Monterey Jack Cheese Taco Shell – Low Carb (3 Net Grams) and Gluten-Free


Image: Serving Suggestion: Breakfast Taco with Egg, Shredded Pork, Guacamole, Salsa and Fresh Cilantro.

Serving Suggestion: Breakfast Taco Shell with Egg, Shredded Pork, Guacamole, Salsa and Fresh Cilantro.

A Cheese Taco Shell?

The idea that you could make a taco shell from cheese had never occurred to me. I make parmesan crisps all the time for salads and to snack on and never thought to move outside that realm.  Then I saw a video on Facebook of a taco shop in Manhattan that was doing just that. It is one of the most innovative ideas I’ve come across. This is thinking outside the box at its best and I love it. This taco shell is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack all by itself.

Texture, Texture, Texture

The overall appeal for me is the texture. It is crisp on the outside and the center is still very much chewy with cheesy goodness. The only fault I found with it was that the Jack like any other cheese, releases a lot of oil. This is easily remedied by letting it drain on a paper towel before filling it with all your goodies.

Quick And Oh So Easy

What I always appreciate in a recipe is something that it is very quick and easy to make. It takes me about seven minutes to cook one up. I like using a cast iron skillet, but any skillet will do. The one pictured is a breakfast taco. It has egg, shredded pork tenderloin, guacamole, salsa and fresh cilantro. Your options for fillings are endless. Experiment with all the possibilities and make it your own. I know that once you try this you will never miss a regular taco again. This is low carb that is not boring because it has all the elements that make for good eating. You will discover that when you are this satisfied you are less likely to think about going back over to the dark side to get your fix. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing.

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Monterey Jack Cheese Taco Shell
This is low carb that is not boring because it has all the elements that make for good eating. It is crisp on the outside and the center is still very much chewy with cheesy goodness. You will discover that when you are this satisfied you are less likely to think about going back over to the dark side to get your fix.
Image: Serving Suggestion: Breakfast Taco with Egg, Shredded Pork, Guacamole, Salsa and Fresh Cilantro.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 5-7 Minutes
Servings
Large Taco Shell
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 5-7 Minutes
Servings
Large Taco Shell
Ingredients
Image: Serving Suggestion: Breakfast Taco with Egg, Shredded Pork, Guacamole, Salsa and Fresh Cilantro.
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Instructions
  1. Place your Jack cheese on a slightly pre-heated skillet over medium heat. I like using cast iron, but that's just my own preference.
  2. As the cheese melts it is going to start bubbling, wait for the cheese to get golden brown around the edges and then carefully loosen it and flip it over to cook the other side.
    Image: Jack Cheese melting and bubbling in a skillet.
  3. When its done, remove the shell with your spatula and place on a paper towel to drain for a minute or two. The Jack releases a lot of oil and if you skip this step you it will still have one great tasting taco shell, but it will be a bit messy.
    Image: Taco Shell Draining
  4. The end result with my choice of toppings: eggs, shredded pork, guacamole, salsa and fresh cilantro. Mmmm Mmmm Good!
    Image: Serving Suggestion: Breakfast Taco with Egg, Shredded Pork, Guacamole, Salsa and Fresh Cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts - Calculated Using My Fitness Pal
Servings 1.0

Calories 304, Fat 24g, Cholesterol 91mg, Sodium 517mg, Potassium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 3g, Fiber 0g,    Sugars 0g, Protein 21g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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