It’s not often that I say that I’m having pork tacos on a ketogenic diet, but you can have your tacos and eat them too! The cilantro, lettuce, and sour cream really give the tacos a fresh bite, every bite. A slightly different flavor in each mouthful as you rip out peppers in some bites, jalapenos in others, and more sour cream for a refreshing cool-down.
Feel free to use any toppings you’d like! If you’re fasting and need the extra calories – go for some avocado. The creaminess of the avocado and sour cream would be a great offset to the crisp and crunchy textures of the pork and lettuce.
I used a tortilla press to flatten the tortillas, then left them out on the counter-top. When they’re first pressed, they’re slightly damp to the touch. I like to leave them out to allow for some of that moisture to evaporate, then roll them even thinner with a rolling pin. This helps with the formation process and will allow for a bigger tortilla that can hold all of the fillings.
Instead of following the flax tortilla recipe exactly, feel free to spice up your tortillas with whatever you’d like. I used some red pepper flakes, oregano, garlic, and onion powder. A nice little mixture to help the flavors of the pork come through.
Make sure that prior to wanting to use the tortillas, you give them a quick toast in a hot pan with no oil. This will give some texture and bite to the tortillas so they actually taste authentic! You can also make and save the tortillas in advance. They do get a little moist as they’re sitting in the fridge, so it’s best that you make them and store them, then give a quick toast as needed.
Read the full recipe with full nutrition breakdown and step-by-step pictures over at: https://www.ruled.me/pork-carne-asada-tacos/
1 pound cooked pork shoulder (Recipe for Pork Here: https://www.ruled.me/crispy-skin-slow-roasted-pork-shoulder/)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon chipotle powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon oregano
¾ medium yellow pepper
1 medium jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 thin flax tortillas (Recipe for Flax Tortillas Here: https://www.ruled.me/low-carb-flax-tortillas/)
1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
Nutrition Summary: This makes a total of 3 servings of Pork Carne Asada Tacos. Per 2 tacos with fillings, this comes out to be 718 Calories, 67.6g Fats, 3.2g Net Carbs, and 35.7g Protein.
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