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Low Carb Meatball Burrito Bowls

With taco-seasoned meatballs, lime cauliflower rice, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream, these low carb meatball burrito bowls are healthy and delicious! Prep them ahead for easy grab and go lunches with just 5 g net carbs per serving.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 347kcal


Taco Meatballs

  • 1 lb lean ground beef see note 1
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons low carb taco seasoning see note 2
  • 1 egg

Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3 cups riced cauliflower see note 3
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lime zested

Pico De Gallo

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • teaspoon salt

Low Carb Burrito Bowls

  • ½ cup cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup sour cream see note 4
  • salsa optional
  • avocado or guacamole optional


  • Prep the meatballs- In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef with worcestershire sauce, salt, egg, and a lower carb taco seasoning (*)
    Roll into 1.5 tablespoon balls and arrange on a sheet pan. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, until the meatballs are fully cooked through.
  • Make cauliflower rice- Fit a 7 cup or larger food processor with a steel S blade. Fill to the top with cauliflower florets. Pulse 10-15 times until broken down into rice-sized pieces.
    To cook the rice, heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add cauliflower rice, salt, garlic powder and lime zest to the pan, and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring continuously, until softened slightly (but not mushy!). Set aside to cool.
    cauliflower rice in food processor
  • Stir together pico de gallo- Combine tomatoes, jalapeno, lime juice and salt in a bowl.
  • Assemble bowls- Divide the meatballs, cauliflower rice, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream between four meal prep containers. Enjoy immediately, or store for later.
    overhead shot of four glass meal prep containers with low carb meatball burrito bowls


1- you can swap for ground turkey or pork to make the meatballs; form and cook for the same amount of time
2- regular taco seasoning adds a sneaky 8g carbs onto this recipe (2g/portion), you can also use a homemade low carb taco seasoning
3- store bought cauliflower rice can vary in size; adjust cook time as needed
4- sour cream stays fresh if stored in a condiment container. See my shop for the ones I like!
Nutritional info does not include avocados or other optional toppings.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g