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Keto Taco Cups with Avacado Salsa

Keto Taco Bowls with Avocado Salsa

These Keto Taco Bowls are a low carb twist on a Mexican favorite! They are super easy to make and are absolutely delicious.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword healthy, keto, taco bowls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 530 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 c Colby Jack cheese finely shredded, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef (80% lean)
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T ground cumin
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 medium avocado diced
  • 1 small tomato seeded and diced
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 T fresh cilantro chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Optional, to serve

  • 1/2 c sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F and line a large baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.


  2. Divide 1½ cups of the shredded cheese into 6 piles (approximately 1/4 cup each) on the prepared baking sheet and spread each pile into a thin circular layer. Place baking sheets in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and slightly browned around the edges, around 5-6 minutes. 


  3. Remove from the oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove the cheese and press into 3” ramekins or a muffin tin to form cups. Let cool for several minutes before gently removing the cheese cups from the form.


    Note: If using ramekins, the taco cups can remain in the container for extra support when serving.  


  4. In the meantime, add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat and cook until the beef is browned and cooked through, approximately 6-8 minutes. Carefully drain excess grease from skillet and return to the cooktop. 


  5. Add water and season with chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.



  6. While the beef is cooking, combine the avocado, tomato, lime juice, and fresh cilantro in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and gently stir to combine. 


  7. To serve, fill the taco cheese cups with beef, avocado salsa, and remaining shredded cheese. Top with a dollop of sour cream, if using, and enjoy!