Paleo Taco Casserole with Sweet Potato Crust Recipe

 

 This is my favorite recipes of all time. To dies for.                                                                                                                                       Paleo Taco Casserole with Sweet Potato Crust Recipe by paleonewbie                                                                PaleoNewbie-R-11-6-Taco-Casserole-1266x850                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Ingredients

Taco Seasoning Mix
    • 1 tbs chili powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp ground pepper
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Casserole Ingredients
    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1 large raw sweet potato, grated
    • 1 egg, whisked
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
    • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
    • 1 green chili pepper, chopped
Garnish
  • Olives, diced tomatoes, sliced avocados – or whatever finishing toppings you like

Instructions

  1. First combine all the taco seasoning ingredients in a small bowl – set aside
  2. In a frying pan add 2 tbs of a fat of your choice (I used coconut oil)
  3. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add the ground beef, onions and peppers and 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning. Cook until ground beef is brown and veggies are tender
  4. Next add the 1/2 cup tomato sauce, and stir. Simmer awhile to allow flavors to combine, and set aside
  5. Next peel and grate the sweet potato, and place in a small mixing bowl
  6. In another small bowl, whisk 1 egg, and pour it into the sweet potato bowl
  7. Mix egg and sweet potato together
  8. Grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish (or similar size pie pan) with coconut oil, then press the potato/egg mixture into bottom and sides of dish to form a crust
  9. Next pour the cooked meat and veggie mixture over the crust and even out into a flat layer
  10. Bake at 350º F for about 30 minutes
  11. Remove from oven and garnish with diced tomatoes, olives, and avocado slices (or whatever garnishes you like)
  12. Scoop and serve hot

 

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