Low Carb (Birria) Keto Mexican Tacos Recipe

Here is a low-carb keto Mexican tacos recipe. Bookmark this recipe because after you try it, you’ll probably want to make it again.

All About the Low Carb Keto Mexican Tacos Recipe (Birria Tacos)

The keto diet is a low-carb diet in which the body uses fats to provide energy. Today, many people follow the keto diet, which is easily applied by individuals who do not have any severe health problems.

However, followers of the keto diet should not forget to take extra vitamin supplements while following this diet, which does not always contain enough vitamins and minerals.

Although it may seem like a delicious diet, it is not recommended in the long run. The reason for this is that it is not very rich in vitamins and minerals, so you may feel the craving.

While on the keto diet, it’s also normal to miss the foods you used to eat.

For example, those delicious tacos. We get it. That’s why we’re bringing that Mexican restaurant taste to your home now.

It looks like you’re the chef of the restaurant today. No one will be able to believe the smells coming from your kitchen.

They may even think that you are breaking the diet. Don’t let that scare you because the recipe we’re about to give you is completely keto-friendly.

Everyone loves Mexican tacos, we’re sure. But now we will bring a new perspective to this food.

After trying this keto-friendly recipe, you’ll always want to eat tacos this way, even if you’re not on a keto diet.

Keto Mexican tacos
Keto Mexican tacos recipe

If all the ingredients are ready, it’s time to start. If you’re still worried about carbs, let us put you at ease for the last time. 1 serving of this dish contains only 5 grams of carbohydrates.

You can also find the calories of the meal at the bottom of the article. This means that you don’t have to worry about the food. Just enjoy it.

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Keto Mexican Tacos

Keto Mexican tacos

If you're following the keto diet, you won't have to worry about breaking it with this low-carb keto Mexican taco recipe. One serving contains only 5 grams of carbs! You'll enjoy eating this dish!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 2.5 lb beef chuck brisket or roast
  • 4 Chile Guajillo
  • 1/2 piece of cinnamon
  • ½ large white onion
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic (minced)
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 cloves (whole)
  • 9 cups of water
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt
  • Low-carb tortillas


  1. Get your large pot ready. Place the whole beef without slicing it inside the pot. Add one-quarter of the onion alongside the meat without chopping it. Add the garlic and pour in the water as indicated in the ingredients list. Sprinkle salt. Cook over medium heat until it boils. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the beef becomes tender, which will take about 2 hours.
  2. While the meat is simmering, let's prepare the sauce. Quarter the tomatoes, first in the middle and then vertically. Place them in another pot. Divide the remaining onion into quarters and add it to the pot with the tomatoes. Crush a garlic clove and add it as well. Include the chile guajillos after removing their inner cores. Cover everything with water and bring it to a boil.
  3. Once the tomato sauce has boiled, remove it from the heat and add oregano, black pepper, cloves, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, marjoram, thyme, and bay leaves. Let it steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Take 2 cups of broth from the simmering beef and set it aside. Strain the tomato sauce after it has steeped for 10 minutes, but retain the liquid. Transfer the solids to a food processor or blender, remove the bay leaves and cinnamon sticks, add half of the reserved tomato sauce liquid and the 2 cups of reserved broth, and start processing until you achieve a smooth orange color. Add some salt and blend again.
  5. Once the beef is cooked, pour the tomato salsa into the pot. Return the bay leaves you removed from the salsa sauce into the pot. Let it simmer for another half hour. If the beef isn't yet tender, continue cooking with the sauce until it is.
  6. When the beef easily separates, it's cooked. Serve it with the crimson salsa sauce. Delicious!
  7. Dip the tortillas in the beef sauce and fry them in olive oil. Place grated white cheddar cheese in the center, then add the beef. Fold the tortillas in half and ensure both sides are cooked. Repeat until all the tortillas are done.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 368Total Fat 10gNet Carbohydrates 5gProtein 53g

We’re pretty sure you didn’t expect anything like this when we talked about tacos. We do not doubt that you will be more surprised when you taste it.

Frankly, no one expects a recipe that is both keto-friendly and delicious like that. Don’t wait to try this calorie-safe recipe. We look forward to sharing your views with us in the comments.

See Also:

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Keto Mexican Tortillas Recipe

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