Best Keto & Paleo Tacos

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Tacos are my go-to meal on busy week days. I always have some of my low-carb tortillas ready to be filled with meat & veggies. This meal is the closest you can get to "regular" tacos without breaking the rules of healthy low-carb eating and knocking yourself out of ketosis. It's ready in just a few minutes and free of preservatives or unnecessary additives often found in ready-made products. Fill the taco shells with spicy beef, avocado and fresh vegetables and you will feel full for hours!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6.6 grams
Protein28.6 grams
Fat54.3 grams
Calories658 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 18%, fat 78%

Total carbs17.2 gramsFiber10.6 gramsSugars3.4 gramsSaturated fat18.2 gramsSodium643 mg(28% RDA)Magnesium121 mg(30% RDA)Potassium1,020 mg(51% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 500 g ground beef (17.6 oz / 1.1 lb)
  • 4 regular keto tacos prepared from tortillas (recipe is here)
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped (110 g / 3.9 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp ghee, lard or extra virgin coconut oil (you can make your own ghee) (30 g / 1.1 oz)
  • freshly ground black pepper or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste (I like pink Himalayan)
  • 1 cup water (240 ml / 8 fl oz)
Top with:
  • 1 medium avocado (200 g / 7.1 oz)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (150 g / 5.3 oz)
  • 1 small head lettuce (100 g / 3.5 oz)
More tips for topping:
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (+ 0.4 g net carbs per serving)
  • 4 tbsp soured cream (+ 0.3 g net carbs per serving)
  • Easy Russian Slaw (recipe is here)
  • Guacamole salad (easy avocado salad, recipe is in the KetoDiet apps)
  • other vegetables (peppers, cucumber, cabbage, etc)

When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions

  1. Prepare the tortillas by following this recipe and creating taco shells. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Place the onion and garlic on a pan greased with ghee and cook over a medium-high heat until lightly browned. Stir to avoid burning. Best Keto & Paleo Tacos
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned from all sides while mixing.
    I buy ground meat in bulk from my local farmer (here are more tips on how to save time & money on a keto diet). Best Keto & Paleo Tacos
  3. Add the chili powder and ground cumin. If you don't have any of these, use 1 1/2 tsp of paprika. Best Keto & Paleo Tacos
  4. Add the tomato puree and pour in the water. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined and cook until the sauce has reduced to about a quarter and the meat is cooked through. Best Keto & Paleo Tacos
  5. When done, set aside and prepare the vegetable topping. Wash and dry all the vegetables on a paper tissue. Halve, deseed, peel and chop the avocado and chop the tomatoes and lettuce. Best Keto & Paleo Tacos
  6. Start filling the taco shells (recipe is here - follow instructions for taco shells). Start with the meat mixture and top with tomatoes... Best Keto & Paleo Tacos
  7. ... avocado and lettuce. Optionally, add other toppings (grated cheddar cheese, soured cream, etc.) Best Keto & Paleo Tacos Enjoy! Instead of taco shells, you can make nachos (recipe is here) and serve the meat as a dip. Best Keto & Paleo Tacos

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Best Keto & Paleo Tortillas (KetoDiet blog)
1.6 g5.1 g14 g165 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g21.5 g25 g318 kcal
Onion, white, fresh
2.1 g0.3 g0 g11 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Chile (chili) powder, spices
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Cumin, spices
0.1 g0 g0.1 g1 kcal
Tomato purée (paste, unsweetened)
0.3 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Avocado, fresh
0.9 g1 g7.4 g80 kcal
Tomatoes, cherry, fresh, all varieties
0.7 g0.3 g0.1 g6 kcal
Lettuce (Little Gem), fresh
0.4 g0.2 g0.1 g3 kcal
Total per serving
6.6 g28.6 g54.3 g658 kcal
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Am I missing something here where is the recipe for the Tacos used (not the tortillas)

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The recipe for taco shells is in the same post as the tortillas - please, follow instructions for taco shells in this post: Best Keto & Paleo Tortillas, Taco Shells & Nachos

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Love the tortillas, made them last night with some crockpot meat & guacamole! Thanks 😊

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Thank you Amanda, glad you liked them! 😊

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Your link for the tortilla recipe is broken.

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Thanks - fixed 😊

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