Easy Taco Casserole: Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free

How To Make  Taco Casserole: Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, cut in a small dice (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 (4 oz) can mild green chiles, drained
  • 1 (4 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 beaten eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. While it’s browning, add in all of the spices, minced garlic and white onion and incorporate well with the beef
  • While it’s browning, add the green peppers, potatoes, salsa, green chiles, black olives and diced tomatoes to a large casserole dish
  • Once the beef is mostly browned, transfer it to a strainer and strain out all of the excess grease. Let it sit for a few minutes to ensure it’s all drained out
  • Then, transfer the taco meat and onion mixture into the casserole dish, add the beaten eggs, and use a large spoon to stir in with the other ingredients. Once it’s well combined and evenly distributed, place it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour, or until the potatoes are baked all the way through when pierced with a fork
  • Remove from the oven and serve on a bed of greens like a taco salad, and/or top with avocado/guacamole, pico, shredded lettuce, more black olives, sliced jalapeno, sour cream (dairy-free version for paleo/Whole30)

Notes

  • Make sure to drain the canned items very well before adding into the casserole dish
  • You can omit the eggs, it’s used as a binder here to help hold it together but can easily be left out
  • This is also a great chip dip (with chips, or with bell peppers thickly sliced) – trust!
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