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Taco Stack-Ups

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Easy Taco Stack Ups - gluten-free, low-carb recipe! Works as an "S" for Trim Healthy Mama

I feel like I've been eating this taco recipe since birth (although that may be a slight exaggeration). My mom used to make this weekly, or close to it, and serve it with big bags of Fritos. I haven't had Fritos in a looong time, because they aren't exactly low-carb and I've pretty much lost my taste for them, but the rest of this meal is still a super quick and delicious dinner – my kids ask for it all the time! (By the way, if I find Fritos on sale, I would grab a bag and let the kids go to town on Taco Stack-ups with Fritos while I go to town on Taco Stack-Ups without Fritos).

When I started eating the Trim Healthy Mama way, I wanted a Trim Healthy Mama taco recipe,  but didn't now how to navigate the world of tacos without tortillas or chips. Fortunately, this satisfies my cravings and it's SO simple and easy that it makes a perfect weeknight meal!

Here's the quick and easy recipe – I hope you enjoy it!


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Quick, yummy recipe for busy evenings!
Serves: 8
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 packets taco seasoning (I look for gluten-free with no added carbs); or make your own
  • 1 14.5 oz can tomato sauce
  1. Spray a skillet or pan with coconut oil spray
  2. Brown ground beef
  3. When ground beef is nearly cooked, sprinkle with taco seasoning and stir to combine flavors
  4. Add tomato sauce, stir, and simmer on low for 5 minutes
  5. Serve the meat with bowls of sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced black olives, cilantro, lime wedges, salsa, and guacamole.
  6. Stack the taco meat and other ingredients as desired.
  7. Cheese and sour cream are optional if you need to eat dairy-free.

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  1. Good recipe for a taco bar too! Bowls of the ingredients you mentioned, plus things like black beans, rice, fritos (like you mentioned for the kiddos). Such an easy way to feed a group and they can eat as their diets/tastes allow. Thanks again for a great recipe!!!
    I also double or triple the meat part and freeze the rest for quick meals down the road!

    1. Hi Laura! We use El Paso because my daughter has Celiac disease, and we know that one is gluten-free. But any taco seasoning with no carbs or sugars added (or even a homemade recipe – I like Rachel Ray’s) would work in this recipe.

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