My Favorite Keto Tex-Mex Casserole

This easy keto casserole will satisfy all your south-of-the-border cravings. And say goodbye to store-bought guac and packaged taco seasonings! Making your own is simple, healthy and delicious.


  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • 2 oz. butter
  • 3 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 7 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 oz. pickled jalapeños
  • 7 oz. shredded cheese, for example Monterey Jack

For serving:

  • 1 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 5 oz. leafy greens or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup guacamole (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Fry the ground beef in butter on medium high heat, until cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Add Tex-Mex seasoning and crushed tomatoes. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste to see if it needs additional salt and pepper.
  4. Place the ground-beef mixture in a greased baking dish (about 9" or 23 cm in diameter). Top with jalapeños and cheese.
  5. Bake on upper rack in oven for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  6. Chop the scallion finely and mix with the crème fraîche or sour cream in a separate bowl.
  7. Serve the casserole warm with a dollop of the crème fraîche or sour cream, guacamole and a green salad.


Don't be scared to recreate the flavors of Texas and Mexico right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Making your own Tex-Mex seasoning blend kicks sugar out the door and puts you in the driver’s seat. And, since variety is the spice of life, play around a little! Switch in hot smoked paprika or smoked salt. Grind up dried specialty peppers, or chop up a chipotle in adobo sauce. Taste as you go and you can't go wrong! Your Tex-Mex experience will be elevated to the next level.