Happy Cinco de Mayo! – Which is a great excuse for Americans to party and eat tacos. So, I’m totally down with that. Last year I had to go easy on the tacos because I was trying to get ready for this BIG competition, and I didn’t want to go too hard. Lame, right? So maybe I’ll make up for it this year or something. Actually, probably not. But I’ll celebrate with at least some tacos.  

Trivia time. May 5th really isn’t Mexico’s Independence day. Did you know that?I think it’s September 16th or something like that. I would know because 2 years ago, we were actually in Mexico for their Independence Day, and because of Daniel’s and my competitive drive and determination to win, we won this sombrero. 

So Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of you out there reading this. What are you going to do to celebrate? I am hoping that Spotify gives us a great playlist for Ethnic Music Friday in the gym. We’ve been taking different cultures/origins and playing their music on Fridays while we workout….not like for class or anything, because that would be weird. But in between classes is cool. Also, in the hustle of tomorrow, I need to remember that Cinco de Mayo is also the 4th anniversary of when we rescued one of our greatest blessings, Rocco the bulldog. So, I will do something to celebrate him. Maybe a puppichino, or a burger, or a taco, or something like that. 

Hopefully you’re going to do something fun. So, I wanted to show off these tacos we (92% Daniel) made. After that, I’m throwing some old school recipes we’ve made that you can try out today, this weekend, or whenever.

Slow Roasted Beef Paleo Tacos

 

Makes 4 tacos – with a lot of beef leftover

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes. 

Ingredients:

(For the beef):

  • 1 beef shoulder These come in different sizes. Our’s was a little over a pound. 

  • coconut aminos sauce (you can find this at publix, vitamin shoppe, whole foods, and amazon – 1/4 cup. 

  • cilantro – chopped – about 1 handful. 

(For the tortillas):

  • 3 eggs – whisked 

  • Coconut flour – 2 tbsp. 

  • Coconut milk (canned) – 1/2 cup

  • Coconut oil spray (for pan)

Instructions

(For the beef):

  • Slow roast entire shoulder in crock pot (8 hours minimum, but little guy ended up in there for about 12 hours, and he was good.  Pour 1/4 cup coconut aminos sauce over beef, as well as a handful of cilantro.

  • Beef should shred when it’s cooked and ready. 

(For the tortillas):

  • Whisk together 3 eggs 

  • Add 2 tbsp coconut flour and 1/2 cup of canned coconut milk.

  • Spray pan with coconut oil. 

  • Pour about 1/4 of batter on stove (low heat) like pancakes – 1 minute on each side should do. 

  • Repeat for remainder of batter. 

 

Notes: Obviously your taco isn’t complete without some cilantro, lime, veggies, and cheese (if you’re into that). A good option would be this pico that Daniel made one time – or this mango salsa. 

 

Here are some other great Mexican inspired recipes that would be great on a day like today – or any day for that matter.

Breakfast Tacos

Happy Taco Tuesday

Do it for Mexico Breakfast Casserole

Lime Shrimp Fajitas

Mango Salsa

Fiesta Lime Grilled Chicken Wraps

Homemade Pico

Dan’s Guac

Easy Chipotle Cauli Rice Bowls