Nom Nom Paleo + Whole30 by Michelle Tam

Day Nineteen! You’re almost out of your teens! If you’ve made it this far, my guess is that you’re already feeling the benefits of doing a Whole30. Melissa Hartwig calls this “Tiger Blood”—your energy levels have increased, and you’re feeling chipper and self-confident. You’re kicking butt and taking names. This is a momentous occasion, and calls for an equally momentous meal: Whole30 Mexican Beef!

Whole30 Mexican Beef by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

There are two ways to make this classic Nom Nom Paleo dish: braising it in the oven or cooking it in your trusty pressure cooker (or Instant Pot!). Choose a method to make my Whole30 Mexican Beef, and click the corresponding pics below for the instructions:


Whole30 Mexican Beef by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

Get the recipe for Oven Braised Mexican Beef here!


Whole30 Mexican Beef by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

Get the recipe for Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Mexican Beef here!

You can’t go wrong with either method, but as a certified Instant Pot-head, you know I’m going to recommend breaking out an electric pressure cooker if you have one. It’s way faster and easier, and you won’t have to babysit the beef while it cooks. (I don’t know about you, but I barely have the energy to watch own my kids, let alone babysit a pot of meat in the oven.) Stick everything in an Instant Pot, and it’ll cook while you’re out on the town, at work, at school, or even when you’re fast asleep!

P.S. Want more Paleo Instant Pot recipes? Check ’em out here!

A note to my Nomsters: This is one of a series of daily blog posts I’m writing in the month of January 2018 to help those doing a Whole30 to kick off the New Year. Not sure what the Whole30 is, or want info on how to get started? Read my Whole30 prep post—and then come back to Nom Nom Paleo every single day for recipes to inspire, delight, and sustain you on your Whole30!

And remember: Throughout January 2018, I’m partnering with Whole Foods Market nationwide! In all Whole Foods Market stores, you’ll find my personally curated Nom Nom Paleo Picks on the shelves, a rotating menu of ready-to-eat Nom Nom Paleo dishes in the hot bar, and even my famous Magic Mushroom Powder available for sale!

Nom Nom Paleo X Whole Foods Market by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo

Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!

Recipe IndexNom Nom Paleo CookbooksNom Nom Paleo App

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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