Minty Mexican Beef

I love the flavor combination of mint and beef. I don’t know what it is about these two ingredients, or what it is that they bring to each others’ flavor profiles, but I love, love, love.

Today’s recipe is a nice base that you can do a lot with. You can put it over salad, put it in lettuce wraps, or serve it on the side of some veggies or cauliflower rice. It’s simple and versatile. Enjoy!

Minty Mexican Beef
One bell pepper, diced
One Anaheim chile, diced
Half a large onion, or one small onion, diced
Two cloves of garlic, minced
Handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped
About 10 oz ground beef
Juice from lime
Seasonings to taste: sea salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, chile powder, menudo mix
Fat of choice (optional depending on the fat content of your meat)



Heat a sauté pan with your fat of choice. Add all veggies, excluding the mint.


Sauté to soften veggies. Add beef.


Break the meat down. Add seasonings. When it’s almost cooked, add mint and lime juice.


Stir. Allow meat to cook thoroughly.


I served mine over lettuce with diced tomatoes, guacamole, and a few olives.


Enjoy! Dinner’s done!


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My name is Ali. I love food and cooking, but I am also incredibly busy. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department at USC. Follow me if you'd like some of my paleo culinary creations! All recipes property of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

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