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Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

Although Chipotle’s barbacoa is made with beef only, this recipe tastes very similar and just as delicious, even though it is beef and chicken. By including shredded chicken in this recipe, the impact on the environment and your health is lessened, and it creates longer strands than lean stew beef alone, making it seem more authentic and improving the texture.

You can make extra sauce and store it in the freezer to cut down on prep time the next time you make this dish. Thaw the sauce before using.

Adapted from this recipe.

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Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 20 minutes
Although Chipotle’s barbacoa is made with beef only, this recipe tastes very similar and just as delicious, even though it is beef and chicken. By including shredded chicken in this recipe, the impact on the environment and your health is lessened, and it creates longer strands than lean stew beef alone, making it seem more authentic and improving the texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1lb stew meat
  • 1-2lb boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or about 3 cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoons black pepper

Directions

Step 1
Heat coconut in a large skillet (stainless steel or cast iron preferred) on medium-high, then add stew beef. Cook until sides are browned, then place into slow cooker. Add chicken to pan and brown, then place into slow cooker.
Step 2
To make adobo sauce, combine apple cider vinegar, lime juice, chipotle chlies, garlic, cumin, oregano, black pepper, salt, and cloves in food processor and blend until smooth.
Step 3
Pour adobo sauce over meat and add bay leaves and chicken broth. Cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
Step 4
Remove meat from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Combine with remaining liquid and serve.

Mexican Zucchini Fritters

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Ingredients

1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup poblano pepper, diced

2 cups zucchini, shredded

1/4 cup green onion, sliced

4 eggs, whisked

1/2 cup almond meal

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon cumin

salt and pepper to taste

coconut oil for cooking

 

Directions

Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add about 1 teaspoon coconut oil. When the pan is hot, add onions. Cook 1-2 minutes, then add garlic, and cook for 30-60 seconds until fragrant. Add bell peppers and poblano peppers. Cook until vegetables are somewhat tender and onions are somewhat translucent. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine zucchini, green onion, eggs, almond meal, cumin, salt and pepper, then stir in cooked pepper mixture. Preheat a nonstick pan (such as cast iron or ceramic, not Teflon) over medium heat and add about 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil. Once pan is hot, add about 1/4 of the zucchini mixture. Once the edges are cooked and the underside is golden brown, flip the fritter. Cook until the underside is golden brown.

 

Note: If you don’t have almond meal, you could try coconut flour or whole wheat flour, but I haven’t personally tried it.

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Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Taco Meatloaf

Serves: 4-5

Time: About 1 Hour

 

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Onion, Finely Diced

1/2 Cup Celery, Finely Diced (Optional)

1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, Finely Diced

1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil or cooking oil of choice

1 Egg (Free-Range and Organic if possible)

1 Pound Ground Beef (I used Organic Grass-Fed 85% Lean) – You could try ground chicken or turkey, but I haven’t tried it yet

1/2 Cup Almond or Cashew Meal

1/2 Cup Chunky Salsa

Seasoning Mix (If you don’t have all of these ingredients, you could probably use about 3 Tablespoons of taco seasoning, but I personally haven’t tried it):

1 Teaspoon Cumin

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano (or 1 Tablespoon Fresh)

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Toppings

2 Cups Lettuce, Shredded

1 Cup Tomato (or 2 tomatoes), Chopped

1 Medium Avocado, Chopped

Other Options: Sliced olives, cheese (not paleo), jalapenos, diced bell peppers, or anything else you’d put on a taco!)

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Preheat a frying pan on medium high and add coconut oil. When the pan is hot, add the onions and bell peppers. Stir occasionally and cook until vegetables are lightly browned, about 7 minutes. In a large bowl, lightly whisk the egg, then add ground beef, almond or cashew flour, salsa, and seasoning mix. After allowing cooked vegetables to cool a bit, add them to the beef mixture. Form into a loaf and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165. Top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and other desired toppings.

Taco Meatloaf 2

Taco Meatloaf 3

I served this with sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

 

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 1/5 Recipe, includes meatloaf with toppings of lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Calories 370. Total Fat 26g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 9g. Total Carbs 11g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugar 4g. Protein 22g

Spanish Cauliflower “Rice”

Spanish Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

1 Head Cauliflower

1 Medium Red Onion, Chopped

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 15-Oz. Can Tomato Sauce

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 Tbsp Chili powder

Salt to taste

 

Directions

Grate cauliflower on a box grater. Heat coconut oil in a fry pan on medium heat, then add onions and cauliflower. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, then add tomato sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add salt to taste.