Pork Tacos with Homemade Keto Tortillas 🌮

Pork Tacos with Homemade Keto Tortillas 🌮

Our Keto Pork Tacos are a tasty low-carb twist on the classic Mexican dish. Made with juicy ground pork, fresh vegetables, and homemade keto tortillas, these tacos are an excellent choice for busy weekdays. Let’s dive into the recipe!

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Preparation and cooking overview

Cooking these pork tacos is a breeze! To start, prepare a homemade taco seasoning and sauté the ground pork. Next, make low-carb tortillas and assemble the tacos with seasoned pork, colorful veggies, and a zesty lime kick. In just 40 minutes, you’ll have a plate of mouthwatering pork tacos ready to be enjoyed!

Chef’s note

To make this recipe super low-carb, you can swap the keto tortillas with fresh lettuce leaves for tasty lettuce wrap tacos. And if you like a little spice, add sliced jalapenos or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the filling.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Recipe Makes 8 Servings

🌮 Ingredients for this keto pork tacos recipe

Here’s a list of ingredients you need for the keto pulled pork tacos:

For the ground pork

  • ⅓ onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.25 pounds of ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning

For the low-carb taco tortillas

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the taco fillings

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ⅓ red onion, sliced
  • 2 lettuce leaves, chopped
  • Lime juice to taste, optional
Ingredients made ready on kitchen table for keto pork tacos recipe.

Ingredient substitutions

Missing some ingredients? No worries! You can still make delicious keto pork tacos with these easy swaps:

  • Xantham gum: If you don’t have Xantham gum, use guar gum instead.
  • Dried oregano: If you’re out of dried oregano, just use the same amount of dried basil. It’ll add a sweet and peppery touch.
  • Olive oil: Use avocado or coconut oil if you don’t have olive oil.
  • Cherry tomatoes: Replace the cherry tomatoes with ripe plum or Roma tomatoes.
  • Lettuce: Swap lettuce with other low-carb leafy greens like spinach or arugula.

Additional ingredients

Want to make your ground pork tacos even tastier? Add some of these optional ingredients:

  • Cheese: Add shredded cheddar or crumbled feta for a cheesy flavor.
  • Sour cream: A dollop of sour cream on your tacos will give a tangy taste.
  • Jalapeño slices: Top your tacos with fresh or pickled jalapeño slices for a spicy kick.
  • Fresh herbs: Sprinkle some chopped parsley or fresh cilantro for a touch of freshness.
  • Red bell peppers: Add thinly sliced red or green bell pepper strips for a crunchy bite.
  • BBQ sauce: For extra flavor, drizzle low-carb BBQ sauce on top. 
Keto tacos seasoned with lettuce, onion, and tomatoes.

Cooking tools required

To make this Pork Tacos Recipe, you’ll need the following kitchen tools:

  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Small bowl
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Spatula
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment sheets
  • Plastic wrap
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Tool substitutes list

  • Cast iron skillet: If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, use a non-stick pan to cook your tortillas and ground meat.
Tacos served on a plate.

How to make Pork Tacos with Low Carb Tortillas: step-by-step guide

Cooking methods

  • Sautéing
  • Simmering
  • Pan-frying

Preparation steps

  1. Gather and measure all the ingredients.
  2. Wash the lettuce leaves and cherry tomatoes under cold tap water.
  3. Chop up the red onion for the ground pork.
  4. Cut the cherry tomatoes in quarters and slice the red onion for the fillings.
  5. Fetch the Taco Seasoning, or make one from scratch using our recipe.

Cooking instructions

Cook the ground pork

  1. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium-high.
  2. Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the ground pork, cook until brown, then drain the fat.
  4. Mix in the taco seasoning and ½ cup of hot water; let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. While simmering, get started on the keto tortillas.
Chopped onions added to a cast iron skillet containing oil.
Ground pork being sautéed in a skillet.
Taco seasoning added to ground pork in a skillet.
Cooked ground pork for taco meat.

Prepare the keto tortillas

  1. Mix the almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, egg, and water in a food processor until a dough forms.
  2. Rest the dough for 10 minutes, wrapped in plastic.
  3. Divide into ten balls, then roll each between parchment paper to an 8-inch (20cm) diameter.
  4. Cut out circles using a bowl, and use the extra dough for more tortillas.
  5. Heat a cast-iron skillet and lightly oil it with olive oil.
  6. Cook the tortillas for about a minute on each side until lightly browned.

Assemble the pork tacos

  1. Fill each tortilla with ground pork, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lettuce.
  2. Optional: Drizzle with lime juice, then serve warm and enjoy your flavorful, low-carb meal!
Adding taco meat in between a tortilla.
Adding toppings on tacos.

Chef’s pro tip

Aim for a consistent thickness when rolling out the tortilla dough so that your tortillas cook evenly. If you made the tortillas earlier and they’ve cooled down, warm them up before adding the meat and other toppings. Serving the tacos with warm tortillas enhances the overall flavor and gives them a better texture.

What to serve with keto pork tacos?

Enjoy the pork tacos as a stand-alone dish, or pair them with other side dishes for a complete meal. Here are some examples:

  • Keto-friendly guacamole: Pair your spicy pork tacos with creamy guacamole. It goes wonderfully with the flavors of the meat.
  • Keto coleslaw: Serve the tacos with Crack Slaw to balance the rich and savory tastes of the tacos.
  • Cauliflower rice: Want a full meal? Serve a side of light and fluffy Mexican Cauliflower Rice.
  • Keto fries: Serve your shredded pork tacos with Halloumi Fries. The combination of flavors is just delicious!
Tacos served with tortillas.

How to make it healthier?

  • Swap tortillas with lettuce wraps: If you want to lower the carb content even more, use lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.
  • Add more vegetables: Add more colorful vegetables like bell peppers, spinach, or zucchini into the filling. This boosts the fiber content and adds valuable nutrients without increasing the number of calories.

Time-saving tips

  • Use pre-made taco seasoning: If you want to save time, you can buy pre-made taco seasoning packets at the store. Just check the label to make sure they fit your keto diet.
Pork tacos recipe.

What can I prepare ahead of time?

  • Taco seasoning: Make the taco seasoning in advance and store it in a tight container. It’ll be ready when you need it.
  • Low-carb tortilla dough: Prepare the keto tortilla dough ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. When you’re ready, just roll and cook the tortillas following the recipe. It’s a handy way to save some time in the kitchen!

Storage and reheating instructions

Storage instructions

  • Refrigerator: Put the leftover ground pork and keto tortillas in different airtight containers. The pork will stay fresh for 3-4 days, and the tortillas will last up to a week.
  • Freezer: You can freeze both the tortillas and ground pork. Wrap the tortillas in plastic and use a freezer bag for the pork. They’ll be good for 2-3 months.
Homemade keto tacos.

Reheating best practices

  • Tortillas: Warm them up in a pan over medium heat. Or you can wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  • Ground pork: Heat the pork in a pan over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes. If you prefer, microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until hot.

Tip: Add a little water or chicken broth if the pork seems dry during reheating.

Recipe wrap-up conclusion

The Keto Pork Tacos are a tasty choice for any meal. With ground pork and fresh toppings inside low-carb tortillas, this dish brings the flavors of Mexico right to your table.

Grab your ingredients and get ready to cook up a satisfying feast. Whether for a quick lunch or family dinner, these tacos are a delicious and guilt-free favorite.

What do you think of this recipe? We’d love to see it! Share your thoughts and photos on Instagram and Facebook. Happy cooking!

Frequently asked questions

Carnitas and pork tacos differ in the way the pork meat is cooked. Carnitas are made by slow-cooking or braising pork until tender and then shredded. Pork tacos, on the other hand, can use ground pork or cuts cooked in various ways.

Regular tortillas are typically not keto as they’re made with corn or wheat flour, which are high in carbs. However, the tortillas used in this recipe are keto-friendly and made of almond flour and xanthan gum.

Absolutely! You can easily substitute ground pork with beef, turkey, or chicken. Just make sure to adjust your cooking time as needed.

You can buy low-carb tortillas from your grocery store if you’re short on time. Check the nutritional information to ensure they fit your keto diet plan.

If you don’t have a food processor, prepare the dough by hand. Keep in mind that it takes more effort and time.

The number of carbs in a tortilla varies depending on the size and ingredients. A standard 6-inch flour tortilla has about 18-20g of carbs, while a keto almond flour tortilla has 2-3g of net carbs per serving. Check our recipe card for precise carb details.

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Enjoy mouthwatering Keto Pork Tacos with juicy ground pork, fresh veggies, and low-carb tortillas, bringing all the Mexican flavors without the guilt!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy, keto, keto pork recipes, low carb tortillas, pork tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 479kcal

Ingredients

For the homemade taco seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

For the ground pork

  • onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.25 pounds of ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

For the low-carb taco tortillas

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the taco fillings

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered
  • red onion sliced
  • 2 lettuce leaves chopped
  • Lime juice to taste optional

Instructions

Make the taco seasoning

  • Combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  • Store the seasoning in a dry jar in your kitchen.

Cook the ground pork

  • Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium-high.
  • Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  • Add the ground pork, cook until brown, then drain the fat.
  • Mix in the taco seasoning and ½ cup of hot water; let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • While simmering, get started on the keto tortillas.

Prepare the keto tortillas

  • Mix the almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, egg, and water in a food processor until a dough forms.
  • Rest the dough for 10 minutes, wrapped in plastic.
  • Divide into ten balls, then roll each between parchment paper to a 20 cm diameter.
  • Cut out circles using a bowl, and use the extra dough for more tortillas.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet and lightly oil it with olive oil.
  • Cook the tortillas for about a minute on each side until lightly browned.

Assemble the pork tacos

  • Fill each tortilla with ground pork, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lettuce.
  • Optional: Drizzle with lime juice, then serve warm and enjoy your flavorful, low-carb meal!

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Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1162IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 3mg

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