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Micro Tacos

This is one of our most popular recipes by far, next to Creamy Bears and Cheese Buns/Cheesy Bread. However the original picture doesn’t include our homemade nacho cheese sauce! We didn’t try that combo until a little later, and since we’ve declared it pretty much a necessity for micro tacos – I of course had to do an updated post to capture them in all their glory.

Macros and pricing:
Based on the products we used, the cost of these ingredients will be roughly $6.69 and make 24 micro tacos.
Per taco (including guacamole, sour cream and nacho cheese):
Fat – 6.5g
Total carbs – 0.8g
Net carbs – 0.5g
Protein – 6g

2 cups Shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 lb ground beef
Chopped onion and season (optional, to taste – I used garlic powder, onion powder, Lawrys seasoning salt and red pepper flakes)
4 slices American Cheese
1½ tbsp salsa
1 tbsp bacon grease (or butter)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Fill Whoopie Pie Pan cavities with shredded cheese until you can’t see the bottom.
Meanwhile brown ground beef, add onions and seasoning.
Once preheated, bake for 4 minutes (the cheese will still be soft and bubbly, but will harden enough to fold them, as they sit).
Add one spoonful of meat onto half of each melted cheese.
Using something that will not damage the pan such as a small spatula gently fold the non-covered side over the hamburger side. Place tray back in the oven for another 15 minutes to re-melt and solidify their shape.
Remove from oven and place on paper towel to soak up extra grease.
For the nacho cheese, tear up 4 slices of American Cheese, add 1½ tbsp of the lowest carb salsa you can find, and 1 tbsp bacon grease (or butter).
Microwave until melted, stir. Open and fill the tacos.


Mini Mexican Pizzas

This is one of the meals we have ALL the time. Really any excuse to put sour cream, guacamole, and our homemade nacho cheese sauce on something. 😁 Now that I think about it… they’re pretty much an open faced/loaded version of our Micro Tacos! 😮 That explains SO MUCH! 😄

Macros and pricing:
Based on the products we used, the cost of these ingredients will be roughly $5.42 and make 12 servings/pizzas.
Per pizza:
Fat – 12.7g
Total carbs – 1.2g
Net carbs – 1.1g
Protein – 13.9g

1 cup shredded parmasan (3 lb bags at Costco)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Fill 12 whoopie pie pan cavities with shredded parmasan until you can’t see the bottom.
Bake for 13 minutes.

1 lb ground beef
Chopped onion and seasoning to taste
5 slices American Cheese, torn into pieces
½ tbsp bacon grease
2 tbsp salsa
1 cup shredded cheese
Guacamole and sour cream to taste

Brown ground beef, add onion and seasoning to taste.
For the nacho cheese, combine bacon grease, American Cheese and salsa in microwavable bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir and microwave another 30 seconds.
Spread nachos cheese onto each cracker then add ground beef.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 5-10 more minutes or until cheese melts.
Top with guacamole and sour cream.