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Low Carb Steak Quesadilla – Taco Bell Copycat

This low carb steak quesadilla is a copycat recipe of the popular dish from Taco Bell! Keto friendly recipe.

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

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Did you see my recent recipe for creamy jalapeño sauce

Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

As I mentioned in that recipe, it was part one of two, and here's the second part! It was suggested by a reader when I asked in my newsletter for suggestion of recipes to make. So let's look at the exact definition of a Taco Bell Steak Quesadilla:

Steak Quesadillas consist of marinated premium thick cut steak combined with their three-cheese blend and a Creamy Jalapeño Sauce all folded in a freshly grilled tortilla.”

Once you have the sauce, all you need to do is marinate the steak, and grab some cheese and low carb tortillas! By the way, their version is 34g net carbs per serving, mine is only 7g net!

 

How to Make a Low Carb Steak Quesadilla – Taco Bell Copycat

Prepare the marinade for steak by combining soy sauce, lime juice, avocado (or olive) oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, ground cumin, and chipotle powder

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

Cube a sirloin steak and add it to the marinade. Cover and store in the fridge for at least one hour – but it can stay there overnight if necessary. 

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

When you are ready to cook, heat a skillet (or grill pan) over a medium-high heat and use a slotted spoon to transfer the steak to the skillet. Discard any remaining marinade.

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

While the steak cooks, smear some of the jalapeño sauce onto a low carb tortilla. Mission Carb Balance is still my go-to, but check out my low carb tortilla comparison for more ideas. 

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

When the steak is cooked to your liking, transfer it a plate and keep warm. In a separate skillet (preferably non-stick), place a second low carb tortilla and load it up with shredded cheese. Taco Bell uses a three-cheese combination of cheddar, Monterey jack, and American. Chihuahua is my favorite cheese for quesadillas, but I added some cheddar to it to make it more like the original.

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

Cook over a medium heat until the cheese starts to melt at the edges. Add the steak, and top with the first tortilla. Cook for a few minutes then carefully flip it over. Cook until the tortilla underneath is crispy and the cheese has melted.

Transfer to a cutting board and cut it into 6 wedges. 

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

Try serving this quesadilla with slices of avocado, sour cream, fresh cilantro, or guacamole!

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - a Taco Bell copycat recipe!

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - Taco Bell Copycat

Low Carb Steak Quesadilla - Taco Bell Copycat

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This low carb steak quesadilla is a copycat recipe of the popular dish from Taco Bell! Keto friendly recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tbs avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 tsp garlic paste (or minced garlic)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 8 oz sirloin steak, cubed
  • ¼ cup keto creamy jalapeño sauce
  • 2 low carb tortillas (approx 8")
  • 1 cup shredded chihuahua cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  1. Prepare the marinade for steak by combining the soy sauce, lime juice, oil, garlic, oregano, cumin, and chipotle powder in a bowl. 
  2. Add the steak to the marinade. Cover and store in the fridge for at least one hour - but it can stay there overnight if necessary. 
  3. When you are ready to cook, heat a skillet over a medium-high heat and use a slotted spoon to transfer the steak to the skillet. Discard any remaining marinade.
  4. While the steak cooks, smear the jalapeño sauce onto one tortilla.
  5. When the steak is cooked to your liking, transfer it a plate and keep warm. In a separate skillet (preferably non-stick), place the second low carb tortilla and load it up with the cheese.
  6. Cook over a medium heat until the cheese starts to melt at the edges. Add the steak, and top with the first tortilla. Cook for a few minutes then carefully flip it over. Cook until the tortilla underneath is crispy and the cheese has melted.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board and cut it into 6 wedges. 

Notes

7g net carbs per serving of three wedges (half the recipe).

Nutritional information does not include the marinade as it has minimal impact.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 3 wedges
Amount Per Serving Calories 698Total Fat 49gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 0.7gCholesterol 185mgSodium 987mgCarbohydrates 22.2gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 15.2gProtein 52.6g

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Kim

Sunday 20th of September 2020

I can't wait to try this! I used to enjoy these at Taco Bell, and yours looks amazing. Thank you so much for posting this and please thank the person who suggested this.

Georgina

Sunday 20th of September 2020

Thanks - will do!

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