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Keto Lettuce Wrap Tacos that will Satisfy That Mexican Food Craving!

Keto Low Carb Lettuce Wrap TacosKeto Lettuce Wrap Tacos that will Satisfy That Mexican Food Craving!

I am a big fan of Mexican foods and really love the spices and flavor.  With these keto lettuce wrap tacos there is no need to miss Taco Tuesday ever again!

I can eat this low carb lettuce wrap taco while the rest of the family is enjoying their own tacos or enchiladas.  They are super fast and easy to make!.

I make a double batch for leftovers so I also take all the ingredients with me to work and assemble them easily for lunch.


What is the best lettuce for wraps?

This is a simple taco recipe using a crisp lettuce leaf as the taco shell.  I find that the best lettuce leaves to use are:

  • Iceberg – Iceberg lettuce is available almost everywhere year round.  It has the best crunch both for the outside of a keto taco or burger, as well as for shredding up for taco salad or inside regular tacos.
  • Romaine – also widely available year round and makes for a longer ‘boat’ or shell.  Almost as crunchy as Iceberg and just a little more flexible when folding.
  • Butter Lettuce – This lettuce also makes a great taco holder.  It doesn’t have the same crunch but it’s way more flexible for folding and rolling.

Spicy ground meat is the basis for your keto taco lettuce wraps!

Spicy beef for keto tacos

Make your favorite spicy beef filling!

Since I work full time, I tend to make my ground beef in large batches and use it all week long in salads or to stuff zucchini boats or peppers.  It is very versatile!

You will want to either make your own taco seasoning (here’s a taco spice recipe that I use) or buy one that has no sugar added.

Directions are simple!  Fry your ground beef (or ground chicken or turkey) and when it’s done add 2 tbsp taco seasoning for every pound of meat. If you are using a lower fat ground meat, add in a little water or broth to make the meat mixture a little more saucy.

For Paleo, Whole30 and dairy free people, for each lb of meat also add 2 tbsp nutritional yeast . It will give the meat a cheesy flavor with no need to add shredded cheese on top. I love it and use it a lot when I’m doing Whole 30.



Assembling your Keto Lettuce Wrap Tacos

This is the fun part! You can play with this and the family can make their own however they like it!

Here are my favorite condiments to put out with the spicy beef and lettuce leaf wraps.

  • avocado slices
  • sour cream 
  • chopped tomato
  • chopped onion
  • shredded cheese
  • jalapeno peppers
  • salsa (no sugar added or home made)

For each taco, line a lettuce leaf with the spicy meat and your favorite toppings. Could it be any easier than that!?

Paleo and Whole 30 people would simply omit the cheese and sour cream.  They are still super delicious!

Pick it up and eat it and you won’t believe how tasty these keto lettuce wrap tacos are!

Save this Low Carb Taco recipe to Pinterest for your next Taco Tuesday!

Fast and easy keto taco lettuce wraps for your next Taco Tuesday! Family friendly low carb Mexican recipe with instructions for dairy free, whole 30 and Paleo.

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49 Responses to Keto Lettuce Wrap Tacos that will 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!

    • anitabreeze says:

      Your welcome! This is a staple for me especially on work nights, so quick to make and tasty too!

  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!

    • KetoWoman says:

      I’m actually kind of addicted to pickled jalapenos. I put them on a lot of things!

  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.

    • KetoWoman says:

      It’s all about substitution! I am actually going to try to create an Asian Keto friendly wrap as well!

      • Robert Hudson says:

        I have a real good Asian one that is Keto friendly, am willing to share

        • KetoWoman says:

          I would love to know what it is!

  6. Melanie says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      Ya, I love it too, could eat it every day!

  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.

    • KetoWoman says:

      The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carb diet on purpose! If you are doing a low fat diet then simply use yogurt and low fat cheese instead.

    • Kate says:

      The point is to eat lots of fat. Eating fat makes you fat is a big fat myth that keeps America FAT!

      • KetoWoman says:

        Exactly! Thanks for stopping by!

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

  9. Noor Unnahar says:

    Oh yummmmm!

  10. amanda says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      I agree! Same great taste, less carbs! Always a good thing!

  11. Sarah Bailey says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      LOL! I don’t even need a reason!

  12. Tess says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      That’s awesome, let me know how you like them!

  13. Rosey says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      I think I am always in the mood for Mexican food!

  14. 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! 🙂

    • KetoWoman says:

      Let me know how you like it!

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

  16. Michelle H says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      And it did not taste like a diet item!

  17. Pam says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      I didn’t miss the shell at all. Great for people who are gluten free.

  18. Virginia says:

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

  19. 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.

    • KetoWoman says:

      You can leave out the spices and keep it plain if you like!

  20. Robyn says:

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      I could eat these every night!

  21. 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.

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, there are many similarities between Keto and Paleo. They stay away from dairy I believe.

  22. 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!

    • KetoWoman says:

      There’s something satisfying about reading a recipe and thinking YES! I have all the ingredients! I love it!

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

    • KetoWoman says:

      Yes, I am going to come up with a Keto version of Asian lettuce wrap!

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