Ketogenic Tacos – Satisfy That Mexican Food Craving!

ketogenic tacosKetogenic Tacos Recipe

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!

 

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49 Responses to Ketogenic Tacos – Satisfy That Mexican Food Craving!

  1. Deb says:

    Is the serving 1taco? Or can I eat 2?

    • KetoWoman says:

      I always say to eat until you are satisfied but not stuffed. I normally have 2 and am quite satisfied with that. But I bet some people could eat 4 or more!

  2. Candice says:

    I love this! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  3. I loved Tacos! This is very easy to make and looks yummy! Thanks!

  4. This sounds delicious! Definitely something I wouldn’t mind eating! I love how you add the jalapeno slice to add some spice – definitely something I would do!

  5. I love any type of lettuce cups or wraps. It is a great alternative to other things that aren’t so good for you. I am going to try these this week.I make a really good Asian lettuce wrap but I don’t know that it would fit your diet.

  6. Melanie says:

    Oh wow, wow. This is really looking good I’ll have to pin this for later! Love this idea !

  7. Corinne says:

    I love Mexican food but typically limit it when I am watching my weight because of all the fat and carbs. This is a great way to enjoy the taste and cut the carbs. I’m surprised that the fat is so high in your recipe. Is it from the avocado? I might try this with ground turkey or bison instead to reduce the fat too.

  8. I love this idea!! I am a huge Mexican food fan!

  9. amanda says:

    yummy! tacos sure sound good right now. ones good for a person’s body are good too

  10. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh I like the look of this not had tacos in ages so might be a reason to have some 🙂 x

  11. Tess says:

    I am starting my new healthy eating thanks to your post yesterday. 🙂 Looks like Im going to be trying these. lol

  12. Rosey says:

    Yum! I’ve been in the mood for Mexican for days!

  13. Areeba says:

    Mexican food is always my choice if easily available. I am not sure I have all these ingredients but I’d love to try it! 🙂

  14. Wow! Yummy!! That is pretty cool!

  15. Michelle H says:

    This looks so easy for a diet item. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Pam says:

    Those look good. I bet with this version you don’t even miss the taco shell!

  17. Virginia says:

    Yum! Your tacos look so good! I think I might make these for dinner tonight! =)

  18. Marika says:

    Have to try it out sometime. I hope it’s not all too spicy though as my stomach rebels at awfully spicy food.

  19. Robyn says:

    What an interesting take on tacos. I will be sure to try.

  20. Very interesting. I bet that taco would met with my daughter in laws diet. She is eating a Paleo diet and I am fairly certain she would like this.

  21. I actually have all of these ingredients in my house. I can totally make this. My family love Mexican food, especially love making tacos on our taco nights. This I know we would love as well. Yummy!

  22. That would even make a good lettuce wrap. YUM!!

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