Keto Cheese Taco Cup Recipe!

Sometimes you need a stupid simple recipe.  The kind of dinner idea that takes almost no extra thought or effort but looks and tastes amazing.  The kind of dinner idea that makes your kid’s (or in my case, grandkids’) eyes’ pop open and say “Wow!”

Now I’m no dreamer, the teenaged kids haven’t said wow to anything I’ve done in years but every once in a while I can get those little ones really excited about the way I eat.  If I can serve tasty food in interesting ways, the idea of a life without sugar doesn’t seem so foreign to them.

I wanted to create something that was cool and low carb.  Something that looked and tasted like their favorite foods, (in this case, tacos) but was nutritious and without those terrible grains that made me so fat and I think we have a winner here.

A couple notes you need to be aware of before starting this.  If you want to season the meat, you can use my taco seasoning recipe.  It’s easy to make and one of those blends I always have in a little tupperware container in the kitchen.  If you want a little salsa, I also have my delicious Fire Grilled Salsa recipe here.  And of course, my Stupid Simple Guacamole recipe because everything is better with avocados.

Also, be very careful when baking the cheese.  It just takes a few minutes to melt, you still want the squares to be solid enough to handle but soft enough to take the shape of the muffin tin.  It’s a delicate balance.  You can also use the microwave for about 30 seconds if you don’t want to heat up the oven.

As always, if you make the recipe, take a pic and tag @MySugarFreeJrny on Instagram, I would love to see it.  You can find all my recipes here and if you have any questions, let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Keto Taco Cheese Cups
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Recipe type: Low Carb, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 6 servings
 
An easy to make low carb taco shell.
Ingredients
  • Cheese cups:
  • • 6-8 slices of colby jack cheese, or preferred cheese
  • Toppings:
  • - Lean ground beef or turkey with Taco Seasoning
  • - Lettuce
  • Optional:
  • - Add additional cheese, tomato, avocado or salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Place slices of cheese on parchment lined baking sheet with few inches in between slices
  3. Bake for about 5 minutes or until bubbly and just starting to brown at edges
  4. Remove baking sheet and let cool a couple minutes
  5. Carefully pick up slices and place in muffin tin to form a cup shape, let cool additional 10 minutes
  6. Fill cups with toppings and enjoy!

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Sugar Free Rosemary Garlic Pork Loin Recipe

Sugar Free Rosemary Garlic Pork Loin Recipe

This week’s recipe is a very simple one but one that has become something we do a few times a month because my local supermarkets like to put pork loins on sale a lot.  The ingredients are very simple and wholesome and taste wonderful on pork.

If you make this for your family, send me a pic at [email protected]  I would absolutely love to see it!

 

Sugar Free Rosemary Garlic Pork Loin
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 Servings
 
A simple and flavorful pork loin recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 Pork Loin
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, diced
  • 2 strands of Rosemary, chopped finely, approx 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
Instructions
  1. Place pork loin on sheet of aluminum foil
  2. Cut 3 slits down from the top of the loin equidistant apart. (Instructional Video)
  3. Stir garlic, rosemary, and salt into butter.
  4. Brush butter mixture across top of loin and down into slits
  5. Fold up sides of foil so juices are held next to loin while cooking
  6. Cook at 350 degrees until an internal temperature of 185 degrees is reached
  7. Let rest for 3-5 minutes before serving

 

Sugar Free Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe

Slow-Cooker-Whole-Recipe

My slow cooker has really only ever been used for a Velveeta dip I make every Super Bowl season and the occasional chili during the winter.  One of the (many!) things I have been having difficulty finding is a good sugar free chicken stock off the shelf.  In fact, not even Whole Foods had a variety that didn’t add at least trace amounts of Fructose.  So now I had a mission, I wanted a delicious slow cooker recipe for a whole chicken that I could turn around and use the chicken carcass to make a stock I could freeze.  Fortunately Half Price Books had a huge clearance sale last week and I was able to get about a dozen different cookbooks for about $20 and one had a recipe that looked interesting.

This recipe was eye-opening to me for one major reason, I have never cooked anything in a slow cooker that wasn’t mostly liquid.  When it said to just put the chicken in with no liquid I thought for sure I was reading it wrong but it turned out great!  It was literally falling off the bone as I tried to cut it to serve and was so moist and delicious.  I’ll put the recipe for the stock up later this week. (although you might have seen it on my Instagram feed)  The other thing you need to know is that it’s important to line the bottom of the slow cooker with the onions and celery in order to get the chicken off the bottom of the pot.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

Be sure to save the bones to make a tasty Chicken Broth!

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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
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Serves: 8-10
 
A delicious Slow Cooker recipe for a whole chicken.
Ingredients
  • 1 large chicken
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper (I like it a little spicy, reduce to ¼ tsp for less spice)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. Dice onion and chop celery, line bottom of slow cooker
  2. Mix all spices in bowl
  3. Be sure you have removed all giblets and rub spices into entire surface of chicken. Put any remaining spices in cavity.
  4. Place chicken in slow cooker, cook on high for 4-5 hours

 

Sugar Free Monterey Pork Chops with Pepper Gravy Recipe

Monterey Pork Chops RecipeThis is a tasty recipe that uses a pepper gravy to bring out the taste of the Pork Chop.  The gravy is creamy with a bit of heat from the pepper and pair well with a blander side dish like the blended carrots I served mine with.  Saute some onions and Bell Peppers to serve on top of the chop and you’ve got an easy to cook meal.


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Recipe type: Pork Chop
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Serves: 3-4
 
A tasty Pork Chop recipe with a spicy peppered gravy.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 Pork Chops
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tspn Jameson's Beef Soup Base (any sugar free beef bouillon will work)
  • 1 tspn Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups Milk
Instructions
  1. Fry Pork chops in butter, sprinkle Monterey seasoning on both sides
  2. Should take about 6-8 minutes on each side
  3. Put flour, Soup Base, and basil in bowl and mix
  4. Remove pork chops from skillet and return drippings to medium heat. (You should have 2-3 tbsps of liquid in the pan)
  5. Add pepper to liquid and stir for 1 minute
  6. Add flour mix to pan and stir till brown
  7. Add milk and simmer for 5 minutes until thick
  8. Serve gravy over pork chops and enjoy!