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. Easy keto recipes with simple steps, delicious flavor, and minimal clean up are essential!

Low-carb cauliflower tortilla carne asada wrap.

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 I like is Blackened Pork Chops with a simple side salad.

Keto Carne Asada Tips

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.

As a low-carb vegetable, riced cauliflower can be prepared with many different entrees. Hint – anything you would want rice with, you can swap homemade cauliflower rice instead.

If you like keto Mexican food recipes, be sure to try this Mexican Omelette for breakfast and low-carb tostadas for lunch.

Then, take a look at Easy Keto Dinners with Beef for even more dinner ideas!

15-minute carne asada. Low-carb, ketogenic, paleo.

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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!

A plate with carne asada and rice, served alongside fresh avocado.

15 minute Carne Asada with Cauliflower Rice

Jessica Haggard
A quick and easy no-marinade carne asada meal is a great low-carb lunch. It's a delicious meal that saves you time but doesn't sacrifice a bit of flavor!
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 659 kcal



  • 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.
    1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1/4 pound beef fillet, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric root powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black 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.
    1 cup Cauliflower Rice, 1 small tomato, 1/2 avocado, 1 Cauliflower Tortilla


Macros do not include the tortilla, these are located on the cauliflower tortilla recipe post

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 659kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 27gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 25gSodium: 1281mgFiber: 11gNet Carbohydrates: 12g

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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!

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