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Low Carb Mexican Lasagna

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This delicious low carb Mexican lasagna recipe can be made from just a handful of ingredients! A comforting keto and LCHF meal.

Low Carb Mexican "Lasagna" - a comfort food recipe made with ground beef, salsa, and low carb tortillas!

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So this recipe is adapted from my popular Low Carb Lasagna recipe – but this Mexican inspired version is MUCH easier! In fact, preparation time is super short, which (usually for a homemade lasagna) makes it ideal for a weeknight meal!

The key differences are that I use salsa to create instant flavor, and there is no white sauce. Like in my Italian version, I've used low carb tortillas which are an amazingly good replacement for lasagna sheets. They absorb the flavors of the sauce and are super soft after baking.

This keto lasagna with low carb tortillas is fantastic for when you need some comfort food! Plus you can make it as spicy as you like by changing the salsa or by adding hot sauce or chipotle powder

You might also like to check out my recipe for Fathead Lasagna!

How to Make a Low Carb Mexican Lasagna

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the ground beef. Cook until the meat has browned all over. Add the salsa and cook for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.  I recommend the Green Mountain Gringo salsa which you can buy online from Netrition (available in mild, medium, or hot!). But if you can't get that, always check the nutritional data of store bought salsas, because some manufacturers add a ton of sugar! Because of the natural carbs in the tomatoes, 2g net carbs per serving of two tablespoons is the lowest I've found.
Low Carb Mexican "Lasagna" - a comfort food recipe made with ground beef, salsa, and low carb tortillas!
 
Season with salt and pepper if necessary – it depends on the salsa. Also, at this point you might like to add any extra spiciness! 
 
Layer the tortillas with the meat mixture in a baking dish, cutting the tortillas to fit as necessary.
Low Carb Mexican "Lasagna" - a comfort food recipe made with ground beef, salsa, and low carb tortillas!
 
Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake in a preheated oven until the cheese has melted and golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes.
 
Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
Low Carb Mexican "Lasagna" - a comfort food recipe made with ground beef, salsa, and low carb tortillas!

Serve this Mexican lasagna with  a bright and crisp green salad. Sour cream is also a great addition!

Low Carb Mexican "Lasagna" - a comfort food recipe made with ground beef, salsa, and low carb tortillas!

You'll be seriously surprised how easy this keto lasagna with low carb tortillas is to make!

Low Carb Mexican "Lasagna"

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This delicious low carb Mexican lasagna recipe can be made from just a handful of ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup low carb salsa
  • salt and pepper
  • hot sauce or chipotle powder, optional, to taste
  • 4 small low carb tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the ground beef. Cook until the meat has browned all over. Drain the meat if there is excess liquid.
  3. Add the salsa and cook for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper if necessary. Add hot sauce or chipotle powder as required.
  4. Layer the tortillas with the meat mixture in a baking dish, cutting the tortillas to fit as necessary.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake until the cheese has melted and golden brown, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

Notes

8g net carbs per serving (a quarter of the whole recipe).

Nutritional data is based on using tortillas with 4g net carbs each.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 559Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 107mgSodium 730mgCarbohydrates 23gNet Carbohydrates 8gFiber 15gSugar 3gProtein 31g

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Jill

Sunday 16th of February 2020

What size baking dish did you use?

Georgina

Sunday 16th of February 2020

I just went and measured it for you! It's 6 x 9".

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