Keto tortilla with ground beef and salsa

Treat yourself to a lovely meat-and-cheese-filled tortilla. With your own homemade keto bread and spice mix this Mexican favorite will not only be healthful, but also delicious!
Treat yourself to a lovely meat-and-cheese-filled tortilla. With your own homemade keto bread and spice mix this Mexican favorite will not only be healthful, but also delicious!

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
Ground beef
  • 1½ lbs 700 g ground beef or ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Tex-Mex seasoning, see recipe below
  • 1 cup 225 ml water
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups 350 ml shredded cheese
  • shredded leafy greens
Salsa
  • 2 2 avocadoavocados
  • 1 1 tomato, dicedtomatoes, diced
  • 8 tablespoons 120 ml fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1 lime, the juicelimes, the juice
  • salt and pepper
Tex-mex seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons onion powder or garlic powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
Low-carb tortillas

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Low-carb tortillas

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Whisk the eggs and egg whites fluffy and continue to whisk with a hand mixer, preferably for a few minutes. Add cream cheese and continue to whisk until the batter is smooth.
  3. Mix salt, psyllium husk and coconut flour in a small bowl. Add the flour mix one spoon at a time into the batter and continue to whisk some more. Let the batter sit for a few minutes, or until the batter is thick like an American pancake batter. How fast the batter will swell depends on the brand of psyllium husk – some trial and error might be needed.
  4. Bring out two baking sheets and place parchment paper on each. Using a spatula, spread the batter thinly (no more than ¼ inch thick) into 4–6 circles or 2 rectangles.
  5. Bake on upper rack for about 5 minutes or more, until the tortilla turns a little brown around the edges. Carefully check the bottom side so that it doesn't burn.

Filling

  1. Bring out the ground beef a while before frying. Cold ground beef will cool down the frying pan and the ground beef will be boiled and not fried. The latter tastes a lot better.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the ground beef. Fry for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Add the taco seasoning, water and salt and stir. Let simmer until most of the water is gone.
  4. In the meantime, make the salsa from diced avocado, diced tomatoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, olive oil and a couple of handfuls of fresh cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve in a tortilla bread, with shredded cheese and shredded leafy greens.

16 Comments

  1. Claudia
    I am wondering if physilim husk is necessary in the low carb tortillas. How is this useful to the finished product
  2. Renee
    It's the binder that holds it together....imho.
  3. Carole
    What a fantastic dinner! My husband and I loved it. Generally, we are not particularly fond of Tex Mex, so this was a revelation. Thank you for these creative and sumptuous recipes.
  4. Michaela Cogswell
    I made it the other day with ground flax instead of psyllium and it seemed fine.
  5. Rose
    I can't find psyllium, and there's some recipes that I like to try, can I use ground flax instead?
  6. Glenys
    This is a very tasty recipe. My hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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  8. Patty
    I made this recipe tonight, but it took me about 45 minutes to make the tortillas. I know that's significantly longer than the 5 to 10 minutes that was given. I would say there is a little bit of labor and I don't think it can be done in 5 to 10 minutes. Perhaps with practice maybe. I loved the finished tacos. I finally got to eat them tonight. I made the tortillas and then had to go to an appointment and then finished the tacos when I get home. I was surprised the tortillas actually came out as planned. You can make them rather thin and they turn out just fine. The filling is typical. The tortillas are great but I really had to play with them. I ended up burning the last two because I got onto the phone but I got four really nice tortillas out of it and I will make this again. Good luck! I hope my comments helped
  9. Paulette
    I loved this meal, however , with the tortillas , even after adding another teaspoon of the husk it still did not thicken so added more coconut flour, and success!!
  10. Donna
    Please delete my "rating" of the low carb tortillas - it was a mistake. I just clicked on it to see the recipe and print it out and mistakenly clicked on to "rating" . I think it was about a two or three -which is going to be ridiculous because I know just from looking at it that I will love this recipe!
    Sorry for my mistake!

    Donna

    Reply: #13
  11. Marta
    Can these be stored? How and for how long?
    Thank you!
  12. Candace
    How many tacos does this make? How many are included in a serving? Meaning, if it says 4 servings, does that mean for 4 people at 1 taco each?
  13. Niki
    I do that every time!

    Please delete my "rating" of the low carb tortillas - it was a mistake. I just clicked on it to see the recipe and print it out and mistakenly clicked on to "rating" . I think it was about a two or three -which is going to be ridiculous because I know just from looking at it that I will love this recipe!
    Sorry for my mistake!
    Donna

  14. Kristen
    I am going to make up a few of the tortilla shells for mini pizza's during the week.
    Is there a way to find out how many carbs/micros - Just the tortillas are?
  15. Maria
    Made this recipe and was very excited however I am completely disappointed! SO salty! Oh my God!! I had to throw it out! It is a great idea but if you are making it REDUCE THE SALT SIGNIFICANTLY! 😭😭
  16. Mary
    After checking the difference between Low Carb Tortillas and Keto Tortillas, I see a difference that does not make sense. And rather than experiment, someone, hopefully will answer.

    Why is the Keto Tortilla recipe which uses more eggs, more whites,more cream cheese, more psyllium, more coconut flour used to make only 4 servings, in comparison with the LC Tortillas using half the ingredients to make 6 servings? Or , should that read only 2 servings, in which case it would make sense.?.?

    It would be helpful to be aware of the finished product so one can bake accordingly to the meal.
    Anyone?????

  17. Donna
    This is a warning ... altho I see no one else had this experience however ... I had painful stomach cramping , explosive diarrhea which progressed to mucousy bloody diarrhea after eating this meal ! After looking up psysillium powder on the web I learned that it is the high fiber ingredient used in Metamucil and if over done can cause diarrhea . I only had 2 tortillas , which were quite small . The psyllium is the only ingredient that I think could have been the culprit . I used the 3 Tablespoons recommended in the recipe which yielded 10 tortillas. I am thankful that I didn’t need to experiment and add more as suggested in the recipe and that I only had 2 tortillas ! Just a consideration to those trying the recipe . After that episode I let my gut rest for 24 hours and drank only weak tea and water .... hoping I have recovered

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