I am a taco enthusiast, and I’m not even referring to the occasional “Choco-Taco” I’ve been known to consume pre training session…
I’ve had several requests from clients who have asked for “low carbohydrate, higher fat dinner ideas. Well I have a treat for you friends!
“ChimiChurri Tacos?” Yes! And they are delicious!
Ingredients You Will Need
(makes 4 servings)
3-4 cups of shredded jack cheese (I used pepper jack)
1 lb Sirloin or Ribeye Steak, cut into strips
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tbs butter
Sour Cream for Garnish
For The ChimiChurri:
1/2 cup cilantro, fresh
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley. fresh
1 clove of garlic
1/4 cup red onion
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice fresh
1/4 cup orange juice fresh
a dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
For Those Tracking Diet
Protein 48 grams
Carbohydrates 8 grams
Fat 67 grams
Total Calories 833
This Is How I Made It
For the Taco Shell; in a large frying pan on medium high heat, put one large handful of jack cheese in the center of the pan.
Fry the cheese until it gets crispy and melted, about 3-4 minutes. Then slide the cheese out of the pan onto a non stick surface
or parchment paper. As the cheese cools you can bend the cheese in half like a taco shell or leave it open for tostada style.
For the ChimiChurri Sauce; blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender for about 10-20 seconds, salt and pepper to taste.
In a large frying pan sauté the onion until golden brown. Add the strips of steak, salt and pepper. (I like to under cook the steak slightly
because the strips will continue to cook once you take them off the heat.)
Once the steak is cooked (I like mine rare), add the steak to your taco shell, top with ChimiChurri sauce, garnish with sour cream and a sprig of cilantro.
(BTW, there is so much false info out there on the “keto diet.” Depending on the amount of steak you consume in this meal, and the protein total for the rest of the day, this dish may not on its own, qualify as a ketogenic option due to the high protein content. If you have questions on keto, low carb or any other diet for that matter I will do my best to answer if you reach out. If I don’t know, I’ll do my best to find some research that may help answer your question. I answer mostly on Instagram @shutup_eat)