In honor of Earth Day, I’ve got an article/podcast for you on the benefits to the environment of grass-fed livestock (vs grain-fed/feedlot). And, in keeping with that topic, I thought a recipe using high quality, delicious grass-fed ground beef was a good fit!

For the seasoning of the ground beef, I usually like to make my own mixture, but recently I ordered pre-seasoned taco meat from Wild Pastures, which tasted great and was a nice time saver. So, you’ve got options! Here’s my homemade version:

Taco Salad

Servings: 1
Calories: 1720kcal


Taco Seasoning Mix:

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt smoked
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Now, for this colorful, nutritious and delicious salad!

Taco Salad:

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil can also use coconut oil or pastured butter
  • 1 yellow onion medium sized, chopped
  • 1 bulb garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef grass fed, either pre-seasoned, or with above mixture added
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 head lettuce medium sized, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red tomato medium sized; diced or 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2-3 stalks scallions thinly sliced

Optional garnishes:


Calories: 1720kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 93g | Fat: 123g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 60g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 322mg | Sodium: 2857mg | Potassium: 3903mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 9718IU | Vitamin C: 419mg | Calcium: 395mg | Iron: 18mg

Taco Seasoning Mix