Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Keto Tacos







We have to stop meeting this way.

As we continue our keto journey we decided to try a treat. This time we made gringo tacos. So just plain hard shell taco with ground beef protein. A standard fast food type taco. The only special keto thing about this is the shell. Rather than corn or wheat based shell we used a melted cheese hard shell. Shhhhhh don't tell Taco Bell.





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Ingredients:

A lot of cheese. We used shredded chedder and monterey.
Two pounds of ground beef (You should use one pound for 4 guests) with taco seasoning
Homemade Pico de Gallo
Homemade avocado dip
Sour Cream
Cilantro
Onions
Jalapenos







Execution:

The only thing special about this recipe is the shell. Let's focus on that first.


First, little piles of shredded cheese.


Then into the oven at 400. The trick is when to know they are done. Focus on the color and test with a spatula as they begin to firm up and brown. Not done enough and they won't harden, too done and they won't bend.

We had plenty that didn't bend and we even made chips for dipping avocado dip. Excellent either way.


Bend over a wooden spoon to get the shape correct.


Also cool others on a rack to harden and cool.


The shells actually turned out great. 


Avocado dip


Pico de gallo


Taco meat





Verdict:

We loved this. The shells were excellent and durable and tasted like toasted cheese. Next time, I'm not sure we will take the time to bend them into taco shells but rather just make nachos using the chips.




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