This Keto Taco Casserole Recipe with Mexican Ground Beef is exactly what you need right now to make an effortless, comforting and heartwarming Low-Carb Casserole Dinner for your Taco Tuesday. Entirely Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, and Keto, this Diabetic friendly Keto Ground Beef Casserole enriched with Mexican Flavors is a perfect Meal for your next Super Bowl Party.
Keto Casserole Recipes
Casserole Recipes are, in my opinion, the perfect addition to our Meal Planning and makes any dinner a breeze to prepare.
Casserole Recipes are filling, comforting, take minimal time to prepare, and last for days. There is no reason why we can not have a casserole dish daily on our menu.
With our Collection of Low-Carb Casserole Recipes, you can achieve precisely that, and you will still be left with more.
Just look at an example of one more beef casserole: our Cheesy Cabbage Casserole. That melting cheese coming right at you together with cabbage is extra delicious. Or our Low Carb Lasagna with Ground Beef or Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole gives you more choices to pick.
Keto Taco Casserole
Our special colorful Low-Carb Mexican Casserole does not need anything else, but serving it together with Nachos, Tortilla Chips, Keto French Fries, or Tabbouleh Salad, your next preparation for Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl, or simple Taco Tuesday with our Taco Guide will be as simple as it looks.
An excellent question, lots of the newcomers will ask. Ground beef is a perfect addition to a low-carb lifestyle, in whatever form and whatever recipe you will be using it.
With its full potential of protein, ground beef dinners or a ground beef casserole should be on your Meal Plan list at least once a week.
Our perfect Ground Beef Taco Casserole is done fully into perfection, lowering as many carbohydrates as possible.
One portion contains only 3 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of Fiber. If you are one calculating net carbs, then it comes to a perfect 2 grams of net carbohydrates per portion.
As you see with our Mexican cheesy low-carb taco casserole recipe, I have mixed mozzarella together with cheddar cheese to give it that different lovely taste you get from both of those choices.
But in general, when making taco casserole, you can use almost any hard cheese which easily melts in the oven.
The great idea is to use Mexican cheese blend or Colby jack.
What toppings go with Low-Carb Taco Casserole?
Either picking up toppings from our recipe or choosing what you have available, this Low-Carb Taco Casserole will be delicious.
Our favorite Taco Toppings are:
What sides go with Taco casserole?
Even though our cheesy Keto Taco Casserole is a complete meal in one go, you can still add some keto sides to it.
Pick from some of my suggestions:
- Keto Nachos
- Low-Carb Tortilla Chips
- Keto French Fries
- Keto “Potato” Salad
- Fiber Tortillas
- Keto Wraps
- Avocado Egg Salad
- Keto Tater Tots
How to make Keto Taco Casserole?
Kitchen Gadgets needed:
- Cooking Pan
- Ground Beef
- Keto Taco Seasoning
- Sour Cream
- Cheddar Cheese
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Lettuce Leave
- Keto Taco Cups
- Black Olives
- Fresh Cilantro
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE LOW-CARB TACO CASSEROLE
First Step: Prepare all Ingredients for Taco Casserole
First of all, prepare all the ingredients for your taco casserole.
You are going to be cooking ground beef together with taco seasoning first.
If you do not have taco seasoning packets, you can check our homemade keto taco seasoning recipe.
Second Step: Taco Beef making
Heat your skillet over medium-high, add olive oil and cook the ground beef for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Once you brown the ground beef, season it with taco mixture, mix it thoroughly, and let it cook for an additional 10 minutes.
When your taco meat is fully cooked, you can place it into the bowl for assembling or leave it in the pot.
Third Step: Start Layering into the Casserole Dish
Once your ground beef is seasoned with taco seasoning, you are ready to start layering it into the casserole dish.
First place taco meat, making sure it covers the whole base of the casserole dish.
On top of that goes sour cream.
Using a spatula, spread the sour cream so it is fully covered.
As a third layer goes shredded cheese which has been granted just before.
As you see, I have used a mixture of cheddar cheese and mozzarella, but it depends on you what type of cheese you will pick.
Make sure the cheese mixture is fully spread onto the casserole.
Fourth Step: Bake and cool
Place the prepared casserole into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 300 Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius.
Once baked, take it out of the oven and prepare for layering.
Fifth Step: Layer Toppings
This step will start placing all the toppings you have prepared for our low-carb taco casserole.
As the casserole is not being baked again, you can layer whatever fresh vegetables or toppings you would like to.
In our case, it is salad leaves, broken-up taco cups shells, olives, and diced tomatoes.
Sixth Step: Finish with Avocado and sauces.
Lastly, sprinkle with Avocado pieces and freshly chopped Cilantro.
Tips and Tricks
- Type of cheese – I have mixed mozzarella together with cheddar cheese, but you can use almost any hard cheese which easily melts in the oven, such as Mexican cheese blend, Emmental cheese or Colby Jack.
- Sour Cream – can be replaced with Greek yogurt or cream cheese
- Meat – our recipe is made with ground beef, but you can use ground pork, ground turkey, or poultry meat.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Can I make Taco Casserole ahead of time?
You can certainly prepare your taco casserole ahead of time.
You can bake it well in advance and then just reheat it in the oven for a few minutes.
All the toppings, I would add only as of the last since fresh salads, tomatoes, and everything else will heat up together with the casserole and will not taste the same anymore.
How do you store Ground Beef Taco Casserole?
Once your casserole is served and you have some leftovers, you can easily store it covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Anything longer, I would suggest freezing it, but of course, without all the toppings.
Can you Freeze Keto Taco Casserole?
You can undoubtedly freeze our keto taco bake, but I suggest freezing only the base baked dish, and all the toppings used fresh whenever you’re ready to serve.
More Low-Carb Taco Recipes
- Taco Seasoning
- Taco Shells
- Salsa dressing
- Keto Tacos
- Low-Carb Taco Cups
- Keto Taco Soup
- Low-Carb Taco Salad
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- First of all, prepare all the ingredients for your taco casserole.
- Heat your skillet over medium-high, add olive oil and cook the ground beef for approximately 10-15 minutes. Once you brown the ground beef, season it with taco mixture, mix it thoroughly, and let it cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- First place taco meat, making sure it covers the whole base of the casserole dish. On top of that goes sour cream. As a third layer goes shredded cheese which has been granted just before.
- Place the prepared casserole into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 300 Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius.
- This step will start placing all the toppings you have prepared for our low-carb taco casserole. Start with salad leaves, broken-up taco cups shells, olives, and diced tomatoes.
- Lastly, sprinkle with Avocado pieces and freshly chopped Cilantro. You can add extra sauces such as Guacamole, Salsa, Greek Yogurt, or Salsa dressing if you like.
- Type of cheese - I have mixed mozzarella together with cheddar cheese, but you can use almost any hard cheese which easily melts in the oven, such as Mexican cheese blend, Emmental cheese or Colby Jack.
- Sour Cream - can be replaced with Greek yogurt or cream cheese
- Meat - our recipe is made with ground beef, but you can use ground pork, ground turkey, or poultry meat.
Serving Size1 Plate
Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 20gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gProtein 11g
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