Keto cheese tortilla beef burritos

Keto cheese tortilla beef burritos

If you're craving cheese, this 5-ingredient cheesy burrito is something else. Take a bite into this crusty masterpiece filled with Tex-Mex goodness. It's one of our best-kept secrets! Tell your friends there's a new burrito in town! Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!

Keto cheese tortilla beef burritos

If you're craving cheese, this 5-ingredient cheesy burrito is something else. Take a bite into this crusty masterpiece filled with Tex-Mex goodness. It's one of our best-kept secrets! Tell your friends there's a new burrito in town! Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Beef filling
  • 4 oz. (23 cup) 110 g (160 ml) yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb 450 g ground beef or ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • salt to taste
Tortilla
  • 20 oz. (5 cups) 550 g (1.2 liters) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided equally
For serving
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (230 g) tomatotomatoes
  • 2 cups (4 oz.) 475 ml (110 g) leafy greens
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Instructions

Beef filling

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions until they become tender, and then add the ground beef, salt, pepper, and Tex-Mex seasoning. Stir to combine and cook until the ground beef is browned. Keep warm over low heat.
  2. Tortilla

  3. Heat up another large pan (non-stick) over medium heat. Evenly spread one portion of the cheese over the base of the pan, forming a circle, about 8-9" (20-22 cm) in diameter. Leave for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbly.
  4. Assembly

  5. Spread one portion of the beef filling down the center of the cheese tortilla, and reduce the heat to low. When the edges become golden, slide a spatula underneath two opposite edges, folding over about 1.5" (4 cm) toward the center, and then wrap the other two sides over the beef filling, as done with a traditional burrito. Repeat the process for each serving.
  6. For serving

  7. Serve burritos with fresh sliced tomatoes and leafy greens.

Tips

Taste great together with guacamole, sour cream and a spicy salsa dressing.

Remove the tortilla from the pan and place it on parchment paper - the paper can make it easier to fold the tortilla if you find using a spatula tricky.

Regarding the cheese

Make sure to use, pre-shredded mozzarella cheese. Fresh mozzarella is much too moist for this recipe.

Recommended special equipment

A large non-stick frying pan.

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33 comments

  1. Paula DeShazier
    I tried making the cheesy burritos a d they did not come out right. The way the recipe is worded you need to brown the cheese on both sides BEFORE you put the meat on and fold. It was time consuming and i will not make this again
    Reply: #2
  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I tried making the cheesy burritos a d they did not come out right. The way the recipe is worded you need to brown the cheese on both sides BEFORE you put the meat on and fold. It was time consuming and i will not make this again

    I am sorry you did not enjoy this one. You do not need to brown the cheese on both sides, it works best if you leave the cheese undistributed until you fold it to make the burrito.

  3. Jennifer
    The cheese will harden up as it cools down to become crunchy. Cook the cheese until it's browned on one side, put filling in, and flip to close the burrito. Once you put it on a plate (I suggest a paper towel lined one) and pat off the grease, the cheese will cool and become crunchy. LOVE THESE!!!!!!!
    Reply: #4
  4. Milad Vince Naghieh
    I'm glad you liked the recipe, I did this one for you! Happy to help :) Lots of love!
  5. Chelsea
    Yum! This has been a big hit in our house. Will definitely be making it again. Looking forward to creating other delicious meals using the mozzarella cheese wrap. Thanks
    Reply: #6
  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Yum! This has been a big hit in our house. Will definitely be making it again. Looking forward to creating other delicious meals using the mozzarella cheese wrap. Thanks

    It is always nice when something so easy is so yummy!!

  7. tjesachy
    Just made this recipe....and I love it! The scariest part was making the cheese tortilla. I thought it would stick to the pan or turn into a gooey mess when I tried to fold it. Luckily neither of those things happened. I used a small cast-iron skillet sprayed with butter-flavoured non-stick cooking spray to make my “tortilla.” While the burrito was soft when I took it out of the pan, it crisped up as it cooled. I enjoyed this on a bed of lettuce, arugula, cherry tomatoes and avocado. It was beautiful AND delicious!
    Reply: #8
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Just made this recipe....and I love it! The scariest part was making the cheese tortilla. I thought it would stick to the pan or turn into a gooey mess when I tried to fold it. Luckily neither of those things happened. I used a small cast-iron skillet sprayed with butter-flavoured non-stick cooking spray to make my “tortilla.” While the burrito was soft when I took it out of the pan, it crisped up as it cooled. I enjoyed this on a bed of lettuce, arugula, cherry tomatoes and avocado. It was beautiful AND delicious!

    Great! So glad you enjoyed it!

  9. mpzachar
    Can we use brie cheese or cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can we use brie cheese or cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella?

    You can certainly try cheddar, but it is a harder cheese, so it may not melt as well.
    Other options that melt well would be monterey jack or havarti.

  11. andochinterest
    Hi, I guess I don't use grated mozarella as this contains extra carbs. But the recepy doesn't specify if I should grate the cheese. How do I then "distribute it evenly" in the pan if I don't grate it?
    Reply: #12
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, I guess I don't use grated mozarella as this contains extra carbs. But the recepy doesn't specify if I should grate the cheese. How do I then "distribute it evenly" in the pan if I don't grate it?

    We recommend grating your own cheese to avoid the added starches and fillers.

  13. andochinterest
    Dear Kerry, unfortunately, the recipe did not come out right. Where I live (Germany) mozarella is packaged in brine (I faintly remember it otherwise in the US, am I right?). After I grated it, it was kind of mushy and very moist. When I fried it in the pan as described to make tortillas out of it, there was way too much liquid . It stayed soft, didn't become brown or solid. I tried to to drain out the liquid beforehand, but that wasn't possible). Any ideas what else I could try?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Dear Kerry, unfortunately, the recipe did not come out right. Where I live (Germany) mozarella is packaged in brine (I faintly remember it otherwise in the US, am I right?). After I grated it, it was kind of mushy and very moist. When I fried it in the pan as described to make tortillas out of it, there was way too much liquid . It stayed soft, didn't become brown or solid. I tried to to drain out the liquid beforehand, but that wasn't possible). Any ideas what else I could try?

    You may try a harder cheese like cheddar. It will affect the texture and taste, but can still work. Kind of like the cheese shells.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-taco-shells

  15. cheesechaser
    Great recipe! Can these be reheated or would that ruin the cheese tortilla? Thanks
    Reply: #16
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Great recipe! Can these be reheated or would that ruin the cheese tortilla? Thanks

    I'm not sure if the tortillas would work well reheated. You may want to save some of the filling and make fresh tortillas for the reheated filling!

  17. J
    Loved the taste but could not get the tortilla to come out correctly. It stuck to the pan and the video did not show how you got the tortilla out onto the parchment. So while tasty was not able to get a burrito roll out of it.
    Reply: #18
  18. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Loved the taste but could not get the tortilla to come out correctly. It stuck to the pan and the video did not show how you got the tortilla out onto the parchment. So while tasty was not able to get a burrito roll out of it.

    Using a non stick pan, the cheese tortilla should slide right off. Make sure to leave it on the heat until it is bubbly so that you know it has come together.

  19. john
    A great recipe. We loved it in our house. My wife and daughter haven't fully converted to keto - yet! So they had theirs in a wrap. The cheese tortilla was great for me though. Same technique as the skillet pizza which is also amazingly easy. Thank you for these brilliant ideas. John
    Reply: #20
  20. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    A great recipe. We loved it in our house. My wife and daughter haven't fully converted to keto - yet! So they had theirs in a wrap. The cheese tortilla was great for me though. Same technique as the skillet pizza which is also amazingly easy. Thank you for these brilliant ideas. John

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  21. christy
    Um... recipe does not mention browning the beef. Seems obvious, but you might want to add that for the sanitizer-drinkers out there.
    Reply: #22
  22. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Um... recipe does not mention browning the beef. Seems obvious, but you might want to add that for the sanitizer-drinkers out there.

    Thank you, the recipe has been updated.

  23. Barbara
    Well, I used fresh mozzarella and it was a disaster! Very watery, even after I squeezed as much moisture out of it as I could. I think the recipe should specify NOT to use fresh cheese.
    Reply: #24
  24. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    Well, I used fresh mozzarella and it was a disaster! Very watery, even after I squeezed as much moisture out of it as I could. I think the recipe should specify NOT to use fresh cheese.

    Hi Barbara! The recipe should be made with shredded mozzarella instead of fresh mozzarella. Hope this helps!

  25. Sonia
    This is a good recipe. I don't like tex mex so I used Italian seasoning. I also like to use the cheese tortillas with scrambled eggs.
  26. Abi
    Loved this! I tried it last week with fresh mozzarella as morrisons had run out of the grated mozarella. It didn't work but tasted good so wanted to give it another try. The grated mozarella worked perfectly! Definately making this one again!
  27. Tracie
    Oh, yes please! This is a do-over! I was so surprised how great this turned out and how delicious it was. I could only eat half of it (very filling), and, of course, when I reheated it for lunch, it no long resembled a burrito, but instead a gooey cheese/beef blob that was equally as yummy! Thank you for this DD!
    Reply: #28
  28. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Oh, yes please! This is a do-over! I was so surprised how great this turned out and how delicious it was. I could only eat half of it (very filling), and, of course, when I reheated it for lunch, it no long resembled a burrito, but instead a gooey cheese/beef blob that was equally as yummy! Thank you for this DD!

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  29. Christina
    It came out just like in the video. However it was very, very greasy. You'll need to drain the oil after cooking the cheese. I also expected more flavor from the cheese tortilla but it was just so-so. In terms of flavor, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It needs something else, maybe dicing the tomato and adding it into the burrito with some sour cream and cilantro, for example.
    Reply: #30
  30. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    It came out just like in the video. However it was very, very greasy. You'll need to drain the oil after cooking the cheese. I also expected more flavor from the cheese tortilla but it was just so-so. In terms of flavor, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It needs something else, maybe dicing the tomato and adding it into the burrito with some sour cream and cilantro, for example.

    Thank you for your feedback. You may also consider adding a little of the Tex-Mex Seasoning to the cheese as it cooks though it will change the nutrition a bit.

  31. Mary Alice
    So glad most people liked it. Mine was a mess, never formed a held-together tortilla. I just ate the blob that I had left at the end. My hubby, after seeing my lack of success, then tried it. He burned his waiting for the edges to brown a bit, but his is better than mine. Read the directions several times and the comments too and watched the video before I started. I wish the video showed the actual process of getting it out of the pan, but I think I failed before that point anyway. I generally love DD recipes. Enjoy!
  32. Danielle
    I’ve made this a few times and it’s always delicious! I just watched the video, and it’s not the same when it comes to folding the burrito. It appears it should be put on parchment paper and rolled. Is that correct?
    Reply: #33
  33. Danielle
    Disregard my question 😊

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