Keto Burrito Bowl

Keto Burrito Bowls

Howdy friend! I hope you’re ready for this Low Carb Keto Burrito Bowl recipe because I got up at the crack of dawn to write this post up for ya! Yes, I was that excited! Okay, so maybe I didn’t get up quite at the crack of dawn, but it was still pretty early. I was tinkering in the kitchen the other night and found myself craving a Healthy Burrito Bowl. I also needed a Paleo Burrito Bowl and Low Carb Burrito Bowl since we’re eating healthier this year. While we’re not eating a strictly Keto diet, our clean eating often leads us to a version of dairy-free Keto. So I put my thinking cap on and went to work creating a recipe that would literally cover every base there was to cover.

If you’re craving a healthy burrito and you need it to be Keto, Low Carb, or just Low Calorie, I’ve got you covered! This Healthy Keto Burrito Bowl also makes great left-overs to take with you to lunch the next day! You can eat it topped with any garnish you love, or toss a couple of handfuls of chopped kale or romaine salad in, add a drizzle of Olive Oil Vinaigrette and you’ve got a delicious Taco Salad! I like to add a few slivered almonds to my leftover makeover Keto Taco Salad Bowl for a nice crunch and some extra fat. So yum!


A white bowl filled with seasoned ground beef and cauliflower rice and topped with sour cream, shredded lettuce, guacamole, and cherry tomatoes sits on a wooden back drop with a blue towel beside it. A gold fork is resting on the towel to the right of the bowl.

Low Carb Burrito Bowl

You can’t have a good Low Carb Burrito Bowl without some wonderful ingredients. I started out with 1/2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large, deep, skillet. Let that oil heat up, then add in 1 tablespoon of dried, minced onion and 1 tablespoon of fresh minced garlic. Go ahead and saute the onion and garlic until it is fragrant and translucent. This will give your Keto Burrito Bowls such a wonderful flavor!


A black skillet sits on a stove top with sauting minced onion and garlic inside.


Healthy Low Calorie Burrito Bowl

Now that the onion and garlic is cooked, add in 1 pound of 93% lean, grass-fed ground beef. If you don’t have grass-fed ground beef or want to save a little extra money, using regular lean ground beef will also work perfectly. If you really want to cut some calories, you can also add lean ground turkey. Season the meat with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika.


A black skillet with ground beef and taco seasonings is cooking on the stove with a red meat masher inside.

Healthy Keto Burrito Bowl

Stir the taco seasonings into the the meat and use a spatula or meat masher to break the meat into fine crumbles. Once the meat is cooked, drain any grease that remains.


A black skillet sits on the stove with cooked and seasoned crumbled ground beef inside and a pink spatula is resting inside the meat.

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Now that the meat is cooked and the grease has been removed, it’s time to add your cauliflower rice! I suggest using a frozen, plain, 12 ounce bag of cauliflower rice for an extra fast and easy option. You can thaw the cauliflower rice out first if you have the time and think of it, but if you’re like me and you’re running short on time, just add it to the meat frozen. Continue cooking the cauliflower rice and meat mixture on medium heat until the rice is cooked through and warm. Use your spatula to break up any large, frozen pieces of cauliflower rice.


A black skillet with a spatula inside is sitting on a stove top. The skillet contains cooked and seasoned ground beef and plain cauliflower rice.

Low Calorie Burrito Bowl

Now that the cauliflower rice is cooked, add in 1 cup of my Blender Salsa. This Blender Salsa is so fast and easy to make – not to mention it contains no sugar or nasty additives. If you don’t have the items on hand to make my Blender Salsa, you can use any brand of salsa – just make sure it doesn’t contain sugar!


A black skillet with a spatula inside is sitting on a stove top. The skillet contains cooked and seasoned ground beef and plain cauliflower rice. One cup of Blender Salsa has been added to the contents in the skiller

Healthy Burrito Bowl

Stir the salsa into the seasoned ground beef and cooked cauliflower rice and remove the skillet from the heat. Step back and give yourself a hand, because in just minutes you’ve created a healthy and delicious Keto Burrito Bowl to serve your family – and you didn’t have to stress or spend a lot of time doing it!


A black skillet sits on the stove with seasoned ground beef, cauliflower rice, and salsa inside. The contents have been stirred and are cooked.

Keto Burrito Bowl

This Keto Burrito Bowl is a meal I love to serve on a busy week-night or a relaxed weekend. The ease in which this meal is prepared makes my time in the kitchen stress-free and my family enjoys getting to customize their Burrito Bowl to their own liking. Trying to figure out some good toppings to offer for this Low Carb Burrito Bowl? Here’s some good suggestions: Sour cream, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes, guacamole, diced onion, diced bell pepper, sliced jalapenos, and the list goes on! Check the recipe card below for some more great topping ideas to customize your Keto Burrito Bowl.


An overhead shot of a white bowl resting on a wood backdrop with a blue towel to the right of the bowl and a gold fork resting on the towel. The bowl contains a deconstructed, healthy, low carb, Keto, burrito.

As always, I want to thank you for being with me in my kitchen today.

It’s always a joy and a pleasure to have you here and I invite you to come back and cook with me again!

Happy dining my friends!



A white bowl filled with ground beef and cauliflower rice and topped with sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce, and sliced cherry tomatoes sits on a wooden backdrop with a gold fork beside the bowl and a blue towel visible around the bowl.
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Keto Burrito Bowl

This Low Carb Burrito Bowl will have you doing the happy dance if you're also wanting a Paleo Burrito Bowl or Low Calorie Burrito Bowl. Oh, and did I mention it's fast, easy, and delicious? We covered all of our bases with this one! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Burrito in a Bowl, Healthy Burrito Bowl, Keto Burrito Bowl, Low Carb Burritos, Low Carb Tacos, Paleo Burritos, Paleo Tacos, Taco in a Bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 133 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 lb Lean Grass-Fed Ground Beef or any 93% lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 12 oz bag Frozen Cauliflower Rice plain
  • 1 cup Blender Salsa or any salsa with no sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic

Optional Garnishes:

  • sliced avocado
  • jalapeno slices
  • diced bell pepper
  • shredded lettuce
  • hot sauce or salsa
  • sour cream or plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • sliced banana peppers
  • diced purple or yellow onion
  • shredded red cabbage
  • pico-de-gallo
  • guacamole
  • refried beans or black beans
  • cherry tomatoes


  1. Place the oil in a large, deep skillet and heat on medium heat until hot. 

  2. Add the minced onion and minced garlic and saute until fragrant and translucent. 

  3. Add the ground beef along with the salt, ground black pepper, cumin, chili powder, and paprika.

  4. Cook the meat with the spices, using a meat masher or spatula to break the meat into small crumbles as it cooks. Cook the meat until completely browned and no pink remains. (about 10 minutes)

  5. Once cooked, drain any remaining grease and add in the frozen cauliflower rice. This can be added in frozen or thawed.

  6. Stir the rice in with the meat, cooking on medium heat until the rice is completely thawed and warmed through. (about 5-10 minutes)

  7. Stir in the salsa and remove from heat.

  8. Serve in a bowl topped with any desired garnishes you prefer. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Be sure to factor in additional calories/carbs for any garnishes you add to your Healthy Burrito Bowl! 

Recipe for my Keto/Low Carb/Paleo Blender Salsa is linked here: Blender Salsa

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