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31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Louise | January 10

Mexican food is all about fresh ingredients and great flavors, so if you like to include some spice in your life, look no further!

Here is my list of Keto Mexican Recipes to give you some new ideas on traditional foods, or maybe to encourage you to try something new.

Some of these recipes contain dairy. So if you are trying to lose weight I recommend you don’t eat these too often, but for an occasional treat they make an exciting change.

Here are just a few of the Keto Mexican Recipes we’ve included:

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Dairy Free Keto Mexican Dishes

Quick Paleo Fajitas and Counting My Blessings

– Paleo Flourish

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: onion, green bell pepper, tomato, beef (roast, steak, or boneless short rib meat), garlic powder, cumin powder, chili powder (optional), salt, pepper, coconut oil.

Fajitas are associated with everyday Mexican cuisine and can be a lovely quick meal to prepare after a busy day. They are quick to make and full of delicious flavor from the beef and seasonings and can be made spicier if you prefer. This can be served as it is or in lettuce wraps. If you are cooking the strips of meat in a skillet, rest the meat for a few minutes before serving to allow the beef to relax and be more tender.

Paleo Mexican Tacos

– Paleo Flourish

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, roma tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeño, garlic, cumin powder, paprika, dried oregano, chili powder, salt, pepper, cilantro, coconut oil, lettuce leaves.

Mexican food is usually quite spicy and makes a great warming meal for a chilly day, but if you prefer your food mild just miss out the chili powder. The mixture of spices will give the dish enough flavor without it. This dish can be served in lettuce wraps or for a more filling meal try serving it over cauliflower rice. If you don’t eat beef, any other ground meat can be used instead.

Easy Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken Taco Meat

– Paleo Flourish

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bell peppers, onion, paprika, garlic powder, cumin powder, chili powder, ghee or coconut oil, salt, black pepper.

The chicken in this recipe has a real Mexican flavor, thanks to the spices, and can be made as hot as you like by adjusting the amount of chili powder. You can also add different colored peppers to enhance the look of the dish. Shredded chicken is perfect to serve with salads or as a filling for wraps and the pressure cooker cuts your cooking time right down. You can fill it and forget it till the timer is done!

Easy Fajitas Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: onion, bell pepper, beef, cumin powder, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cilantro, salt, pepper, Romaine lettuce leaves (optional).

This is another quick and easy lettuce wrap meal for you to try if you are short on time after a busy day! You can alter the amount of chili powder you use, depending on how spicy you like your food or who you are feeding. This recipe is great for a family meal serving the fajitas mix in a large bowl and letting everyone make their own wraps and you can make it even more authentic by serving homemade guacamole too.

Slow Cooker Chili Verde

– A Girl Worth Saving

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: beef broth, dried cilantro, cumin, sea salt, oregano, black pepper, olive oil, Anaheim chilies, jalapeños, onion, garlic, pork tenderloin.

This recipe is just what you need after a busy day at work – filling, satisfying and full of flavor. It may look like this recipe is seriously hot because it uses so many chilis, but don’t panic! Just tone it down a bit to suit your palate. If the pork tenderloin is a bit too expensive for your purse you could use turkey instead, but the tenderloin makes this chili extra specially good!

Slow Cooker Carnitas

– Paleo Foodie Kitchen

Ingredients: pork shoulder, garlic, onion, bone broth, ground cumin, paprika, ground oregano, ground coriander, black peppercorn, salt, bay leaves.

One of the good things about using a slow cooker for this dish is that you come into the house after a busy day and are welcomed by the aromas of spices and you just know you are going to enjoy it! All you have to do is shred the meat and serve with homemade guacamole and lime wedges for a traditional delicious Mexican meal.

Paleo Tamales

– Paleo Cupboard

Ingredients: dried corn husks, hot sauce (for serving, optional), salsa (for serving, optional), guacamole (for serving, optional), chuck roast, bacon fat/lard or tallow, beef or chicken broth, garlic, green chilies, cumin, dried oregano, sea salt, ground black pepper, chili powder, almond flour.

Tamales traditionally use cornmeal in the dough, but the almond flour used here is just as good! The recipe is a bit more complex than some, but if you are hosting a Mexican-themed dinner these are well worth the extra effort! You end up with little parcels of delicious, spicy well-seasoned meat that will grace any dinner table and impress even the pickiest of guests!

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

– Paleo Table

Ingredients: carrots, yellow onion, garlic, fat of choice (grass-fed butter or ghee or coconut oil or lard), cauliflower, tomatoes, chicken stock, green chiles, taco seasoning mix (chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, sea salt, water), lime juice.

Cauliflower rice has got to be one of the best inventions to date, especially if you can’t eat white rice for health reasons, and there is virtually no limit to the flavors it will adopt. So if you are serving a Mexican-inspired meal tonight, give this rice recipe a go! The rice can be made in advance and reheated when needed so you cut down on prep time.

Paleo Chorizo Cauliflower Fried Rice

– Worthy Pause

Ingredients: chorizo, cauliflower, yellow onion, red bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, green onions and/or cilantro, eggs.

This recipe is perfect for a quick and tasty meal as it is packed with flavor and colors. The chorizo can be spicy or mild depending on your taste and will release enough oils to let you cook the other ingredients. Its rich paprika flavor gives the dish a big lift and served with a runny egg on top, this rice meal is a filling and satisfying mid-week dinner.

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Guacamole Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: avocados, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, salt, jalapeño (optional), chili powder (optional).

Guacamole is the ideal side dish to accompany Mexican food as it is creamy and cooling to offset the spicy heat of the main course. It is so easy to make and is full of the healthy fats from the avocado. It also makes a great topping for a burger or as a side for a spiced chicken dish. Don’t miss out the lime juice as this helps keep the green color of the avocado and stops it from oxidizing.

Easy Keto Guacamole Recipe with Lime Pieces

– Keto Summit

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: avocado, lime juice, lime, onion powder, garlic powder, Cayenne pepper, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, salt.

Here is a quick recipe for guacamole that uses the zest and juice of lime to give the flavor a real zing! If you are using this as a cooling side dish for spicy food just leave out the cayenne, or keep it in for serving with a burger or to jazz up a chicken salad. If you are keen to keep the carbs as low as you can just miss out the tomatoes, although you are not adding a lot so it would be okay to use them now and then.

Roasted Green Onion Salsa Verde

– Meatified

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocado oil, green onions, white onion, garlic, chicken broth, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt.

Roasting the green onions for this recipe gives them a sweeter flavor and makes this taste like traditional salsa verde. Between the onions and the roasted garlic you get a charred effect that is so good, but be careful to keep an eye on the onions in case they burn. Salsa verde can be served as a dip for vegetable crudités or chips or as a side with Mexican-inspired meals and can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer.

Cucumber Salsa

– Low Carb Yum

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, red onion, garlic, lime juice, fresh parsley, fresh cilantro, salt.

This salsa is freshness on a plate! With the cool cucumber and onion and the spicy flavor of the chilis, it makes a great dish to liven up a plain salad or it can be served with low-carb tortilla chips as a snack or for a party. If you are seriously cutting down on the carbs you can reduce the amount of tomato you put into the salsa.

Low Carb Tortilla Recipe

– The Low Carb diet

Ingredients: water, egg whites, coconut flour, salt, cumin, chili powder.

This recipe is so helpful as it gives you a low-carb alternative to traditional tortillas that can be used in many different ways. You can use them as part of a Mexican meal, a pizza base or as wraps filled with meat and vegetables, and are portable so you can add them to your lunchbox for taking to work. The choice is yours! One tip is to use a cookie sheet sprayed with oil instead of parchment paper as the tortillas can stick.

Keto 5-Layer Mexican Dip Bowls (Contains Dairy)

– Wicked Stuffed

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: avocados, lime juice, fresh cilantro, white onion, tomato, garlic, sea salt, ground beef, water, taco seasoning, sour cream, lettuce, cheddar cheese, cayenne pepper sauce.

This is one impressive dish that gives a rainbow of colors and such a great texture combo that you won’t want to stop till it’s all gone! This dish is a riot of different tastes from the seasoned ground beef, the creamy guacamole and the crunch of the salad leaves and if you wanted even more crunch you could scatter crushed pork rinds over the top.

Bacon Guacamole

– Closet Cooking

Ingredients: bacon, avocados, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, tomato, red onion, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper.

I was a little skeptical when I saw this recipe as I usually make guacamole to a traditional recipe and would never have thought of adding bacon, but oh my, it is so good! The crispy bacon is the perfect flavor and texture to set off the creamy guacamole and the dish makes a great dip for parties or served as a topping for a burger to give it an extra special buzz of flavor.

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Keto Mexican Dishes with Beef

Mexicali Spaghetti Squash (Contains Dairy)

– Buttoni’s Low-Carb Recipes

Ingredients: spaghetti squash threads, onion, bell pepper, tomato, garlic, cilantro (optional), chili powder, ground cumin, cheddar cheese, ground beef, pepper.

This recipe gives you a warming and filling meal that feeds two and looks great served in the squash shell. The seasonings used give the dish a real Mexican flavor and you can adjust the chili powder to suit your palate without affecting the overall taste. The seasonings could also be changed for a different meal – try Italian sausage and Italian seasoning instead!

Mexican Meatloaf (Contains Dairy)

– Your Lighter Side

Ingredients: ground beef, egg, chunky salsa, taco seasoning, pork rind flour, cheddar cheese.

This meatloaf recipe uses taco seasoning for a Mexican-inspired dinner. It is quite cheap to make and can help if you are working to a tight budget or have a large family to feed. Meatloaf is such a useful dish to make as it feeds the family and the leftovers can be used as slices for lunchboxes, as crumbled meaty toppings for a salad or served with eggs for a filling and nutritious breakfast.

Mexican Zucchini and Beef

– Low Carb Yum

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, garlic, Mexican style diced tomatoes with green chilis, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, black pepper, onion powder, red pepper flakes.

Here is another filling and tasty meal that only takes a few minutes to prepare, giving you a tasty dinner the whole family will enjoy but at quite a low cost, so this would be perfect for students and fans of one-pot dinners! The Mexican seasoning gives the beef a warming heat and this meal tastes so good on its own or served with cauliflower rice. Cut the zucchini small if you have younger kids who don’t do veggies!

Low Carb Beef Burritos

– Ditch The Carbs

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: minced or ground beef, red onion, garlic, ground cumin, ground chili, dried coriander, smoked paprika, dried oregano, tomatoes.

Burritos make a great family dish to serve, especially if you have youngsters to feed, because everyone can fill their own with their favorites. They are a good way of encouraging kids to eat healthy because finger foods are so much fun that they won’t notice the veggies! Try serving these with shredded lettuce, low carb vegetable sticks and homemade guacamole for a Mexican meal.

Tomatillo Chili

– Ketogasm

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, tomatillos, white onion, tomato paste, garlic powder, jalapeño pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, salt.

This recipe uses a pressure cooker which cuts down the cooking time, but this chili tastes just as good slow-cooked in a crock pot or even on the stovetop. It is spicy, full of flavor and delicious! If you don’t like too much heat, just remember to de-seed the jalapenos first. This chili uses half beef and half pork, but ground turkey would work well if the family doesn’t eat pork.

Easy Healthy Taco Salad Recipe With Ground Beef (Contains Dairy)

– Wholesome Yum

Ingredients: ground beef, avocado oil, taco seasoning, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese, avocado, scallions, salsa, sour cream.

This dish is a blast of color and flavor combinations and would easily be served on its own without the taco shells. It feeds around six people as it is quite filling and can be made quite cheaply. You can use your own taco seasoning or buy from the store – just check that there are no nasty ingredients. You can adapt this recipe and use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge rather than sticking to the list here.

Keto Mexican Dishes with Chicken or Pork

Crockpot Paleo Pork Carnitas Recipe

– Paleo Flourish

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Ingredients: olive oil, dried oregano, lime juice, cumin powder, chili powder, paprika, orange juice (optional), onion, garlic, pork shoulder, chicken broth, salt, pepper, lettuce leaves, lime wedges, cilantro.

This is another recipe that shows off how well pork goes with fruit – in this case citrus, which can help in tenderizing the pork. The carnitas can also be served with a variety if toppings, such as slices of avocado, guacamole or a rich tomato salsa. If you are serving it with salsa, adding some shredded basil leaves as a garnish gives the whole dish a fragrant freshness.

Chicken Salsa Verde Tacos with Lime-Pickled Red Onions (Contains Dairy)

– Meatified

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: red onion, lime juice, sea salt, Mexican oregano or Mediterranean oregano leaves (optional), chicken, Roasted Green Onion Salsa Verde, chicken broth, sea salt, Foolproof Grain Free Tortillas or 6 six inch tortillas of choice, coleslaw mix, (Optional Toppings: coconut yogurt “sour cream”, sliced avocado, finely sliced radish, sliced green onions, fresh cilantro).

Here is another wonderfully satisfying recipe that looks as good as it tastes! It is a great dish to make if you have leftover shredded chicken from another meal or from a roasted whole chicken. Toasting the tortillas gives them a crispy outside and they become the best way to get all those lovely flavors into your mouth. The vivid pink pickled onion slices just add a zing and look so good on top of the meat.

Low Carb Mexican Chicken Soup

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: chicken broth, chicken, celery root, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, green chilis, tomatillo salsa (salsa verde), habanero, scallions, cilantro.

We all know that a good homemade chicken soup can really give you that ‘feel good’ factor and this one is warming, hearty and full of flavor. Throughout history and in many cultures, chicken soup has been served to anyone who is a bit under the weather, and the spices used here can help to pick you up and clear your tubes if you have a cold. The chilis and habanero add a deep sense of heat, making this an ideal dish for a colder day.

Low Carb Mexican Chori Pollo (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: onions, butter, chicken or turkey meat, Mexican chorizo, ground coriander, ground cumin, garlic powder, chipotle powder, shredded jack or cheddar cheese.

This Mexican-based recipe is wonderfully spiced, and the chorizo adds a real depth of flavor to the chicken. It can be eaten as it is or served with a salad and some guacamole to keep the Mexican theme going. If you find the chicken is a little dry you could add a spoonful of chicken broth, but the oils in the chorizo usually keep the dish moist enough.

Creamy Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: sour cream, chicken stock, diced tomatoes, green chilies, taco seasoning, chicken breast.

I just love food that looks good and this dish has all the ingredients of comfort food! It is creamy, with moist and tender chicken, and spicy enough to leave you feeling totally satisfied after eating it. It only takes a few minutes to prepare so is a great idea for dinner after a busy day – just leave it cooking while you are out! This dish can be served with cauliflower rice or a selection of vegetables.

Mexican Chicken Burgers

– Ditch The Carbs

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: minced or ground chicken, red onion, dried chili, garlic, paprika, cumin powder, dried coriander/cilantro, egg.

These burgers are amazing and really cheap to make – you get six from 500g of meat! Homemade burgers are a good way to encourage your children to start eating healthier since they taste even better than the fast-food ones. If you need a ‘bun’ replacement and don’t like capsicum, you can use Portobello mushrooms or fried zucchini slices instead.

Egg and Zucchini Breakfast Toastadas (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and the Foodie

31 Keto Mexican Recipes To Add Some Spice To Your Diet

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: zucchini, garlic, chipotle pepper powder or chili powder, sea salt (optional), flax meal (omit), coconut flour, eggs, bacon, avocado, salsa or hot sauce, cilantro, grated cheese (optional).

My family has problems finding bread alternatives, especially at breakfast time, but thanks to this recipe we no longer struggle! These toastadas have become a regular in the morning topped with an egg and crispy bacon, and if you like a bit of heat from yours, feel free to add some hot sauce as well. These take a bit of time to make so if you are interested to try them, maybe make them at the weekend when you have more time.

Low Carb Chicken Tacos (Contains Dairy)

– Modern Low Carb

Ingredients: chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, chicken breasts, cheddar or monterey jack or pepper jack cheese, cilantro, tomato, sour cream, lettuce, green onions, jalapeño peppers (optional), avocado, olive oil.

If you have time, it is really worth making your own taco spice mix as this means you are in charge of what goes into it and you can guarantee there are no unwanted ingredients. The taco shells used here are simply cooked cheese, but if you would rather not use these you can find other low-carb recipes. In this recipe you can use raw or cooked chicken and it is a great recipe for using up leftover cooked meat.

Low Carb Pork Rind Nachos (Contains Dairy)

– Thrifty DIY Diva

Ingredients: pork rinds, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, ground beef, jalapeños, sour cream.

The first thing I thought when I saw these pork rind nachos was that they would be great snacks to serve for game day or a movie night for the family! With much fewer carbs than traditional nachos, this could even be served as a lunchtime dish and would be a good way to encourage fussy teenagers to eat healthy! Just don’t tell them they’re low carb and they won’t notice!

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