Delicious Low Carb Burrito Recipe -Healthy & Satisfying 2024

I’m constantly in search of tasty and nutritious low-carb dining options, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon the ideal low carb burrito! By combining a handful of basic ingredients, I’m able to bundle up protein, vegetables, and delicious tastes into a convenient wrap. What’s amazing is that this burrito fulfills my desires without exceeding my daily carb allowance. Allow me to share more about the preparation of this delicious and satisfying low carb burrito that has quickly become a favored meal during the week.

Ingredients for Low Carb Burrito

So, we start directly with the main part of the keto burrito, the ingredients. Here are some suggestions for protein choices, vegetable fillings, and low carb wraps to make your burrito healthy and satisfying.

Protein Choices

When it comes to protein choices for a low carb burrito, you have several options. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Ground beef: Lean ground beef is a great choice for a low carb burrito. It’s high in protein and low in carbs, and it pairs well with a variety of vegetables and seasonings.
  • Chicken: Grilled, shredded, or even low carb canned chicken is another great option. It’s lean and flavorful, and it pairs also well with fresh veggies and spices.
  • Shrimp: If you’re a seafood lover, consider adding some shrimp to your burrito. It’s low in calories and high in protein, and it adds a delicious flavor to your burrito. As I am not a big fan of shrimp, I often use smoked salmon as seafood
  • Tofu: For a vegetarian option, try using tofu as your protein source. It’s high in protein and low in carbs, and it’s a great way to add some variety to your burrito.

Vegetable Fillings

When it comes to vegetable fillings for your low carb burrito, the sky’s the limit. Here are some options to consider:

  • Bell peppers: Bell peppers are a colorful and flavorful addition to any burrito. They’re low in carbs and high in vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Onions: Onions add a sweet and savory flavor to your burrito, and they’re also low in carbs.
  • Cauliflower: as rice is one of the main ingredients in traditional burritos, we need a healthy and delicious alternative. That’s why I mostly use cauliflower and chopped it to the burrito
  • Spinach: Spinach is a nutrient-dense vegetable that’s low in carbs and high in vitamins and minerals. It’s a great way to add some greens to your burrito.
  • Avocado: Avocado is a healthy fat that’s great for a low carb diet. It adds a creamy texture and delicious flavor to your burrito.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a vibrant and tasty inclusion in your burrito. Low in carbs and rich in vitamins and antioxidants, they bring a burst of freshness to every bite.
  • Cucumbers
  • … the list is endless. Just go after your personal licking

Low Carb Wraps

Finally, you’ll need a low carb wrap to hold all of your delicious ingredients together. Here are some options to consider:

  • Lettuce leaves: For a low carb and low calorie option, try using lettuce leaves as your wrap. They’re crunchy and refreshing, and they add a nice texture to your burrito.
  • Coconut wraps: Coconut wraps are a great alternative to traditional flour tortillas. They’re low in carbs and high in fiber, and they have a slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with savory ingredients.
  • Almond flour tortillas: Almond flour tortillas are another great option. They’re low in carbs and high in protein, and they have a delicious nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of ingredients.
  • These Guerrero Low Carb Tortillas are also a go-to for your perfect burrito

DIY Low Carb Tortilla Recipe

DIY Low Carb Tortillas
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You can make the tortillas as easily by yourself. You can use low carb spinach wraps, which I have already written a blog article about, or try the recipe down below with almond and coconut flour.

Low Carb Burrito Tortillas Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water (adjust as needed)

Instructions:

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, and salt. Ensure there are no lumps, and the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients:
    In the same bowl, add the eggs and olive oil. Mix well until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Form Dough:
    Gradually add water to the mixture, stirring continuously until a dough forms. The consistency should be pliable but not too sticky. If needed, adjust the water or flour accordingly.
  4. Divide and Roll:
    Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball. Place a ball of dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out into a thin, round tortilla shape.
  5. Cook on a Pan:
    Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Carefully transfer the rolled-out tortilla onto the pan. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Repeat for the remaining portions.
  6. Keep Warm:
    As you cook each tortilla, place them on a plate covered with a kitchen towel to keep them warm and pliable until you fill them.

DIY Low Carb Burrito Recipe

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After you prepare your low carb tortilla, we can start with the burrito itself. First make sure you have the following ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head of lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for topping

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and bell peppers to the skillet and cook until softened.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir until the beef and vegetables are coated in the spices.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  5. Take a lettuce leaf and place a spoonful of the beef mixture in the center.
  6. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and your favorite toppings, such as salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Assembling the Burrito

To assemble the burrito, I use a low carb tortilla. I like to use a tortilla that’s made with almond flour or coconut flour, but you can use any low carb tortilla you like. I heat the tortilla in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to wrap.

Then, I add a layer of protein and vegetables to the center of the tortilla. I also add some shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. To make it even more delicious, I sometimes add guacamole or salsa.

Finally, I wrap the burrito by folding it in the sides and then rolling it up tightly. If the tortilla is too small, I use toothpicks to hold it together before eating them.

That’s it! My low carb burrito is ready to eat. It’s healthy, satisfying, and delicious.

Customizing Your Low Carb Burrito

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Looking to add some personal flair to your low carb burrito? Here are some easy ways to customize your meal and make it your own.

Spice Variations

If you’re looking to add some extra kick to your burrito, try experimenting with different spice blends. Some popular options include chili powder, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. You can also mix in some fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley for added flavor.

If you’re not sure where to start, try making your own taco seasoning blend. Simply mix together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the amounts to your liking and store the blend in an airtight container for future use.

Additional Low Carb Fillings

While ground beef is a classic burrito filling, there are plenty of other low carb options to choose from. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Shredded chicken or pork
  • Grilled vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and zucchini
  • Cauliflower rice or quinoa
  • Black beans or refried beans (in moderation)
  • Guacamole or avocado slices
  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt

When it comes to fillings, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to get creative and mix and match different ingredients to find your perfect combination.

Pairing Suggestions for Low Carb Burritos

Pairing Low Carb Burritos
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As much as I love a good burrito, I know that it’s important to have the right pairing to make the meal complete. Here are some of my favorite pairing suggestions for low carb burritos:

Low Carb Sides

When it comes to sides, I like to keep it simple and low carb. Here are a few ideas:

  • Guacamole and veggies: Whip up a batch of guacamole and serve it with sliced veggies like bell peppers, cucumbers, and carrots.
  • Cauliflower rice: Instead of traditional rice, try serving your burrito with cauliflower rice. It’s low carb and adds a nice texture to the meal.
  • Mixed greens salad: A simple mixed greens salad with a light vinaigrette is a great way to add some greens to your meal.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Low Carb Burritos

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As someone who has made their fair share of low carb burritos, I’ve learned a few things along the way. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when making your own low carb burritos.

Overfilling

One of the biggest mistakes people make when making low carb burritos is overfilling them. While it may be tempting to stuff as much filling as possible into your burrito, this can lead to a messy and difficult-to-eat burrito. Instead, aim for a moderate amount of filling that will allow you to easily wrap your burrito without it falling apart.

Not Heating the Wrap

Another mistake people make is not heating their low carb tortilla before filling it. This can lead to a cold and unappetizing burrito. To avoid this, simply heat your tortilla in the microwave or on a skillet before adding your filling. This will not only make your burrito more enjoyable to eat, but it will also help the tortilla to be softer, perfect for rolling.

FAQ

What is a low carb burrito and why choose it?

A low carb burrito is a healthier alternative to traditional burritos, containing fewer carbohydrates. It typically replaces high-carb tortillas with options like lettuce wraps or low-carb tortillas. Choosing it supports weight management and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

How can I make a satisfying low-carb burrito at home?

Combine your favorite low-carb ingredients, like grilled veggies, protein, and cheese, in a low-carb tortilla. Experiment with flavorful spices and herbs for an extra kick without the extra carbs.

Are there store-bought low carb burrito options?

Yes, many brands offer low-carb tortillas or wraps. Check nutrition labels for carb content. Some stores also carry pre-made low-carb burritos with keto-friendly ingredients.

Can I still enjoy a low carb burrito if I follow a vegetarian or vegan diet?

Absolutely! There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options for low carb burritos. Instead of meat, you can use plant-based proteins such as tofu or tempeh. Load up your burrito with colorful vegetables, avocados, and vegan cheese. Opt for a low-carb tortilla or a lettuce wrap, and you’ll have a delicious, satisfying burrito that fits well into your vegetarian or vegan low-carb lifestyle.


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