taco cabbage skillet

Keto Cheesy Beef Taco Cabbage Skillet

This recipe is easy and fast. It’s full of traditional Mexican flavor that everyone loves with almost no carbs or guilt. We were careful not to exclude the ever important hot flavor in our recipe, which is always present at Mexican tables. 

You can use this delicious traditional taco recipe for breakfast or lunch. You can even make it as a healthy alternative to taco night at home. It won’t disappoint no matter how you use it!

The primary ingredient in this recipe is ground beef. We recommend that you go with grass-fed beef because it contains higher amounts of certain nutrients, such as omega 3 fatty acids, precursors to vitamins, and antioxidants. 

This recipe also calls for cabbage, which is a cruciferous vegetable that has been shown to help fight against cancer. Cabbage is a very low-carb food. Despite this, it contains a wide variety of nutrients. 

keto taco cabbage skillet

Getting more vegetables into your low-carb diet is a great way to aid your weight loss efforts. Cabbage also helps support the digestive system. 

This recipe allows you to use your own sauce. We recommend making your own marinara or tomato sauce at home using fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and spices. If you have to buy a store-bought brand, then look for one with organic ingredients and no added sugars. 

You can also serve this dish over your favorite low-carb vegetables, such as cabbage, spinach, kale, or riced broccoli or cauliflower. You can have fun with your serving options as long as you don’t remove the spice from the recipe that gives this dish its authentic taste! 

How To

Prepare the recipe’s ingredients. Start by shredding the cabbage and grating the cheese.

ingredients taco cabbage skillet

Book beef in a frying pan with olive oil. Season with garlic, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, chili, and cook until the meat is browned. Add tomato sauce in and then add cabbage.

add beef to cabbage and cheese

Cook until cabbage becomes soft then add cheese in. Stir it until the cheese is melted.

add sauce and chili to cabbage

Top with coriander or green onions, more cheese, avocado and sour cream if desired. 

If you wish to, you can make mini tortillas using shredded cheese only and baking it into the shape of a taco. Then you can use it to hold your fillings!

serve taco cabbage skillet

Keto Beef Taco Cabbage Skillet

If you’re a fan of tacos then we guarantee that you’ll love this nutritious, low carb meal packed with keto friendly ingredients. It’s easy to make and perfect for any day of the week.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword: taco skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN



  • Prepare all the ingredients before starting to cook. Shred the cabbage. Grate the cheese.
  • Heat the frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil in. Once the oil gets hot, add minced garlic in and stir fry beef. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder and taco seasoning.
  • Cook it until browned then add tomato sauce in.
  • Add the cabbage in and give it a good stir. Cook between 3-4 minutes until the cabbage is soft.
  • Finally, add cheese in and stir everything well until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and top with coriander or green onions. You can also serve this dish with avocado and sour cream.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Beef Taco Cabbage Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 961mg42%
Potassium 518mg15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 599IU12%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 254mg25%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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