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Easy, 30-Minute Keto Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Easy, 30-Minute Keto Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is a quick recipe that includes homemade keto taco seasoning, ground beef or ground turkey, and all of your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Ditch Taco Bell’s taco salad for this one-pot skillet recipe!

keto low carb tacos in a white bowl with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, salsa, guacamole, and salsa

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The best way to eliminate the carbs from tacos is to ditch the tortillas or taco shell. You can create your own keto taco shells, but more on that later!

I like to pair my taco meat with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower rice because….hello?! Have you been to Chipotle? Their version is unmatched, but you can come really close to a low carb alternative with this recipe.

I also like to make my own taco seasoning using chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. A lot of pre-mixed taco seasonings have additives that aren’t healthy. The best-premixed taco seasoning I have found is the Trader Joe’s brand.

chopped onions, ground beef, shredded cheese, and taco seasonings

How to Make Keto Low Carb Taco Bowls

1. You will need chopped garlic, chopped onions, ground beef, and the spices noted above.

2. Cook the onions and garlic until fragrant.

3. Add the ground beef with the seasonings. Break down the beef and cook until it is no longer pink.

4. Pair the cooked beef with cauliflower rice

4 photos in one collage, chopped onions and garlic in a skillet, raw ground beef in a skillet, cooked ground beef in a skillet, and rice cauliflower with cilantro

How to Make Keto Taco Seasoning

Combine the following: chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika,  garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. I like to add red pepper as well for additional spice.

keto low carb tacos in a white bowl with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, salsa, guacamole, and salsa

Does Taco Meat Have Carbs?

Without the cauliflower rice, this dish has 3 net carbs per serving. This is the ground beef with the homemade taco seasonings. The carb count is very low.

keto low carb tacos in a white bowl with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, salsa, guacamole, and salsa

Can You Eat Sour Cream on Keto?

Absolutely! A tablespoon of sour cream has less than 1 gram of net carbs. It’s perfect for this recipe! You can also pair this recipe with my Keto Homemade Guacamole and Keto Tortilla Chips.

keto low carb tacos in a white bowl with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, salsa, guacamole, and salsa

How Many Carbs are in Taco Bell’s Taco Salad?

One fiesta taco salad from Taco Bell has 66 net carbs. You can find the nutrition facts here.

cilantro lime cauliflower rice in a white bowl with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole

How to Make Keto Taco Shells

If you are looking to make your own shells to pair with tacos, check out this Keto Taco Shell recipe.

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Freezer Tips

Yes, you can freeze the ground beef and the cauliflower rice separately. Prior to freezing, make sure you have drained all excess fat and wait until the beef reaches room temperature. Do not freeze the beef while it’s hot. Defrost in the fridge overnight when you are ready to use. Check out my tips on How to Freeze Cooked Ground Beef here.

You may also enjoy my Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, Keto Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken, and Keto Peanut Butter Cookies recipes.

keto low carb tacos in a white bowl with cilantro lime cauliflower rice, salsa, guacamole, and salsa
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Easy, 30-Minute Keto Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Easy, 30-Minute Keto Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is a quick recipe that includes homemade keto taco seasoning, ground beef or ground turkey, and all of your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Ditch Taco Bell's taco salad for this one-pot skillet recipe!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword keto recipes, keto taco bowl, keto tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 190kcal

Ingredients

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Topping Ideas

  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • authentic salsa
  • jalapenos

Instructions

  • Get the instructions for Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice here.
  • Place a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, chopped onions, and garlic. 
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the Butcher Box ground beef and all of the homemade taco seasonings.
  • Use a meat chopper or spoon to break down the ground beef. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the beef is fully cooked and no longer pink.
  • Drain any excess fat.
  • Pair the taco beef with the Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and any optional keto-friendly toppings.

Notes

Macros With Cauliflower Rice:
Calories: 231       Fat: 11G      Net Carbs: 6G      Protein:  26G
A lot of pre-mixed taco seasonings have additives that aren't healthy. The best-premixed taco seasoning I have found is the Trader Joe's brand.

Are Keto Taco Bowls Freezer Friendly?

Yes, you can freeze the ground beef and the cauliflower rice separately. Prior to freezing, make sure you have drained all excess fat and wait until the beef reaches room temperature. Do not freeze the beef while it's hot. Defrost in the fridge overnight when you are ready to use. 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g
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Recipe Rating




Stephanie

Friday 27th of November 2020

This recipe was delicious and I especially loved the taco seasoning blend. It’s much more flavorful than any store bought taco seasoning I’ve had. We’ve made the recipe twice already and I’m looking forward to making it again soon.

staysnatched

Sunday 29th of November 2020

Yay! This one is in my frequent rotation!

Kyle Davis

Friday 27th of November 2020

A staple in my house — quick and easy and great for leftovers. Thank you!

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

This is a good one for sure!

Nicki

Monday 19th of October 2020

I’ve been looking to make healthier changes! Starting with tacos! The taco seasoning is fire and easy!

staysnatched

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Ashley

Monday 27th of July 2020

Super quick and easy to make! Love how flavorful it was! Sooo goooood! Definitely going to be my go to recipe now!

staysnatched

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

This is my favorite quick and easy way to make tacos!

Shelby Cloud

Monday 27th of July 2020

Oh my goodness. I have made other taco bowls in the past, but this one is next level with the cilantro lime cauliflower rice. I think my husband and I found a new favorite to add to our easy weeknight recipe collection.

staysnatched

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Yes! So quick and easy for tacos!