Keto Rotel Tacos

Keto Rotel Tacos

Keto Rotel Tacos offer a flavorful and satisfying twist on the classic taco recipe, providing a low-carb option that’s perfect for anyone following a ketogenic lifestyle. The star of these tacos is the taco filling, made with ground beef (or your preferred protein), diced tomatoes, and green chilies. This combination creates a hearty and spicy mixture that’s bursting with Tex-Mex flavor. The addition of homemade or low-carb taco seasoning ensures that these tacos are seasoned to perfection without any added sugars or unnecessary carbs.

To serve these tacos, you have the option of using lettuce leaves as taco shells for a refreshing and light low-carb alternative, or you can opt for low-carb tortillas if you prefer a more traditional taco experience. Either way, the tacos are then topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro, adding layers of creamy richness, freshness, and vibrant color to each bite. A squeeze of lime adds a zesty finish that ties all the flavors together beautifully.

What makes these Keto Rotel Tacos truly exceptional is their nutritional profile. With only 7-10 grams of net carbs per serving (assuming 2 tacos with lettuce leaves), they’re a guilt-free indulgence that fits seamlessly into a keto diet. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients, these tacos are not only delicious but also nourishing and satisfying. Whether enjoyed for lunch, dinner, or as a tasty snack, Keto Rotel Tacos are sure to become a favorite among keto enthusiasts and taco lovers alike.


For the taco filling:

  • 1 pound ground beef (or your preferred protein, like chicken or turkey)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies (such as Rotel)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (look for a low-carb or homemade blend)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For serving:

  • Lettuce leaves or low-carb tortillas (lettuce wraps are a great low-carb option)
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or your choice)
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced avocado
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. Cook the Taco Filling:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until fully cooked. If using chicken or turkey, cook until no longer pink.
    • Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
    • Add the diced tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel) to the skillet. Stir in the taco seasoning. Cook for a few minutes until heated through and well combined.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste. You can adjust the level of spiciness by using mild or hot diced tomatoes and green chilies.
  2. Prepare the Toppings:
    • While the taco filling is cooking, prepare your desired toppings. Shred the cheese, slice the avocado, chop the cilantro, and cut lime wedges for squeezing.
  3. Assemble the Tacos:
    • If using lettuce leaves as taco shells, carefully wash and dry large lettuce leaves. These will serve as your low-carb taco shells.
    • If using low-carb tortillas, warm them according to the package instructions.
  4. Assemble the Tacos:
    • To assemble the tacos, place a spoonful of the taco filling in the center of each lettuce leaf or tortilla.
    • Top with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the Keto Rotel Tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the tacos.
    • Enjoy your delicious and satisfying low-carb taco creation!


Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 2 tacos with lettuce leaves):

  • Calories: ~300-350 kcal
  • Protein: ~20-25g
  • Fat: ~20-25g
  • Carbohydrates: ~7-10g (net carbs after subtracting fiber)
  • Fiber: ~2-3g