A delicious and incredibly simple meal, these keto taco bowls come together in around 20 minutes! Low-carb, whole30, dairy-free.
In need of a delicious, easy meal? You’re in the right place!
If you are anything like me, then you are a huge fan of meals you can throw together in just a few minutes. The less ingredients you have to prep, the better. Bonus points if from start to finish, the meal takes less than 30 minutes to put together.
For all of you who are short on time, these taco bowls fit this criteria perfectly! Only a few rather simple steps are required. The first is to cook up a batch of ground beef with some taco seasoning. The second is to either microwave some cauliflower rice, or quickly prep a batch of miracle rice.
Once you’ve cooked and prepped the ingredients above, you’ll simply need to add the cauliflower rice or miracle rice to a bowl, add in the ground beef and any veggies you’d like to add. Then, add in some shredded lettuce, pico de gallo or salsa, guacamole or avocado slices.
Top it all off with some queso, dressing or a squeeze of lime, and some cilantro or green onions and you have a healthy, low-carb and delightfully delicious nutrient-packed meal!
Can I substitute the ground beef for another protein?
You sure can, feel free to customize this meal however you’d like! If you are not a fan of pico de gallo or don’t want the extra carbs, feel free to omit it. Swap it out from something else or leave it out all together. That’s the beauty of this kind of meal, it’s so easy to change around.
Tell me more about miracle rice, I’m not familiar with it.
I’m glad you asked! Miracle rice is an incredibly low-carb (usually zero carb, or very close to it) version of rice that is made using konjac root, a fibrous plant grown in Asia. It is essentially just fiber, so whatever carbs are shown on the package can usually be deducted when calculating your net carbs.
I recommend preparing it according to the package directions. In my case, I simply opened up the package, drained the water, then added the rice to a pan over medium heat and “cooked” the rice for a few minutes, which helps to dry it out a bit.
In terms of texture, don’t expect miracle rice to be the same as regular rice, it’s definitely more gelatinous than rice is, but it adds a nice bit of substance to a meal where you feel the dish is missing something.
If you have trouble handling lots of fiber, then it’s best to start out slow with miracle rice or noodles. Some people can experience digestive issues if they consume too much. I’ve never had this problem though.
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Keto Taco Bowls (Whole30, Dairy-Free)
- 1 package frozen cauliflower rice or miracle rice use cauliflower rice for Whole30. If using miracle rice, you may need two packages
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix watch out for non-compliant ingredients if doing Whole30. watch out for carb count if doing keto
- 5 oz salsa or pico de gallo
- 1 package shredded lettuce
- avocado or guacamole
- cilantro, lime, cheese, sour cream omit cheese and sour cream for whole30
- 1 batch cilantro lime sauce optional
- 1 batch queso cheese optional, omit for whole30
- Cook cauliflower or miracle rice according to package directions.
- Add ground beef and taco seasoning to a pan over medium heat. Cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
- Make cilantro lime sauce or queso cheese and set aside temporarily. Once rice and beef are ready, add 1/4 of each to a bowl, and add in salsa, shredded lettuce, avocado, cilantro, cheese, sour cream and any other toppings you like. Top with cilantro lime sauce or queso cheese.