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Chimichurri Street Tacos

A paleo / whole30 taco for everyone.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp bacon grease substitute with butter, ghee or olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1.5 lbs. crimini or baby bella mushrooms diced
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp. butter ghee or olive oil
  • Chimichurri sauce see link in blog post for recipe!
  • 1 sweet pepper sliced
  • 1 C. diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 C. guacamole
  • 1/4 C. queso fresco optional


  • In a large skillet heat butter, ghee or olive oil on medium high heat.
  • Once melted, add the mushrooms, salt to taste and sauté for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • In a separate skillet heat bacon grease (or other cooking oil of your choice) in a large skillet on medium high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot add your onions and cook for roughly 5 minutes and add ground beef and begin to brown.
  • After 5 minutes add the chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and thoroughly combine all ingredients and cook until done, another 5 minutes or so.
  • Once ground beef is cooked and browned add previously cooked mushrooms and combine.
  • Serve meat and mushroom mixture in cleaned leaf of romaine lettuce (or tortilla for the infidels ;) ) and top with additional ingredients to your liking, especially the chimichurri sauce! Eat like a taco and get your grub on!