It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity…and grilled taco pockets

Here in Minnesota, we have a saying:

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

And when it gets above 100F, it’s all bad.  Hot and sticky as a jungle, with stifling humidity.  That means no heating up the house by turning on the oven!  The A/C works hard enough.

The boy was begging for Paleo Dough taco pockets.  What to do?  Grill ’em!

My Weber gas grill has cast iron grates that support a Grill’n’Around baking stone, which enables me to bake on the grill.  (The temp control takes a little practice.)  I’d made these taco pockets in the oven before this crazy heat wave, so I knew how they were supposed to turn out. Always begin with the end in mind.

First, you need to go get the Paleo Dough recipe from Primal Girl!  Mix up a batch.

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I use the food processor because it’s faster and less messy than mixing it by hand.  My dough is orange due to garnet yams.  For some mysterious reason, that formula yields a cheesy flavor that we dairy-free peeps love.   Honestly.  In the finished product, you will see the slightly doughy center that looks, feels and tastes like cheese.  Hallelujah!

Next, make some taco meat.  Find a GF/CF/nightshade-free version HERE.
Let it cool.  Do not drain the grease – it adds yumminess!

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I use a 2oz scoop to portion out the dough.  Flatten it into a disk shape, place a (small) spoonful of taco meat in the center and fold up the sides to form a ball.

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Place on the grill or in the oven for about 18-20 minutes at 425F.

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I baked these on parchment paper, but found the dough bakes up better on the bare stone.

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Good thing, since the paper gets scorched on the grill.

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These are sooo good!  Beware – they are very filling.  They will go fast and you will be stuffed!
If you like, you can serve these with a dip – guacamole, salsa or hot sauce.  Mmm...

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Here is a batch of plain rolls baked on the bare grill stone:

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More variations to come in a Back-to-School Lunches post!

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