low histamine beef taco recipe

Low Histamine Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

It's time to turn your dinner table into a low histamine Mexican fiesta... in under 20 minutes!

Tacos contain a million and one high histamine ingredients...and, I bet you never thought you could have them again.

Well, think again - because you can enjoy traditional foods when you’re histamine intolerant!

Now, I understand that eating low histamine isn't always easy... in fact, eating a low histamine diet can be SO restrictive. Even putting together a basic salad can seem like a chore! I mean, is it even a salad if it doesn’t contain tomatoes?!

And, you’d think the same when it comes to ground beef tacos, wouldn't you? Juicy tomatoes tie in the flavours of the ground meat, and tomato paste or puree is what gives it that delicious level of sauciness.

But you’re no longer supposed to eat tomatoes - so, what gives? Like with a salad, if you know what you're doing, you can totally skip the tomato, and still bring about loads of flavour in your dishes… and, if you don't know how - that's fine too, because I'm about to tell you

As of today, you can start enjoying taco night once again without worrying about the havoc it’s going to wreak on your histamine levels and symptoms.

Low Histamine Beef Tacos Recipe: Nutrition Info

Beef is low in histamine when it is cooked from fresh or, frozen from fresh and left to thaw in the refrigerator. That makes beef a low histamine, high protein ingredient that's very versatile and can be used in many different dishes.

Today, you’ll enjoy it stuffed into a corn tortilla, with some other amazing and nutritious toppings to give it that perfect Mexican kick!

Plain beef can taste a bit… beefy. So, you’ll want to add some yummy spices to it to bring out more of the hearty flavour it has. Ground cumin and coriander are low histamine options, as long as they are organic and contain no other enhancers or chemical modifications. Along with minced garlic - which has antimicrobial properties - and a little salt and pepper, you’re set!

Instead of wheat tortillas, corn tortillas can be a great alternative. Particularly if you're also avoiding gluten. Small, soft corn tortillas can be easily filled with your ground beef and other ingredients, and lightly toasted on the grill or in a pan with a little olive oil if you need that crunch. Leaving them soft is good, too!

Lastly, you can chop up some other fresh ingredients to add those vibrant colours, which is where red onion, red cabbage, cucumber and cilantro come in. They’ll add that bold flavour and crunch to really give these tacos some deep personality.

Got other favourite low histamine greens you want to include? Go ahead, toss them into your taco!

When you sit down to eat, you’ll hardly believe that this typically greasy, heavy, histamine-filled food can actually be good for you- and that they can be ready in under 20 minutes!

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Low Histamine Beef Tacos Recipe

Makes 4 servings
Calories: 448 (Carbohydrate: 25g; Protein: 36g; Fat: 20g)


  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

For serving:

  • 8 Soft corn tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Red onion, diced
  • Red cabbage, diced
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Romaine lettuce


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  2. While stirring, add the cumin, coriander, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and mix well to combine.
  3. Remove the beef from the heat and immediately serve it spooned onto the soft tortillas, with a serving each of fresh cilantro leaves, diced red onions, red cabbage, lettuce and cucumber.

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