Tacos are arguably one of the most popular foods in America. You can find them in every region and state, in stand-alone restaurants and shopping malls, and even in food trucks traveling to various destinations. They come with every variety of flavors imaginable, and they are always delicious. However, one issue when healing from chronic illness is finding gluten free tacos when you want them.
Many tacos come with flour tortillas, which are something that cannot be eaten by someone who must avoid gluten. Corn tortillas are an alternative if you have no issues with corn, but unfortunately I do. In many people with gluten sensitivities and allergies, the protein in corn looks a lot like gluten, which causes the body to react to corn in the exact same way.
My main focus whenever I’m making a meal is to create the healthiest meal that I can in the shortest amount of time. This can be difficult knowing that I have to avoid gluten, corn, dairy, and many other ingredients to facilitate healing.
Then I found Simply Organic Southwest Taco Simmer Sauce. Y’all, this is a game changer. It’s so easy, you just add the package of simmer sauce to your meat and let it absorb the flavors, then finish the rest of the prep while it’s simmering.
Finally, a delicious taco seasoning that doesn’t have MSG, gluten, or corn in it. The only ingredients in here are water and organic seasonings. You honestly can’t get much better than that, right?
Simply Gluten Free Tacos
Simply Gluten Free Tacos
Yield 8 tacos
Tacos are one of the most popular foods in America. These gluten free tacos have all the flavor but none of the junk.
- 2 lbs of ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 package of Simply Organic Southwest Taco Simmer Sauce
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- Fresh salsa
- Shredded cheddar cheese (omit if paleo)
- 1 head of romaine lettuce
Saute the beef (or turkey) on medium heat until browned.
Drain the fat, and add the simmer sauce. Stir thoroughly.
Turn heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Wash and dry romaine leaves, slice onion, and shred cheese (optional).
Alternatively, chop lettuce and mix in with onion and cheese for a salad.
Scoop meat into romaine "shells", and top with salsa, onion, and cheddar.
If you're making a salad, mix the salad ingredients into a bowl and top with the meat. Use salsa as salad dressing.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18 g
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 28 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If you’re not a fan of using romaine leaves for taco shells, another (delicious) option is using these coconut wraps! They are made of only coconut and seasoning, and they go so great with many dishes.
My family loved these gluten free tacos. This dinner took me about 20 minutes from start to finish; that’s perfect for my schedule! Now, I don’t want to be in the kitchen for a long time, especially since by dinnertime the kids are usually acting too crazy for me to be able to dedicate much time to cooking anyways.
We are looking forward to seeing what other kinds of delicious meals I can make with these simmer sauces. I think I’m going to plan on Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas next. Sounds amazing, right?
Have you tried any of these Simmer Sauces yet? Which one is your favorite?
This post is sponsored by Simply Organic. I received compensation in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion of their new Simmer Sauce line. All opinions are, as always, my own.