I am a big fan of Mexican foods and really love the spices and flavor. I can eat these Ketogenic Tacos while the rest of the family is enjoying their own tacos or enchiladas. They are super fast and easy to make and I also take all the ingredients with me to work so that I can assemble them easily for lunch. Plus they give us a great ratio for nutritional ketosis!
This is a simple taco recipe using a crisp lettuce leaf as the taco shell. This tastes amazing, especially since a ketogenic dish can take great advantage of full fat sour cream and cheese. None of that chemical filled, low fat concoction here!
1. Make a large batch of seasoned ground beef.
Since I work full time, I like to batch cook so that I can enjoy great meals throughout the week. So what I do is cook a large batch of ground beef with whatever seasonings I want and then measure out what I need during the week.
In this case for these tacos, I used 1 tbsp ground cumin and 1 tbsp ground coriander per pound of meat. You can add more spice if you like with some chili peppers.
2. The other ingredients you will need
Of course you can play with this and make it the way you like it. To fit in with the ketogenic ratios that I am trying to achieve, the fat content is very important. Some things to add to your taco wrap are:
- avocado slices
- sour cream
- chopped tomato
- chopped onion
- shredded cheese
- jalapeno peppers
3. Assemble your tacos
I use the following combination for each taco and this gives me a 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carb ratio for nutritional ketosis:
For each taco, line a lettuce leaf with 1 oz spicy beef, 2 tbsp grated cheddar, 1 tbsp salsa, 1 tbsp sour cream and a slice of jalapeno pepper.
Pick it up and eat it and you won’t believe how tasty these ketogenic tacos are!
I’ll be adding more simple recipes like this so stay with me on my ketogenic journey!