Miss tacos on the keto diet? We’ll…you don’t have to!!!
There is a better “taco” out there! My wife saw this idea on Pinterest and then we added some stuff here and some stuff there and came up with Sharkos! Don’t just eat boring ol’ taco’s anymore….
So, basically, these are just taco shells made out of cheese!!!
The first time we made these, we did the same process only we used provolone round slices- overlay the slices a bit so that the two circles form a bigger oval, cook…hang and boom! I think we all agreed that using the provolone was better (than the cheese we used last night)- the taste was a little better but it seems to have a lot less grease and stayed together a little better.
Last night we used a Mexican blend with cheddar and nacho cheese but you can use any type of shredded cheese for this! I think we may even try shredded mozzarella and then use a little red sauce with some pepperonis, hamburger, olives, peppers, onions and make pizza Sharkos!
There isn’t really much of a recipe for the Sharkos…you just use ¼ cup of cheese and make a circle on the pan and cook for 7 minutes or so, at 350 degrees. The cheese melts, gets all bubbly and a little brown on the edges and then you take them out and hang them over something that will form them into shells.
The wife cut squares of parchment paper for each Sharko which helps when you “hang” them. Once they form the shells, you can just slip the paper out. We used clothes hangers to hang them up and then a pan to catch the grease as it drained off.
It worked perfectly!
While your shells are cooking, you fry up some crumbled hamburger, like you would with normal taco meat. I’m not going to go into detail because I’m not a chief- if you don’t know how to fry taco meat, then Google it J (even I can do it though, so it’s not that hard.)
We had a hard time finding a pre-made taco seasoning that didn’t have a ton of carbs, so my amazing wife came up with her own!
Sharkette’s Internationally Famous Low Carb Sharko Seasoning
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1.5 tsp Ground Cumin
.25 tsp Garlic Powder
.25 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Sea Salt
This makes 8 servings-
You mix all that in with your hamburger and cook it up.
Then you build your Sharko with the hamburger, lettuce, sour cream, taco sauce and you can even sprinkle some more cheese on top for a little cheese on cheese action!
These things are amazing!!!!
Of course, remember….anytime you are removing carbs from a recipe, there is a good chance you are adding calories because you usually use cheese or almond flour and low carb things seem to be higher in calories. (side note- if they are removing fat, they are usually adding sugar.)
Here is the breakdown –
That is for 3 tacos with hamburger, shredded lettuce, sour cream and some cheese.
They are pretty filling, taste amazing and the calories aren’t terrible….especially if you are doing intermitted fasting. The MACROS are 2C/73F/25P which is almost PERFECT keto MACROS!
If we reviewed these for our Fintastic or Nah section, they would definitely be FINTASTIC!!!
Love, Peace and Sharkyness
PS… Yes, I’m aware there are no pics of the finished Sharkos… I literally attacked them before I remember to take a pic…. That ARE that good!!!