Making Cheese Taco Shells

If you're hopping on the low carb bandwagon, but you still love your tacos, you can make your own cheese taco shells. It does require some preparation, but once you learn how to do them, you will want taco Tuesday every day.

Plus, tacos are a great way to use up leftovers. And if you've been wanting to have a few vegetarian meals rotating in, you can stuff the shells with tempeh crumbles, beans, rice and vegetables.

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Watch this video to learn how to make the cheese taco shells.

You can see the full recipe here at the Food Network.

How Would I Modify

I wouldn't do much. I think you could blend up some cheeses. I would try pepper jack with the cheddar. One person commented that if you add in Parmesan, it gets really salty.

If I made them with straight Monterey jack cheese, I would think about stuffing them with lamb. Then I'd add on tzatziki sauce, diced cucumbers and tomatoes. Who said tacos had to be strictly Mexican.

With the jack cheese, I'd also consider doing some grilled fish. Look for a firm fleshed white fish like tilapia.  If I got cod or halibut, I'd probably end up wanting to bread and fry them and that would defeat the purpose of the low carb meal.

But I am always saying to balance things out and find the right formula for you.

Other Ideas

I don't own a microwave. It's a long sad story about how three broke in three years. The first one had lasted us about seven or eight years. The other two lasted less than a year each. So I said “Enough” and wouldn't let myself own another microwave until I could learn to take care of them. I sometimes miss it. But the truth is I'm eating less packaged food that's easy to toss in and microwave.

But I do miss it for quickly cooking bacon. And you could use the microwave to quickly make these taco shells.

You could add in adobe sauce or diced jalapenos and have spicy taco shells.

If you're pressed for time, just buy a bag of pre-shredded cheese.  The finely shredded ones will melt together faster than the thickly grated ones. So keep an eye on them in the oven.

What's your favorite taco?