HOLY FLAVOR! This is the best way I can describe this recipe for Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef. What comes to mind when you hear the words, “comfort food?” Mashed potatoes? Gravy? Full of calories? Carb loaded? Quite often, when we are following a certain “diet” or alternative eating lifestyle, we are challenged when it comes to being able to enjoy comfort food. Not today, my friends. Today, I managed to create a dish that will not only provide you with comfort, but also, without the GUILT. In addition, it is Paleo and Keto friendly. Honestly, this recipe for Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef is OUT OF THIS WORLD!
I was tasked to create a beef recipe utilizing one of Kevin’s Natural Food Sauces. For this, I decided on their fabulous Tomatillo Taco Sauce. As soon as I opened the pouch and took a little taste, I knew this sauce was a winner. However, I was certain that I was just not going to recreate another beef taco recipe. In addition, I wanted to somehow incorporate my recipe for Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower. A recipe, of which, I used Kevin’s Natural Foods Cilantro Lime Sauce to create. Low and behold, I did just that. I cannot even explain to you how excited I was to be able to marry these two dishes. Additionally, not only was I able to create one dish out of this spectacular Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef, I developed two!
As an alternative to braising in the oven, you can easily throw the ingredients for the shredded beef into a crock pot or slow cooker in the morning, and have this beautiful dish ready for dinner that evening. However, I would recommend browning the beef before placing into a slow cooker.
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HOW TO PREPARE TOMATILLO TACO SHREDDED BEEF
If you are looking to keep this recipe Paleo, be sure to use grass-fed beef. Also, in order to get that perfect sear on the beef, it is crucial to allow the meat to come to room temperature. Trim most of the fat off of the beef and cut into chunks. Heat oven to 325 degrees. In an enameled cast iron pot, heat up the olive oil to medium-high. Season the beef chunks with a generous amount of kosher salt and black pepper.
Start browning the meat in batches. Doing this, will allow the meat to sear and brown, nicely. Transfer each batch to a bowl and reserve. Once all of the beef chunks have been seared, toss the garlic cloves into the pot. Allow them to cook for just a minute. Deglaze the pot with one cup of the chicken bone broth. You may be wondering why I use chicken bone broth instead of beef. In my opinion, chicken just has so much more flavor. Scrape up the browned bits on the bottom.
Pour in two pouches of Kevin’s Tomatillo Taco Sauce. Add the reserved seared beef, along with any juices, back to the pot. Check the liquid levels. The beef needs to be almost fully covered. This is where you may need to add the additional cup of chicken bone broth. Squeeze in the lime juice. Bring the pot to just under a boil. Cover and place into the oven for at least an hour and a half to two hours, or until the meat is super tender. Check the liquid levels a few times while the meat is braising. Add additional chicken bone broth, if needed.
Once the beef is super tender, remove from the oven and begin shredding on a plate, or in a bowl. Add the Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef back to the pot. As an alternative, you can just ladle the juice on top of the shredded beef.
Now that we have created this incredible Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef, if you can stop yourself from devouring it all right out of the pot/bowl (which may very difficult to do), let’s use it as the star in the show in a few recipes. One of the things I love most above this recipe is its versatility. I’m fairly certain you can come up with a few more great ideas.
TOMATILLO TACO SHREDDED BEEF WITH CILANTRO LIME ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RICE
As mentioned earlier, if you are looking for a comforting dish without the guilt, this is IT! Honestly, I felt like I was eating a bowl of gravy laden, shredded beef on top of a bed of white rice. Basically, place a few spoonfuls of my Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower, that has been riced, into a bowl. Cover with another few spoonfuls of the Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef. Ladle on a bit of the fabulous sauce. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve with lime wedges and ENJOY!
TOMATILLO TACO SHREDDED BEEF LETTUCE TACOS
As an alternative recipe, make these fabulous, fresh and clean, lettuce tacos. Fill each Romaine lettuce leaf with a generous amount of the Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef. Top with pickled red onions and diced avocado. Serve with halved cherry tomatoes and lime wedges. ENJOY!
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