Ketogenic Diet: Simply Keto – Lettuce Beef Tacos


Messy build it and eat it with your hands food, cannot beat it….. and I obviously had more than the one that was in the picture. You probably get 3 or 4 per person.

Ingredients – Serves 4

500g Beef Mince – possible cost of £3 (GBP) at the time of writing.

1 Yellow Pepper – £0.80

1 Onion – £0.10

25g Butter – £0.20

1 Chilli Pepper – £0.25

3 Garlic Cloves – £0.30

1tsp Paprika – £0.05

1tsp Cumin – £0.05

Fresh Parsley and Coriander to taste – £0.70

Salt and Pepper to taste.


2 Haas Avocado’s £0.85

1 Lemon – £0.40

Fresh Parsley – £0.35

4 Cherry Tomatoes – £0.20

Salt to taste.

Other Fillings

200g of Grated Cheddar Cheese – £1.25

Tub of Sour Cream – £1

1 head of Romaine Lettuce – £0.50… or any robust Lettuce with large leaves.

Instructions – Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cooking Time: 1 hour.

Heat the butter in a non-stick pan. Brown the mince. Add the spices, chopped onion, garlic, pepper and chilli. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 20 – 30 minutes with the pan lid on. Stir through fresh torn parsley and coriander at the end.

Whilst the Mince is cooking, make some Guacamole. I use a mini food processor. I put in the flesh from the avocado’s, juice from the lemon, fresh parsley and tomatoes into the processor and blitz.

When everything is done, I take a lettuce leaf. Spoon some mince in, sprinkle some cheese on, and then add dollops of avocado and sour cream. Awesome!!!

The full meal per serving; you are looking at around 890 Calories, Total Carbs 23g (11%), Protein 44g (20%) and Fat 66g (69%). These figures are taken from MyFitnessPal, so you could argue the figures up and down a bit but you get my point. The meal per person is around £2.50.

Just to confirm I work in Total Carbs not Net Carbs. So this meal may look high in Carbs due to the Avacado, pepper and onion. You could always omit the pepper and onion if you were being really strict.

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