Keto tortilla with ground beef and salsa

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!

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!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Low-carb tortillas
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 2 2 egg whiteegg whites
  • 5 oz. 150 g cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp (4 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (8 g) coconut flour
Filling
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb 450 g ground beef or ground lamb, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • ½ cup 125 ml water
  • salt and pepper
Salsa
  • 2 2 avocado, dicedavocados, diced
  • 1 1 tomato, dicedtomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup 125 ml fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper
For serving
  • 6 oz. 175 g shredded Mexican cheese
  • 3 oz. 75 g shredded lettuce

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Low-carb tortillas

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs and egg whites until fluffy, preferably for a few minutes. In a separate large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs to the cream cheese, and whisk until the eggs and cream cheese form a smooth batter.
  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. Place a large frying pan over medium high heat and heat up the oil. Add the ground beef and fry until cooked through.
  2. Add the tex-mex seasoning and water and stir. Let simmer until most of the water is gone. Taste to see if it needs additional seasoning.

Salsa and serving

  1. Make the salsa from avocado, tomatoes, lime juice, olive oil and fresh cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve beef filling in a tortilla, with shredded cheese, salsa and shredded leafy greens.

Tip!

Bring the ground beef out of the refrigerator 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.

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43 comments

  1. Claudia
    I am wondering if physilim husk is necessary in the low carb tortillas. How is this useful to the finished product
    Reply: #23
  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?
    Replies: #37, #38
  6. Glenys
    This is a very tasty recipe. My hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  7. 1 comment removed
  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! ??
    Reply: #40
  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
  18. Samina
    I do not like the smell of psyllium husk. Any alternative of psyllium husk?
  19. Miriam
    I think you can use flax seed (ground) instead of the psyllium.
  20. Leslie Anne
    Just wondering if there are suggestions for an alternative to coconut flour for things like the low carb tortillas? My partner has an allergy to coconut and I am having trouble finding a suitable substitute.
    Replies: #26, #39
  21. Brian
    Recipe says 4 servings. Does that mean 4 servings has 9 grams of carbs or 1 serving has 9 grams of carbs?
    Reply: #22
  22. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Brian!

    1 serving is 9grams.

    Recipe says 4 servings. Does that mean 4 servings has 9 grams of carbs or 1 serving has 9 grams of carbs?

  23. Kristin
    It's not weird at all. I was worried too.
  24. Ana
    Yesterday (3rd day of the 2w challenge) I woke up with headache and vomiting bile at the end of the day.
    I don't have gall bladder and I experience same effect after eating consistent intake of butter after my intermittent fasting month ago (No carb restricted)
    I am eating very low carb this time to go Ketogenic.
    I read that I can try Ox bile or eat only vegetable oils (avocado, coconut, macadamia nuts, Brazilian nuts)
    This time I had bacon with no fat and 2 eggs for breakfast everyday.
    The only think I did because I was hungry and not at home I ate 150gr black Olive + 150gr cheese Gouda + hand full of the nuts mentioned before).
    This was the day before I was sick (2nd day of the challenge)

    Please advise me as I want keep in the challenge and most of all be in Ketogenic mode from now on!

    Reply: #25
  25. Dallas
    I have had my gallbladder removed as well, about a year and a half ago. I never had any problems resuming the standard American (Texan ;) even ) diet, but woo wee- I decided to have heaving whipping cream with a couple of raspberries blended in and I only ate about a 1/4 cup of it, maybe. Within minutes I was super nauseous and felt like someone had gut punched me. I was sick the entire day from that. That day I got on Amazon and ordered Oxbile supplements and have used them since, and they work! Even if I've already eaten and I'm feeling terrible I can take it and after a bit it will resolve. I just carry them me everywhere now. Also, I don't think I'm nearly as sensitive to the fat making me feel ill now that I've been doing LCHF even since the end of July. 😁
  26. Janice Jackson
    Almond flour

    Just wondering if there are suggestions for an alternative to coconut flour for things like the low carb tortillas? My partner has an allergy to coconut and I am having trouble finding a suitable substitute.

  27. Nancy L. Harwood
    Would Almond flour work instead of coconut?
    Reply: #28
  28. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Would Almond flour work instead of coconut?

    It would not be a 1:1 substitute as coconut flour absorbs much more moisture.

  29. geti
    how can I substitute almond flour for coconut? how would the ratio work?
    Reply: #30
  30. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You would need to experiment using more almond flour. Substitutions will affect the taste and texture of the final product though.
  31. Steph
    I've been following the recipes on this meal plan to a T and thought this recipe was a nice change up with some Tex Mex! Had no issues with making the tortillas in the oven on parchment, but they needed about 10 minutes at 400 to get nice and crisped. They're a little small using this recipe though so I just ate them open-faced with a little Cholula on top.
  32. Tamara
    Love the tortillas WOW! Can’t even taste the eggs. The whole email is amazing (-:
  33. Ann Evans
    Made them tonight. Ok substitute. Held together well. Took me longer to make the first time. Will experiment with this recipe for a dessert. How do you store leftover tortillas?
    Reply: #34
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Made them tonight. Ok substitute. Held together well. Took me longer to make the first time. Will experiment with this recipe for a dessert. How do you store leftover tortillas?

    You can store them in the refrigerator and then warm them up in a warm pan on the stove.

  35. Carol
    Do you think I could freeze these to use later?
    Reply: #36
  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do you think I could freeze these to use later?

    They should freeze well. You may want to separate them with parchment paper to prevent any sticking.

  37. CHRISTOPHER
    Amazon has it. A friend suggested this and I find it to be great. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ATPBE6O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_t...
  38. Ashley
    Look in the fiber aisle. Your basic powder fiber is psyllium husk. Check the ingredient on the back, and make sure it’s not flavored.
  39. Courtney
    You can usually sub almond flour for coconut flour, but it requires more almond flour in the conversion... 1 cup of almond flour for 1/4 cup coconut.
  40. Deanna
    The recipe only calls for 1/2 tsp, which shouldn't make it as salty as you are implying. Are you sure you didn't use tablespoons instead?
  41. Mary Anne
    Is it possible to make the tortillas in advance and freeze them? Anyone tried storing for a future meal?
    Reply: #45
  42. Tom Allcock
    Could these be rolled up to make enchiladas?
    Reply: #43
  43. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Could these be rolled up to make enchiladas?

    If you like flour tortillas, then these would make great enchiladas. If you prefer corn tortillas, these may not be the right taste or texture for you.

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  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is it possible to make the tortillas in advance and freeze them? Anyone tried storing for a future meal?

    Yes, you can make them in advance.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-tortillas

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