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!
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With Cauliflower Rice:
Calories: 231 Fat: 11G Net Carbs: 6G Protein: 26G
Without Cauliflower Rice:
Calories: 190 Fat: 8G Net Carbs: 3G Protein: 24G
Macros are provided as a courtesy and calculated using MyFitnessPal. Calculate your specific macros using the exact brand ingredients you use and the macros calculator of your choice.
How to Make Tacos Keto Friendly
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.
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
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.
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.
Can You Eat Sour Cream on Keto?
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.
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.
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. Check out my tips on How to Freeze Cooked Ground Beef here.
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I recommend Butcher Box ground beef in this recipe because it is 100% grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef is much leaner and has less total fat. It also has more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is linked to reductions in heart disease and cancer. You can read my Butcher Box Review and Unboxing here.
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Easy, 30-Minute Keto Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
- 1 pound Butcher Box ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- sour cream
- authentic salsa
- 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.
- Drain any excess fat.
- Pair the taco beef with the Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice and any optional keto-friendly toppings.