat until meat is browned and onions are tender

3. Turn stove off, drain fat from skillet and stir in 3 teaspoons taco seasoning (or to taste)

4. Time to build! Now I've discovered that guacamole is super handy when added to the taco right after the meat is spooned in. It helps keep it in place as well as the rest of the toppings ;) 

The taco seasoning recipe yields roughly 2 1/2 tablespoons, and unused seasoning should be stored in a covered container.