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Cheese Shell Burritos Recipe

Craving a Tex-Mex delight but trying to keep things low-carb? Look no further! Picture sinking your teeth into a savory, cheese-infused shell cradling seasoned ground beef, gooey shredded cheddar, cool sour cream, and a medley of diced tomatoes, red onions, and jalapenos. These Cheese Shell Burritos are not only a fiesta for your taste buds but also a guilt-free indulgence perfect for any occasion.

Cheese Shell Burritos

Indulge in the cheesy goodness of these low-carb burritos, bursting with flavor and creativity.


  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seasoned ground beef
  • Sour cream
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced red onion
  • Diced jalapeno
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Additional sour cream (optional)


  1. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese onto the skillet, forming large circles.
  3. Cook until the edges are crispy and the cheese holds together, approximately 5 minutes.
  4. While the cheese shells are cooking, prepare the seasoned ground beef by browning it in a separate skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through.
  5. Once the cheese shells are crispy, carefully remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate.
  6. Fill each cheese shell with a generous portion of seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, and diced jalapeno.
  7. Serve with a side of shredded lettuce and, if desired, salsa and additional sour cream.
  8. Enjoy your cheesy, flavorful burritos!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Let’s take a closer look at the carb content of these delicious Cheese Shell Burritos:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese: Less than 1g per 1/4 cup
  • Seasoned ground beef: 0g
  • Sour cream: 1g per tablespoon
  • Diced tomatoes: 1g per 1/2 cup
  • Diced red onion: 2g per 1/4 cup
  • Diced jalapeno: 1g per pepper
  • Shredded lettuce: Less than 1g per cup
  • Salsa: 3g per 2 tablespoons (varies by brand)
  • Additional sour cream: 1g per tablespoon

Total estimated carbs for the recipe: Approximately 9-11g (varies based on the amount of each ingredient used and specific brands).

A Burst of Tex-Mex Flavor

Who says you can’t enjoy the bold flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine while staying low-carb? These Cheese Shell Burritos are proof that you can have your burrito and eat it too! Whether it’s a weeknight dinner, a weekend treat, or a festive gathering with friends, these cheesy delights are sure to be a hit. Get ready to spice up your mealtime routine with this delicious twist on a classic favorite!

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