Saturday, December 28, 2013

Craving Killer - Low Carb Nachos! [10.5g Net Carbs vs 71g at Taco Bell!]

Back in my SAD days, I absolutely LOVED the Nachos BellGrande from Taco Bell. Of course, I wouldn't touch them now at a whopping 71g of Carbohydrates!! So... I had to come up with a decent substitution to satisfy that killer nacho craving that still hits me from time to time. This recipe is NOT super low carb - it still comes in at just over 10g/serving BUT that is still much better than 71g!!

What You Will Need:
2 Large Low Carb Tortillas
 1 lb Ground Beef 
2oz Shredded Cheese
2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
3 Tablespoons Salsa
1/2 Haas Avocado
3 or 4 slices of Pickled Jalapeno

These are super easy to make! Cut your tortillas up into whatever size "chips" you like. I kept mine sort of big for easier scooping. You will need to deep fry them to turn them into chips. I put mine in my deep fryer for 5 minutes but next time I will try 3 minutes because they almost got too browned. If you don't have a deep fryer you can probably just fry them up in a deep skillet. I use peanut oil in my fryer but I think coconut oil would probably work well too. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and cover them with a kitchen towel to keep them warm while you cook your ground beef. 

I put one tablespoon of salsa in with my ground beef to flavor it. You will want to check labels and find the lowest carb salsa. Once your meat is cooked, drain it a bit and pile it on top of your chips. I then sprinkled the shredded cheese and the chopped avocado on and then topped it off with the sour cream and remaining salsa. I also added a few slices of pickled jalapeno but you can omit them if you prefer. I forgot to add chopped tomatoes but I bet it would be a good addition - just remember to count the extra carbs if you choose to add them in.

Here is the Net Carb Breakdown: Just Over 21g for the whole dish, Serves 2 for 10.5g per serving.

Tortillas: 12g (I use Mission Whole Wheat Carb Balance and they are 6g/each)
Ground Beef 0g
Shredded Cheese 2g (I figure 1g/oz)
Sour Cream 2g
Salsa 3g
Avocado 1.8g
Jalapeno >1g 


  1. Wow! That looks so tasty. :) I really like the Crunch Wrap Supreme's.

    1. I loved those too! Hmm.. gonna have to come up with a nice substitute for them! :)