Craving a taco pie since going paleo? All that flakey crust, ground beef, spices, sour cream and tons of cheese? Well…
…you can’t exactly have that anymore!
But hold on…this paleo recipe lets you whip up the next best thing: a clean taco pie bursting with south of the border seasonings, hearty meat, a crumbly crust, and fresh veggies.
It’s everything you love about a traditional taco pie – minus the dairy and gluten binders.
Ready to try this one? Oh I bet you are! Let me tell you about it…
The crust is made from almond meal, with a sprinkling of taco spices baked into the crust to give it a little extra flavor kick.
And just so you know, this taco pie paleo recipe won’t hold together quite as well as the ones you’re used to. Those keep their shape better thanks to all the cheese and wheat glues – the stuff you need to avoid if you’re paleo. [av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-39ltmt’]
But so what? Eating paleo isn’t always pretty. And besides, the awesome layers of flavors you’ll be scooping up with every bite will more than make up for the somewhat wobbly structure of this taco dish.
And here’s a surprise…when we grabbed some pie crust from the bottom of the plate, it tasted like we’d added tortilla chips! How that happened, I don’t have a clue…but I like it!
And just in case you’re thinking this taco pie crust is gonna turn out all mushy, think again.
The secret is pre-baking the crust a little bit to create a good, solid shell before you add the taco filling. You’ll see how in the recipe below.
And I can’t rave enough about the flavors from the spices and meat you’ll get from this recipe – so, so good!
You can make this taco pie paleo recipe as either a full-blown pie, or do the mini version in individual ramekins so everyone can dig into their own personal pie.
Either way, this easy-as-pie recipe is delish! It definitely satisfied my taco craving.
We’ll be making this one a staple around our house! Don’t miss out…give this one a try!
- 1 Tbsp 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
- 2 cups of almond flour
- 2 eggs - whisked
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 or 2 Tbsp of the taco seasoning (see above)
- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef – browned (grass-fed beef recommended)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 green pepper, diced
- 2 Tbsp taco seasoning (see above)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 can (14 oz) of diced tomatoes with green chilies, liquid drained
- 2 avocados, diced
- First combine ingredients for the taco seasoning in a small bowl - set aside
- In a frying pan add 2 tablespoons of fat, any kind you want
- Add ground beef, onions and peppers. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned and cooked through and the veggies are tender
- Drain fat from pan
- Add 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix
- Next add 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, and stir
- Simmer awhile to let flavors combine
- Time to make the crust...
- In a medium bowl combine almond flour, whisked eggs and coconut oil into a dough (I used a wooden spoon, then my hands)
- This will make a 9-inch pie crust, or enough for about 4 ramekins
- Grease the pie pan or ramekins
- Mix dough and form for whichever size (pie pan or smaller dishes) you will be using
- Press into pie pan or ramekins to form a crust
- Bake jat 350º F unfilled for about 8-10 min
- Remove from oven and add the taco filling from the pan
- Top with some diced tomatoes
- Return to oven and bake at 350º F for another 20 minutes
- Top with slices of avocado or whatever garnish you would like
- Dig in and enjoy!
This looks amazing! Do you mind if I feature it on my website? I’ll give you 100% credit! Happy to talk more about it if you have questions or concerns!
Yes Kristen. Please share! :) Thank you!
Crust is in the oven now. Excited to try this. Thanks for the recipe.
Hope you all enjoyed Judy! :)
Teaspoon or Tablespoon of cocount oil? Tbsp or tsp?
Tablespoon…tbs is our lazy way of writing tablespoon
I don’t see in the recipe when you add the can of tomatoes & chilis?
After the meat is browned. :)
Thanks so much for this recipe. It looks amazing. I am going to share this on my FB page. I can’t wait to try it either :o)
Eileen, thank you! I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think! :)
I have discovered that mashing some avocado with a bit of coconut milk and splashing in some lime juice makes a delicious creamy topping that can kick sour cream’s butt any day. ; )
Rebecca, that’s such a great idea! Sounds awesome!
what do you mean by add a fat of your choice? what did you use?
Some people like coconut oil, ghee or even bacon fat. I used coconut oil. :)
We are diabetic in our house do you know the amount of carbs in this recipe. I would love to try it we love tacos.
I’m sorry Sharon, we do not calculate nutritional values in our recipes at this time.
My husband & I had this for dinner tonight, and it was totally amazing! We loved it! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. This is going to be a weekly must-have for us!:)
Can I use AP white or wheat flour? We have a nut allergy at my house.
Heather, I have only made it with almond flour. I’m sure you could use any kind, but I’m sure it would have to be adapted to your specific flour.
Has anyone tried this with shredded chicken or pork?
You can use this with any meat you like. We have had it with chicken and turkey and it’s awesome! :)
The coconut oil for the crust…do I melt it or add “as is”? I’ve never made a crust before.
Hi Lia, yes melted coconut oil. I hope you like it! :)
I was curious as to what the difference is between almond meal and almond flour? I made this tonight with almond flour and the crust just didn’t taste right.
Carrie, there really isn’t much difference, however I have found some brands are more coarse than others. They vary a lot from each brand. I prefer Honeyville. It’s fine in texture and is consistent with texture.
This looks awesome! I cannot wait to try this! Thank you!
Hi, this looks great. How much ground beef dd u use? I’m not sure what your large package weighs.
Hi Heather! My bad. That’s 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of beef or turkey. :) Sorry, I will get that corrected.
This looks great, but my son cant have almond flour. Can I substitute another flour? He is also gluten free.
There is a website called thecoconutmama.com. She has a great coconut flour crust recipe. I’m sure it would be great as well!
This was AMAZING! I made it 2 weeks ago and i’m making it again this week! It’s even better the second day! So glad i discovered your blog!
Liz, thank you for the nice comment! It is tasty and I agree, the next day leftovers are yummy! Thank you for visiting my blog! :)
how much did your pkg of ground beef weigh?
Sorry! It’s was about 1 pound. :)
do you know how many calories this?
I’m sorry. No, we don’t do calorie counts yet. All I can guarantee is it good clean food free of preservatives, gluten and sugar. :)
Since going Paleo, I have missed tacos more than anything else. This recipe fixed that! Thank you SO MUCH!
Yay! I’m so glad. That’s my goal, to try to recreate some of your favorites Paleo style! Thanks for your comment! :)
What degree oven?
Hi Enjoli – sorry we left the oven temperature off the original post. It’s corrected now. Your oven temperature should be set at 350-degrees F for both the unfilled pie crust and the pie with the filling added. Thank you for catching that error! Hope you enjoy Enjoli!
I am making this as we speak and it smells great! And I made extra taco seasoning mix for next time! Thanks!!!
Thanks Carly! :)