Mexican Taco Casserole

Mexican Taco Casserole

Indulge in the bold and vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine without straying from your keto diet with this mouthwatering Mexican Taco Casserole recipe. Bursting with savory ground beef, zesty spices, and creamy cheese, this casserole is a delicious, low-carb twist on traditional tacos. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone at the table satisfied.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6
Difficulty: Easy
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Keto


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Sour cream and sliced jalapeños (optional, for serving)


  1. Cook the Ground Beef: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it’s no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Sauté the Aromatics: Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked beef. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add Veggies and Spices: Stir in the diced bell pepper, drained diced tomatoes, diced green chilies, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Layer the Casserole: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Transfer the beef mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
  5. Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the casserole is heated through.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve hot. Add optional toppings like sour cream and sliced jalapeños if desired.

Note: Feel free to customize your casserole with keto-friendly toppings like avocado or diced red onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 340
  • Fat: 22g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Total Carbs: 9g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4g

For more keto recipes and personalized meal plans, check out the Custom Keto Meal Plan and the 28-Day Keto Challenge. Enjoy this Mexican Taco Casserole as a flavorful and satisfying option on your keto journey!


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