Okay, so it is actually Wednesday…busted! I may or may not have mentioned but the Bigs are picky eaters! I mean they won’t try anything new, nothing, zippo. Most family have tacos night on the regular weekly rotation but my kids won’t eat any of it except for corn chips, queso dip, and salsa. That said, tonight everyone opened their eyes to new possibilities and all were pleased with the outcome.
I’ve been seeing these short Tasty Videos on Facebook put out by those smart people at Buzzfeed. They always look so good but never are anywhere in the vicinity of low-carb. Then I found this little number, Cheese Shell Tacos. They are simple, crispy, and delicious. I cannot undersell the crispness factor. Since switching to a ketogenic diet, we have really missed the crispness of crackers & chips.
So back to the kids, we gave them their boring chips, cheese, and salsa. Then, out of the blue, Elliott looked at the taco meat and ask for some. Anticipation ensued. Will he approve or will his disapproval set us back further? The other kids got his resounding endorsement! SUCCESS! What happened next almost made me pass out. All but Hudson, tried the cheese shell taco and loved them. I cannot express my thanks to those brilliant minds at Buzzfeed for allowing me to add taco night back into our household.
- 3 cups of freshly shredded cheddar cheese (or experiment with your favorite cheeses!)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 packet of taco seasoning (I like Penzey's Taco Seasoning)
- 3/4 cup of water
- Preheat your oven to 350?F.
- Place your cheese in neat piles (about 1/4 cup each) on a non-greased baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes, until all the individual shreds melt into one disc. Be careful not to let the cheese color too much. Once they are all melted, let them cool for two minutes on your baking sheet, then lift them onto paper towels to blot off any excess grease.
- To form the shells, lay them over a propped-up utensil. Set these aside to cool.
- For the taco meat, brown the ground beef on a high heat. Sprinkle over your taco seasoning packet and add water if you need it for a nice saucy filling. Let meat simmer for 4-5 minutes until sauce reduces and thickens.
- Finally, assemble with any lchf ingredients you like. We used a little salsa, lettuce, and sour cream.
Calories 698 Fat 53 Protein 52 Carbs 5