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. Easy keto recipes with simple steps, delicious flavor, and minimal clean up are essential!
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. Another quick 15 minute meal to try is our Blackened Pork Chops recipe.
If you have a hankering for marinated meat, that is always an option with this recipe – try one of our easy choices in Keto Flank Steak Marinade – 3 Ways.
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.
If you like keto Mexican food recipes, be sure to try this Mexican Omelette.
Then, take a look at Easy Keto Dinners with Beef for even more dinner ideas!
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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.
Take a look at the full presentation – A low-carb cauliflower tortilla carne asada wrap!
15 minute Carne Asada with Cauliflower Rice
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 pound beef fillet
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup cilantro minced
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric root powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup Cauliflower Rice cooked
- 1 small tomato chopped
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 Cauliflower Tortilla optional
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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This is one of many great low-carb 30 minute meals you can enjoy for lunch or dinner any day of the week!