Mexican Keto Casserole

Mexican Keto Casserole

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Difficulty: Easy

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

kcal: 320 per serving

Introduction:

Indulge in the bold and vibrant flavors of Mexico with a healthy twist in this delicious Mexican Keto Casserole recipe. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and a medley of spices, this dish is perfect for anyone following a keto lifestyle or simply looking for a tasty low-carb option. With just 15 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes in the oven, you’ll have a hearty and satisfying meal that’s great for weeknight dinners or weekend gatherings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the diced onions and bell peppers to the skillet and sauté until they soften.
  4. Mix in the diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
  5. In a separate pot, steam the cauliflower florets until they’re tender. Drain any excess water.
  6. In a greased baking dish, layer the cauliflower at the bottom.
  7. Spread the meat and vegetable mixture evenly over the cauliflower.
  8. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro before serving.

Note: Feel free to customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of chili powder and taco seasoning to your taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 25g

For more personalized keto meal plans, check out the Custom Keto Meal Plan or the 28 Day Keto Challenge for a comprehensive guide to your keto journey. Enjoy the delicious flavors while staying on track with your health goals!

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