Cauliflower Tortilla Recipe with Mexican Braised Brisket & Cholula Hot Sauce

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Cauliflower Tortilla Recipe with Cholula Hot Sauce

Healthy || Paleo || Gluten Free || Dairy Free || Sugar Free || Grain Free || Soy Free


I used to love taco nights, but for a while there I’d given up as healthy alternatives were limited, that is, until now!

I first experienced tacos at boarding school and they were always mega popular! After school, when I moved out of home, we’d buy the supermarket box sets and they were pretty good too. Then one day, I decided to read the label only to conclude that the spice mix for the beef was pretty straight forward, so I started to make my own (cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic, oregano) – how easy is that!? And so basically, this absolutely magical Mexican Beef Brisket recipe stemmed from there.

Embracing the paleo lifestyle these days, I opted for a cauliflower tortilla. Filled with home-cooked Mexican beef brisket, fresh avocado, sauerkraut and our absolute favourite (sugar-free) hot sauce, Cholula Hot Sauce, they are pretty damn good too!

Enjoy !

Cauliflower Tortilla Recipe

Makes: 8-10
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes + time to cool



  • Larger Saucepan with steamer
  • Vegetable masher
  • Clean tea towel
  • Colander
  • Mixing bowl
  • 2 baking trays


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch turmeric


  1. Remove all of the leaves and stem from the cauliflower.
  2. Cut/break the cauliflower into florets and steam in a saucepan until completely tender, approx 30 minutes.
  3. Discard the steaming water and transfer the cauliflower to the saucepan, mashing until very fine with a vegetable masher.
  4. Allow to cool, as otherwise step 5 will be impossible!
  5. Meanwhile, preheat a fan-forced oven to 22o degrees Celsius and line the two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  6. Lay a clean tea-towel within a colander and tip the mashed cauliflower into the tea-towel-lined colander. Draw all sides of the tea towel together and squeeze over a bowl until all of the excess liquid is removed. Expect to yield approx 500mL. Discard this liquid.
  7. Once all of the excess liquid is removed, tip the cauliflower into the mixing bowl, adding the egg, spices and salt. Mix well.
  8. Shape into large balls (slightly bigger than golf balls) then press into flat discs onto the lined baking trays, 1mm thick.
  9. Bake in the very hot oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
  10. Fill with Mexican Braised Brisket  (recipe below), fresh avocado, sauerkraut, fresh chill, coriander and Cholula Hot Sauce.



Mexican Braised Beef Brisket Recipe

Serves: 3-4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2.5 hours



  • Frying pan
  • Casserole pot with lid
  • Strainer


  • 1.2 kg beef brisket diced (approx 2″ square)
  • 500ml beef or chicken stock
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 50g tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  • In a frying pan, brown the brisket in a little oil.
  • Transfer to the a casserole dish.
  • Deglaze the frying pan with the stock and add all other ingredients. Bring to the simmer, then pour into the casserole pot with the meat.
  • Bake in the oven with the lid on for 2 hrs.
  • Remove the lid and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Strain the meat from the stewing liquid and shred with a fork. (You can keep the stewing liquid to use in soup or as a sauce base for another meal).
  • Serve in cauliflower tortillas with fresh avocado, chill, sauerkraut and hot sauce – our favourite is Cholula!


Cholula Hot Sauce – & why we like it:

  • It is a hot sauce created for taste rather than heat.image003
  • The gluten free sauce is made from an exclusive blend of Arbol, Piquin peppers and spices ground into a delicate pepper paste. Combined with signature seasonings and natural ingredients, this results in the perfect balance between heat and flavour.
  • It is believed that chilli peppers have many health benefits, particularly for people with pulmonary and respiratory problems. Hot peppers are great for asthmatics as it is rich in Vitamin A. It also increases metabolic rates, making it easier to burn calories.
  • Cholula Hot Sauce enhances the flavour in almost any food without overwhelming the palate, including eggs, meats, soups, pizza, seafood and salads.
  • Cholula Hot Sauce is available nationally in Coles, Woolworths and selected IGA’s. RRP range from $4.80 to $5.30.
  • For more information, visit