Keto Wet Burritos are a delicious twist on a Mexican favorite, reimagined to fit your ketogenic diet. These burritos are filled with seasoned ground beef, savory sauce, and plenty of cheese, all wrapped in low-carb tortillas. Topped with even more sauce and cheese, they’re baked to perfection for a satisfying and indulgent meal that’s keto-friendly. Let’s dive into the recipe for Keto Wet Burritos.
Recipe: Keto Wet Burritos
For the Burritos:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 packet (about 1.25 ounces) of your favorite taco seasoning mix (make sure it’s keto-friendly)
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 low-carb tortillas (look for ones with minimal net carbs)
- 2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
For the Sauce:
- 1 can (14 ounces) of keto-friendly red enchilada sauce
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Cooking the Filling:
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon as it browns.
- Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the beef. Cook until the onion is translucent and the beef is fully cooked.
- Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef and stir to combine. Pour in the water and simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove it from the heat.
Preparing the Sauce:
- In a separate saucepan, combine the red enchilada sauce, heavy cream, beef or chicken broth, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Heat the sauce over medium heat, stirring until it’s well mixed and heated through. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Assembling the Burritos:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Warm the low-carb tortillas according to the package instructions or for a few seconds in the microwave to make them pliable.
- Place a generous scoop of the beef mixture onto each tortilla, then sprinkle a portion of the shredded cheese over the beef.
- Roll up each tortilla, tucking in the sides as you go, to form burritos. Place them seam-side down in a baking dish.
- Pour the prepared sauce over the top of the burritos, ensuring they are well covered.
- Sprinkle additional cheese over the top of the sauced burritos for extra deliciousness.
- Bake the Keto Wet Burritos in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly golden.
- Serve your Keto Wet Burritos hot, garnished with fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeños, or diced avocado, if desired.
(recipe makes about 4 servings):
- Calories: 613
- Total Fat: 43g
- Saturated Fat: 23g
- Cholesterol: 175mg
- Sodium: 1105mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 11g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 4g
- Protein: 45g