Keto Mexican Skillet

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb 93% or 96$ leanground beef
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 whole yellow onion diced
  • 1 whole medium head of cauliflower or one packet of riced cauliflower
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder optional
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or beef broth
  • 2 cups Trader Joe's shredded almond cheese or cheese of choice
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • The garnish
  • 1/2 yellow or green bell pepper
  • Freshly diced grape tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeño sliced
  • One avocado diced
  • 1/4 red onion minced
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Lemon or lime slices


  • Rinse and break the cauliflower head into small florets and roughly chop in a food processor.
  • In a large skillet, sauté diced onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, until slightly translucent and softened.
  • Add lean beef to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium high heat until beef has started to brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon olive oil and sauté cauliflower rice for about 2 minutes. Stir in seasonings: onion and garlic powder, paprika, cumin and chili powder. Mix well and continue to cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, black beans and vegetable broth to skillet. Bring to a simmer, and allow the vegetables and seasoning to soak up some of the broth.
  • Add beef and onion back to the skillet and give a quick stir (you can also keep beef on top of cauliflower for serving if you like). Sprinkle with shredded cheese, cover the skillet and let set for 2-3 minutes off heat to melt cheese.
  • Garnish with fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, sliced avocado, Jalapeño slices, lime slices and cilantro. Serve hot and enjoy!
Previous articleVegetable & Lentil Soup
Next articleSpicy Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus
SweatNET exists to make healthy lifestyles more affordable and accessible for our Charlotte communities. No matter if you are an elite athlete or if you only have been thinking about your new-years resolution, SweatNET is for you. SweatNET is a FREE informational platform to connect you to studios, businesses, ambassadors and activities around Charlotte. Take it one step further and become a member of SweatNET to receive exclusive discounts on everything from classes to healthy eats.