Do you want to make some innovations in your cooking routine by exploring a cuisine with a long, flavorful history? Say no more, because we are here today with our new list of keto Mexican recipes you will certainly love!
Mexico definitely has one of the most varied and versatile cuisines with a tradition of incorporating plenty of fruits and veggies in their meals as well as playing with ingredients and aromas. Now we can keep up with the game and explore some of the most appealing and delicious Mexican meals – together with their low-carb variations. Let’s get going then!
11 Fantastic Keto Mexican Recipes
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1. Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl
Mexican, Indian, and all spicy cuisines have always been on the top of my choices. Although I can’t really eat it the way they originally prepare it (I’ve tried, and it really wasn’t a good idea), there is always a way of making it a bit lighter and adjusted to your own needs.
This chicken enchilada bowl is definitely a must-try option for all Mexican food lovers! You can prepare it in a slow cooker, Instant pot, or on the stovetop, just like in this recipe. Here we have a freezer-friendly dish you can make in advance so it will be ready for you to defrost it when you want something delicious & spicy, but don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen.
Get the full recipe here: Hey Keto Mama
2. Keto Cheesy Mexican Taco Skillet
Here it is, another one of those great, easy-to-make, and quick skillet meals! All you need are ground beef, bell peppers, green chilis, onion, tomatoes, cauliflower rice, cheese, and some taco seasoning. When it comes to this last one, make sure to chose a keto-friendly one since most of those you can find in the supermarket contain some unwanted carby ingredients such as flour).
Topping is another step where you can let your imagination run wild. You can put sour cream, avocado, pico de gallo, minced cilantro, or some sliced jalapeños. Any ideas of your own?
Get the full recipe here: Cast Iron Keto
3. All Day I Dream About Food
Sure, Mexican meals often bring some carby side dishes you might not prefer while on keto. Luckily, you don’t have to ditch the entire recipe just because there is a high-carb part in the original version. Cauliflower is there to replace that “normal” rice and turn this appetizing dish into one of your favorite low-carb options.
Don’t forget, cauliflower contains many valuable nutrients such as folate, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as vitamins C, K, and B6. It is high in fiber and antioxidants which helps with reducing inflammation and protecting against several diseases such as heart ones.
Get the full recipe here: Low-Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice
4. Keto Mexican Cheesy Chicken Skillet
This is definitely going to become one of your favorite keto Mexican recipes! I love how this specific cuisine always brings some new flavors and special aromas that can truly refreshen your menu. The great thing about this meal is also that it tastes even better as leftovers since there is more time for all those magnificent flavors to mesh.
Other than that, there are plenty of options to garnish your cheesy Mexican skillet chicken such as sour cream, cilantro, salsa, lettuce, sliced avocado, guacamole, etc. What would be your choice?
Get the full recipe here: Kasey Trenum
5. Best Ground Beef Taco Recipe
Cows are really a big deal when it comes to Mexican food. Yes, we are not talking just about ground beef, but other parts of the cow’s body that are inevitable in traditional Mexican cuisine, such as udders, uterus, and testicles.
Even though their food involves something we might consider as a bit extreme cuts of meat, the Mexican diet still contains less red meat than the American one. As a matter of fact, most Mexican meals involve pork or chicken. What would be your choice when it comes to this particular cuisine?
Get the full recipe here: Low Carb Maven
6. Keto Mexican Beef
Most of the keto Mexican recipes contain tomato, whether it is in a form of passata or simply those fresh “original” ones. Although people tend to relate tomatoes with Italy since it is an inevitable part of their cuisine as well, these veggies originally come from Mexico. Not just tomatoes – there are also chia seeds, vanilla, and dragon fruit.
Another thing – have you noticed how Mexican food is somehow considered unhealthy in plenty of Western countries? It is because people usually mistake that carby Mexican variations they usually sell in fast food places for real Mexican food. Mexican dishes are originally a great source of healthy protein, valuable nutrients – which only means it is easier for us since they only need some slight variations to be adjusted to the keto-friendly menu.
Get the full recipe here: My Keto Kitchen
7. Keto Mexican Scrambled Eggs
Why not check some simple keto Mexican recipes such as scrambled eggs as well? This dish certainly comes as a quick, delicious, and simple solution when you want a healthy, nutritious breakfast. Other than that, it will boost your energy and perfectly fit your morning coffee.
You can combine with some other low-carb appetizing Mexican options such as fresh avocado or even guacamole. Did you know that garlic and lime that are commonly associated with this green delicacy don’t appear in authentic Mexican guacamole at all?
Get the full recipe here: Diet Doctor (Pinterest)
8. Low-Carb Burrito Bowl
Burrito is another one of those traditional Mexican dish consisting of tortilla and some other appetizing ingredients that make the filling. A tortilla is originally a flat, thin bread shaped roundly and made of wheat flour, or more commonly, unleavened cornmeal.
If you want to avoid carbs, you can simply choose the option of some gluten-free flour or meal as well as pick recipes where you have such a tasty yet healthy low-carb burrito bowl. Of course, the bowl is technically not a burrito despite the name, but it still consists of all those delicious burrito fillings that certainly make it an interesting variation of this specific meal.
Any burrito (bowl) ideas you would like to share with us?
Get the full recipe here: flavcity.com
9. Cheesy Keto Taco Soup
Time to add some tasteful soup on our list, don’t you think? All you need for this rich taco delicacy are beef (or turkey, as preferred), green bell pepper, tomatoes with green chilies, beef broth, jalapeño, tomato paste, taco seasoning, cream cheese, and cream.
You can enjoy it with some avocado or shredded cheese, while carb-lovers will certainly adore this combo with some tortilla chips. Either way, its creaminess, and rich texture will definitely win you over!
P.S. Which is your favorite Mexican low-carb soup?
Get the full recipe here: Maebells
10. Low-Carb Chimichangas
Chimichanga is actually a Mexican-American fusion where you have a deep-fried golden burrito- tortilla wrapped around a filling which usually contains cheese, beef, and some seasonings. Of course, every region has its own variation which is why there is a wide palette of interesting ideas where you have to dig through in order to find something that will suit you best.
For example, the original version often contains rice and beans, but you can change that in order to avoid some extra unwanted carbs and simply go with this keto-friendly variation you will certainly love!
Get the full recipe here: Hip2Keto
11. Mexican- Spiced Keto Chocolate
It’s been too long since I have finished a keto list of recipes with something sweet. I must admit I really miss that part, so I had to take a chance over here and find a recipe that sounds completely incompatible at first.
Digging through the secrets of Mexican food actually got me introduced to some interesting facts about delicacies they have. For instance, did you know hot chocolate has been an important part of traditional Mexican cuisine for centuries?
The original recipe is really easy and dairy-free since all you have to do is to mix some chocolate with hot water. Of course, further years brought plenty of chocolate variations where you link sweet & spicy – just like we have in this particular recipe.
These spicy low-carb dark chocolate delicacies are certainly going to be a great dessert for colder days, especially in combination with a pinch of chili powder.
Get the full recipe here: A Clean Bake
Burritos, tortillas, soups, guacamole… Mexican food truly offers a wide variety of interesting meals that are always more then welcome in my cuisine. I assume you can agree with me if you have come to the end of this post.
Mexican cuisine actually comes as a delightful fusion of ingredients used in European and Mesoamerican cooking. They were added in the 16th century, after the Spaniards conquered Aztec Empire and brought some native foods such as beans, avocados, corn, chili peppers, etc.
There is another part of traditional Mexican cuisine – some parts even serve exotic meals with rattlesnakes, turtles, and iguanas. I guess we are going to leave these aside for now and rather stick to our keto Mexican recipes this time. We hope you enjoyed and let us know more about your own top picks when it comes to Mexican food!
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