15 minute Carne Asada with Cauliflower Rice

15 minute Carne Asada with Cauliflower Rice

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This is a no-marinade carne asada recipe that takes only 15 minutes and is a great nutrient dense meal for a quick lunch or easily prepared dinner. The steps are simple, the taste delicious, and clean up a breeze.

You had a preview of this recipe in a recent video vlog on our youtube channel and again in the Cauliflower Tortilla with Garlic and Oregano recipe post.

Quick and easy meals will always have a place in my home. With kids, work, and all the things in-between, spending a long period of time making food does not always appeal to me. Since our little boy turned four months, he is spending a lot of time awake which leaves me with one hand for most meals. We have to keep it simple and this 15 minute Carne Asada is a perfect solution that the whole family enjoys.

15 minute Carne Asada

Cauliflower rice is a low-carb keto veggie that can be prepared with many different entrees. Hint – anything you would want rice with, you can swap in cauli-rice instead. Complete recipe directions on how to make Cauliflower Rice (two ways) are posted toward the bottom of this article, scroll down to find them.

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Cauliflower rice can also be enjoyed the following ways:

  • Drizzled with “Hollandaise Sauce”, served with roasted asparagus and a protein of choice
  • Used to soak up the sauce from “Braised Green Cabbage”, served with mackerel
  • Enhanced with the 3 additional variations to the original “Cauliflower Rice” recipe
  • Mixed in with “Tahini Lemon Vegetable Stif-Fry”

These are just a few ideas to get you going! Cauliflower rice will mix and match with a wide variety of recipes. Chapter 4: Herbs and Spices will be helpful for you to learn how to customize the herbal profile to best suit your meal.

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Take a look at the full presentation – A low-carb cauliflower tortilla carne asada wrap!

low-carb cauliflower tortilla carne asada wrap

15 minute Carne Asada with Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

A quick and easy no-marinade carne asada meal for lunch or dinner.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ pound beef fillet
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked cauliflower rice (directions here)
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cauliflower tortilla, optional (directions here)


  1. Warm the oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add the meat to the oil, baste with lemon juice, and sprinkle garlic and cilantro over the meat as it cooks. Season with turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the first side for 30 seconds to a minute, depending on how thick the fillet is. Flip and cook for another minute. Keep the center red. Cook on low heat to preserve nutrient quality and soft texture.
  3. Serve sliced and warm on a bed of cauliflower rice with chopped tomato, fresh cilantro, and avocado. Pour the meat drippings over the rice. Wrap everything up in a cauliflower tortilla.


Macros per serving: 32.1 g protein, 38.7 g fat, 20.4 g carb, 8 g net carb

*does not include macros for optional tortilla, these are located on the cauliflower tortilla recipe post


How to make Cauliflower Rice (Two-Ways):

Cauliflower Rice for grain-free, low-carb, ketogenic, and paleo cooking


How to Make Cauliflower Tortillas with Oregano and Garlic:

Cauliflower Tortillas with Garlic and Oregano

If you like this recipe, check out others in The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook. Our cookbook is available exclusively in our shop now!

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