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AIP Mexican Ground Beef (Paleo, Meal Prep option)

AIP Mexican Ground Beef is a great way to enjoy a variety of nightshade-free easy Mexican dinners! Use on salads, in tortillas, to make quick soup and for bowls. Also Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free and Keto.
Course DInner, lunch, Main Course, Meat
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword aip, ground beef, mexican, nightshade-free, paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 299kcal
Author Megan
Cost $6


  • skillet


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons water or broth
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • optional: 1 teaspoon tamarind paste A great fridge staple for AIP (and all) cooking, with a rich citrus flavor.

AIP Mexican Herb and Spice Mixture (You will only use HALF of this recipe, so save half for next time.)

  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried ginger powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace optional


  • In a small bowl, stir together all of the Mexican herbs and spices. Divide the mixture into 2 portions, or measure out about 1-½ Tablespoons. Set one portion to the side, which you'll use in this recipe. (Store and label the second portion in a small jar with lid for next time.)
  • Add meat and sea salt to large sauté pan. Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up meat with a spatula. After a 2 to 3 minutes, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until most of the pink is gone, about 5 more minutes.
  • Add herbs and spices, except tamarind paste. Cook another 2 minutes, until herbs and spices are fragrant and all pink is gone.
  • Add tamarind and 2 Tablespoons water (or broth), moving meat around in the pan until they're fully incorporated.
    ground beef cooked up in pan
  • Turn off heat, and serve. Use for salads, bowls, tacos and soups. Garnish with fresh cilantro, avocado and lime.


Paleo AIP Tortilla recipes:

Homemade Bone Broth to make soup


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg