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Quick Keto Taco Beef with Cauli-Rice

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Don't get discouraged by the long list of ingredients because most of them are spices and aromatics. This low-carb dinner recipe is super easy to make.

It's a great way to enjoy all of the flavors of your favorite Mexican food with none of the carbs. This simple taco skillet beef served with cauliflower & radish rice is a healthy and satisfying meal packed with flavor and protein!

And who would have thought that radishes can taste like potatoes? So good! The cauliflower rice and radish get infused with delicious Mexican flavors from herbs, spices and spicy meat. It’s a quick keto dish too, ready in under 30 minutes.

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Here are some ideas for tasty low-carb toppings to serve your taco beef with:

  • 1 avocado mashed with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, salt and pepper
  • salsa (you can make your own fresh Tomato Salsa or Mexican Salsa Verde)
  • sour cream or full-fat yogurt
  • grated cheddar cheese or queso fresco (or even crumbled feta cheese)
  • lime wedges and more fresh cilantro (or swap for parsley if you don't like cilantro)

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, about 3/4 cup beef + 1 cup cauli-rice)

Net carbs7.2 grams
Protein25.4 grams
Fat37.3 grams
Calories482 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 22%, fat 72%

Total carbs12 gramsFiber4.8 gramsSugars4.9 gramsSaturated fat16.6 gramsSodium491 mg(21% RDA)Magnesium63 mg(16% RDA)Potassium972 mg(49% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Ground Beef:
  • 1 tbsp ghee or olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
  • 500 g ground beef (1.1 lb)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne (can be omitted or used to taste)
Cauliflower Rice:
  • 2 tbsp ghee, butter or olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1/2 large cauliflower, riced (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
  • 4 medium sliced radishes (80 g/ oz)
  • 1 sliced jalapeño pepper (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp saffron
  • 1/4 cup bone broth (60 ml/ 2 oz)
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ghee and diced onion with turmeric powder and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Reduce heat to medium and stir often to prevent the onions from burning. Quick Keto Taco Beef with Cauli-Rice
  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and use a large wooden spoon or spatula to break the beef into smaller and smaller bits and pieces.
  3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add the seasoning and spices and mix well to combine. Continue to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, stirring often.
    Quick Keto Taco Beef with Cauli-Rice
  4. While ground beef is cooking, prepare the cauli-rice. The easiest way to rice the cauliflower is to use a food processor with a grating blade or an S blade (you can find more options in this guide).
  5. Use a separate pan to heat the ghee. Stir in cauliflower rice and sauté over low heat. Add the turmeric and optionally, add the saffron. Add sliced radishes and jalapeños and let them cook for 5 minutes. (Note: If you want to make this as a quick one-pot meal, feel free to add the cauliflower directly into the skillet with the beef together with all the spices.) Quick Keto Taco Beef with Cauli-Rice
  6. Add in bone broth, lime zest and cilantro. Cook for 5 more minutes. Set aside.
    Quick Keto Taco Beef with Cauli-Rice
  7. Once cauliflower rice and beef have cooked, assemble taco bowls with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, lime wedges, fresh salsa, or avocado mashed with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. Eat warm or let it cool down and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Quick Keto Taco Beef with Cauli-Rice

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 3/4 cup beef + 1 cup cauli-rice)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
1.3 g0.2 g0 g7 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g21.5 g25 g318 kcal
Turmeric, spices (dried, ground)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Chile (chili) powder, spices
0.2 g0.2 g0.2 g4 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Oregano, dried
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cumin, ground
0.1 g0 g0.1 g1 kcal
Pepper, cayenne, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Cauliflower, fresh
4.5 g2.9 g0.4 g38 kcal
Radishes, raw
0.4 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Peppers, Jalapeno, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Beef bone broth
0 g0.2 g0.2 g3 kcal
Lime zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Turmeric, spices (dried, ground)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving, about 3/4 cup beef + 1 cup cauli-rice
7.2 g25.4 g37.3 g482 kcal
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Leili is a Graphic designer and Creative Foodie! She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and food styling.

Leili is Persian and her creations are inspired by the rich, delicious and healthy recipes from her culture and birth country, Iran. She dropped 100 lbs eating keto and has been in ketosis for almost 4 years.

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