Homemade Organic Hamburger Helper Crunchy Taco

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Hamburger Helper:

For the Topping Mix:

  • 3 Tbsp. organic masa harina (corn flour)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1/4 cup organic sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Sweet Whey (not powdered)
  • 1 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. organic turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. organic paprika

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Prepare the Rice:  Place the rice, 1 Tbsp. home rendered tallow/organic pasture butter, 1 tsp. Real Salt,1-1/2 cups of vegetable stock and 1-1/2 cups of beef stock into a 1 quart saucepan with lid; Cover, bring to a boil then immediately reduce the heat and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
  2. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Beef Mix or Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Pork Mix:  Pour 1/4 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into a deep saucepan with lid;  Add the frozen meat mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces, then add the tomatoes and garlic.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 5.
  3. Brown the beef in a saucepan until halfway done.
  4. Add the onions then saute with the ground beef for 5 minutes; Add the tomatoes and garlic, then saute until the beef is brown and the onions are clear.
  5. Pour in the beef stock, vegetable stock and tomato paste; Stir well.
  6. Stir in 1/2 tsp. salt, chili pepper powder, taco seasoning and turmeric until well blended.
  7. While the dish is simmering, make the topping mix:  In a chef’s saucepan, warm the 2 Tbsp. butter (or tallow) until bubbly; Add the flour, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper; Cook for 1 minute over medium heat.  Pour 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup whey into the flour mixture and stir until well combined; Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until it begins to thicken.  Add the cheeses to the milk mixture while stirring to blend.  Make sure to stir often or the sauce will try to burn. Leave on lowest heat setting, covered; Stir occasionally until needed.   (DO NOT cook on higher than a medium temperature!)
  8. Slowly bring the skillet mixture to a boil then simmer, covered, until the rice is finished; Stir in the cooked rice.
  9. Crumble the corn chips and sprinkle over the rice mixture
  10. Drizzle the cheese sauce over the crumbled corn chips.
  11. Garnish with any combination of the following, as desired:  sliced Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos, sliced Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos, sliced organic kalamata olives, silced organic garlic-stuffed green onions, fresh organic cilantro, organic shredded or sliced lettuce, sliced organic green onions, and/or diced organic avocados.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Slow Cooker Chunky Taco Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb. grass-fed organic ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Organic Beef Stock
  • 1/4 cup reserved kidney bean liquid
  • 1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups organic frozen corn
  • 2 cups cooked organic kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups cooked organic black beans, drained
  • 1 cup freshly diced organic tomato  [1 medium]
  • 1 cup diced organic red onion
  • 4 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. minced Homemade Organic Pickled Jalapenos; OR Homemade Organic Pickled Serranos
  • 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 4 Tbsp. organic masa harina (corn flour); OR unbleached organic white flour mixed with 4 Tbsp. unchlorinated and unfluoridated water (slurry)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh organic cilantro; OR 1 Tbsp. organic dried cilantro (optional)
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • organic tortilla chips, for serving

Here’s How I do it:

Slow Cooker:

  1. Add all ingredients except the slurry and tortilla chips and cook on low for 5-6 hours; Add the slurry 30 minutes before the cook time ends, and stir until well combined.
  2. Serve from the slow cooker with tortilla chips on the side for dipping.
  3. This recipe yields approximately 11 cups of dip.
  4. Enjoy!


  1. Cook the ground beef and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning in a large skillet until browned, breaking up any large chunks.
  2. Add the beef stock, bean drippings, crushed tomatoes, corn, kidney beans, black beans, garlic, hot peppers, 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning, and salt; Stir to combine well.
  3. Increase the heat to boiling, then reduce and allow to simmer for 20  minutes; Add the slurry to the skillet and allow to simmer until thickened.
  4. Transfer the dip to your warmer.
  5. Serve from the warmer with tortilla chips on the side for dipping.
  6. This recipe yields approximately 11 cups of dip.
  7. Enjoy!

This would also be delicious as a burrito, taco, taco salad, taco bowl, etc.

Homemade Organic Taco Seasoning

I got the original recipe from Food Renegade.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 Tbsp. organic Homemade Organic Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. organic oregano
  • 1 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1  Tbsp. organic ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients until well blended.
  2. Store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or a glass spice jar.
  3. Enjoy!