Cheesy Low Carb Burritos with Ground Beef

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Cheesy Low Carb Burritos with Ground Beef is the perfect way to take care of that burrito craving! With this low-carb burritos recipe, you can eat and enjoy every bite without guilt. Taco Tuesday will never be the same once you learn how to make low-carb burritos!

low carb burritos cut open and plated

Easy Low Carb Beef Burrito Recipe

Who says that cutting carbs has to be hard? Long gone are the days when you have to miss out on enjoying burritos while everyone else gets to chow down. Instead of skipping, it’s time to fill your plate with low-carb tortillas and ground beef.

The great part about making this low-carb ground beef burrito is that you can’t even tell the difference between low-carb tortillas and “regular” tortillas.

Also, keep in mind that if you want to opt for an even lower cab burrito recipe, you can easily swap out the tortilla and make a delicious burrito bowl instead. There are so many great options.

Don’t miss more keto beef recipes for inspiration when planning quick and easy low-carb meals.

Ingredients:

Ground beef – Make sure that you cook the ground beef all the way so that there isn’t any pink left. 

Homemade taco seasoning is my favorite homemade taco seasoning, but you can also opt for store-bought. 

Beef broth – Adding beef broth is a great liquid that adds delicious flavor. You can also add low sodium broth as well. 

Yellow & White cheddar cheese – Any cheese will work, but these are my favorites. 

Low Carb Tortillas – I buy the low-carb tortillas at my grocery store, but you could make homemade keto tortillas if you are strict keto and avoid wheat.

Toppings  – Have fun with the toppings. I’ve included a list of ideas further down in this post. 

Steps:

taco meat for beef burrito

Step 1: Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, brown the beef in a skillet on the stove. Make sure to drain off the excess grease once the ground beef is cooked all the way. 

Step 2: Add homemade taco seasoning or a taco seasoning packet and beef broth to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes with the lid. This step is essential as it is what seasons the beef. 

Tip: If you use my recipe for Homemade Keto Taco Seasoning 2 to 3TB equals the same as a packet of taco seasoning, depending on how much flavor you enjoy.

Step 3: Take off the lid and let the mixture simmer and reduce. This will help to thicken it up and absorb any of the liquid. 

Step 4: Layer the taco meat and a little cheese on each tortilla. Once filled, roll and put seam down in a baking pan. 

low carb tortillas topped with ground beef and cheese

Step 5: Add a little bit of shredded cheese to the burritos and then pop the pan in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. 

wrapped low carb burritos in casserole dish

Step 6: Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! 

low carb burrito wraps garnished in a casserole dish

Tips for Making This Low Carb Beef Burrito Recipe

  1. Have fun making these burritos and vary the protein if you’d like. I use ground beef, but you can easily opt to use ground turkey, ground chicken, or even ground pork.
  2. Be sure that you put the burritos seam side down in the pan. It’s not a deal-breaker if you don’t; however, there is a possibility that the taco meat filling will spill out and not stay in the burrito.
  3. One thing that I’ve learned after making these low-carb beef burritos a few times is to let them cool for a few minutes before serving. They’ll stay together a bit more and be ready to eat.
  4. Adding toppings is a great way to boost the flavor while also upping your veggie intake for the day.

Topping Ideas:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Onions
  • diced jalapenos
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Bacon crumbles

low carb beef burritos on a white plate

Are Low Carb Burritos Keto Friendly?

These burrito wraps are not 100% keto-friendly because many who follow a strict keto diet avoid wheat; however, they ARE low carb! If you avoid grains on keto, this would be the perfect recipe to try for a “cheat day” without having carb overload. If you eat low-carb, you will love this low-carb burrito casserole.

While there are several brands of low-carb tortillas, I prefer the La Banderita brand, which has 15 grams of carbs and 11 grams of fiber, making them only 4 grams of net carbs. Regular tortillas can contain up to 26 grams of carbs, so compare labels at the grocery store if you can’t find the brand I used.

Can I use corn tortillas for these low-carb burrito wraps?

Technically you can, but I don’t recommend it. First, they aren’t considered keto or low carb due to the carb count. Regular corn tortillas don’t roll up like the low-carb wraps do. This will cause the corn tortillas to crack and split and the filling to spill out.

Tip: If corn tortillas are your favorite, you could make this homemade keto tortilla recipe; the ingredients aren’t the same as regular corn tortillas, so they may not split as easily when rolled, but I haven’t personally tested them.

Can you turn this into a low-carb breakfast burrito?

You bet – why not? The ingredients are all the same but add some scrambled eggs to the mix. Just like that – you have breakfast food that everyone can enjoy. Here is my top-rated recipe for Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Burritos that can be made ahead for a quick low-carb breakfast.

Pro tip: You can opt for ground sausage in place of the hamburger meat for delicious flavor.

How to store leftover ground beef burritos with cheese

If you’re lucky to have leftovers, they taste just as delicious the next day. To store leftover burritos, cool completely and add them to an airtight container with a lid or in a zip lock bag. You can also wrap them individually for a quick meal or snack later. Store the container in the fridge and eat the leftovers within 2-3 days.

They also freeze well up to 6 months in a freezer-safe container or freezer zip lock bags.

More Low Carb Recipe Ideas

If you aren’t already following my Easy Keto/Low Carb Recipe Page on Facebook, where I post all my new recipes, you can join here and follow me on Pinterest. I have an extensive Keto/Low Carb Recipes list in my Recipe Index.

More Low Carb Mexican Recipes you might like:

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Cheesy Baked Low Carb Burritos with Ground Beef

Easy and delicious low-carb burritos with delicious taco meat make an excellent and quick low-carb Mexican dinner.
Cook Time20 mins
25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 543kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 TB homemade taco seasoning or taco seasoning packet
  • cup beef broth
  • 8 Low Carb Tortillas
  • 1 cup White Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Yellow Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • Taco garnishes - cilantro, lettuce, tomato, etc

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet on the stove over medium heat. Drain any excess liquids.
  • Next, add homemade taco seasoning or a taco seasoning packet and beef broth and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes with the lid off to infuse the seasoning with the ground beef.
  • Remove the lid and continue simmering until the taco meat reduces and becomes thick. You don’t want it liquidy. It should be nice and thick.
  • Layer the taco meat and a little cheese in each tortilla, then roll into a burrito shape, placing the seam side down.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the burritos and then bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until the cheese browns on top and the burritos start to crisp.
  • Garnish the top with chopped cilantro, lettuce, tomato, or other favorite toppings.

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Notes

The nutritional information included is based on using a store-bought taco seasoning and a serving size of 2 low-carb burritos.

Nutrition

Serving: 2burritos | Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 566IU | Calcium: 426mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 4 stars
    We had this for dinner tonight. What a great idea. The only thing I changed was adding some refried beans to the beef after the seasonings set. And I added cream cheese and salsa on top with the lettuce & tomatoes. Will def. make it again.

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