Simple and delicious crunchy beef taquitos...gluten, & grain-free!
Mexican food is our favorite and I can guarantee you, I prepare some kind of Mexican dish just about every week. These crunchy beef taquitos are at the top of our list and are so easy to pull together.
A taquito is a Mexican dish that consists of a rolled up crispy tortilla that contains a meat and cheese filling. The tortilla is baked or fried and then topped with toppings such as guacamole, salsa and sour cream.
Typically, taquitos are made with corn shells and if you follow my recipes, you know I'm not a big fan of corn.
In my early twenties, I began studying up on certain foods and how they affect our body. After much research, corn was one of the first foods I eliminated from my diet. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't just thrilled about it because one of my favorite things in the world is tortilla chips and salsa. But after learning so much about this grain, it wasn't worth the risk. The bad thing is, corn is in a lot of products under many different names. You really have to read your labels and know your ingredients.
Corn is often considered a vegetable, but in fact it is a grain. Grains promote inflammation in the body and many are surprised at how much better they feel after eliminating grains such as: corn, wheat, barley, rye, oats and soy. I am a living testimony to this. I dealt with many health issues, the most troublesome being neck, knee and back pain. Praise The Lord, I am living pain-free today. Eliminating corn was a big part of the healing process for me.
Oh and in case you didn't know, corn is also used to fatten cattle up and that is exactly what it does to humans as well...um, no thanks! I go into a little more detail on this subject if you want to check that out, just go to my blog post, Grain-Free Crunchy Beef Tacos to read all about it.
Thankfully, there are some pretty amazing corn-free alternatives out there where my family can enjoy all of our favorite Mexican dishes. A few years ago, I discovered some of the best grain-free products introduced to the market from a company called Siete Foods. When I heard this awesome news and tried them for myself, it was a complete dream. The first product of theirs I tried was Siete Almond Flour Tortillas. I could hardly contain my excitement! These tortillas were absolutely delicious and close to the real thing. My family was pretty excited as well.
These tortilla shells are made with nothing but real-food ingredients. They are corn free, but also avocado oil is used instead of canola/vegetable oil. Canola and vegetable oil is highly inflammatory unlike avocado oil. This is such a big deal when trying to eliminate inflammatory foods and ingredients. So you can see why these products are an answer to prayer!
This meal is one of the quickest and easiest meals to put together...oh, and very inexpensive.
So, there you go, these are so delicious and I know you will love them too! Let us know if you give this Mexican dish a try...we would love to hear!
My favorite tortilla chip alternative that comes close to the real thing, is Siete Grain-Free Tortilla chips. Whether we are out eating or at home enjoying chips and salsa, this is our solution. We prefer the sea salt version for chips and salsa and the Ranch and Nacho flavor for snacking.
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