Gluten Free Crock Pot BBQ Taco Salad. A tasty Taco Salad with a little BBQ Bean and Beef kick! Easy to make in the crock pot, healthy, and perfect to use for multiple meals!
Well guys, it’s time to enjoy a Monday off! But you know what that means…
Labor day is here and Summer is officially coming to an end soon! I know many of you are out there soaking up the last bit of sunshine and Barbecue, which is why I have a BBQ recipe for you today combined with a Taco recipe you can enjoy Tuesday (Taco Tuesday). Consider this my farewell to Summer recipe. Pretty soon pumpkin will take it’s place!
That being said, I did not BBQ grill this meat. Gasp! I know, it’s way to hot here to do that. In fact, it all (minus the salad) went in the crock pot, yet again. I know what you’re thinking.
Why in the world is she on a crock pot kick?
And I kindly reply —> because it’s 100F here. I don’t feel like sweating much more outside by the grill. Haha!
- Slow cooking meats and beans perserves more of it’s nutrients (versus cooking on extreme high heat)
- Soaking then Slow cooking beans allows for more (but not all) phytic acid to be broken down. Learn more about phytic acid here.
- Rinsing and Slow Cooking beans can help reduce raffinose. Raffinose is a sugar found in beans. Many have a hard time digesting raffinose since humans don’t have the enzyme to break it down. Raffinose is similar to lactose, some can tolerate, others can’t. It’s best to ferment or slow cook beans for ease of digestion..
To conclude —> You’re tummy with thank you! And maybe then those beans won’t be called the “musical fruit.” If you get what I’m saying. Not to “toot” my own horn or anything, but I am getting pretty darn good at slow cooking foods for better digestion, haha. Pun intended. 😉
Okay, moving on to this recipe. There are two ways to make it. The faster way and the super easy but longer and more friendly to your gut way. I’m going got give you both. Because, let’s face it, sometimes (a lot of times) we need the faster recipe version just in case.Print
For more information on how to slow cook beans, see the Kitchn.com.
Oh and you will definitely have leftover meat/beans if you are are just serving 1-2 people. I like to save meat and beans for a sloppy joe the next day. Just add cooked green beans a little more tomato sauce! Served on Mikey’s toasted Onion bread (Paleo).
You can also use this meat to make Greek Style Tacos! See, I’m just prepping you for Taco Tuesday. You’re welcome!
What are you BBQ’ing today?
If you still need a quick NO BAKE dessert to make, I highly recommend these PB trail mix bites! Just sayin..
Have a JOYOUS Labor day friends!