Low Calorie Burger Tacos

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

These Low Calorie Burger Tacos are just 431 calories and are packed with 50.2g of protein!. Perfect for those who are looking to lower the carbs a little, this low carb burger taco is the perfect meal and easy dinner.

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

Healthy Burger Tacos Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep this healthy recipe easily. Simply assemble, wrap in parchment paper and add to a plastic bag or container.
Storage: Will hold for 2 days in the fridge (may get soggy, so 1 day is ideal), does not do well in the freezer. 

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

Low Calorie Burger Tacos

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These Low Calorie Burger Tacos are just 431 calories! Plus they are packed with over 50g of protein!
I have supplied you with 4 methods of cooking, and lots of optional toppings! I know you'll love this low calorie lettuce wrap burger recipe.
Special Tip: If you want to make an In-N-Out copycat, use grilled onions (recipe below), special sauce (recipe below), and tomato slices.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 431 kcal


Burger Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Burger Patties:

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Burger Seasoning above
  • 1 tablespoon Steak Sauce
  • 4 slices thin sharp cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese
  • 4-8 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 "fajita" sized flour tortillas or corn tortillas

Optional Burger Toppings:


How to Make Low Calorie Burger Tacos:

  • In a large glass bowl combine the ground beef, burger seasoning and steak sauce. Mix together until just combined.
  • Use your hands to divide the ground meat into 4 portions, then form each portion into discs.
  • Press unto the center of each patty with your thumb to imprint a deep dimple (this will help keep your burgers flat when you cook them.)
  • Cook according to the directions below (BBQ, Oven, Stovetop, and Air Fryer directions below).
  • To assemble top each tortilla with a lettuce leaf, burger patty, desired toppings, and then fold over.
  • Serve hot.

Grill/Barbecue Directions:

  • Preheat your grill to 400 degrees, start this at least 10 minutes before you add the burgers for BBQ.
  • Place the burgers patties directly onto the grill above the direct heat.
  • Cook the hamburger patty on 1 side for at least 5 minutes, then turn the patty over and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Repeat this process for about 20 to 25 minutes or until desired doneness is reached.
  • Move to a plate to rest for 5 minutes, they will continue cooking while they rest.

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°, and place a cooling rack onto a cookie sheet
  • Once the oven is hot, bake your hamburgers in the oven for 15 minutes. Your burger temperature should be 155°F for medium, cook for an additional five minutes if you like your burgers well done.
  • Move to a plate, top with cheese, and rest for 5 minutes. They will continue cooking while they rest.

Stove Top Directions:

  • Pre-heat a skillet or cast iron skillet over high heat.
  • Add the burgers patties to the hot skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes for medium.
  • Move to a plate, top with cheese, and rest for 5 minutes. They will continue cooking while they rest.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°.
  • Place your burgers patties into the air fryer, and cook for 4 minutes each side for medium.
  • Move to a plate, top with cheese, and rest for 5 minutes. They will continue cooking while they rest.


Serving: 1burgerCalories: 431kcalCarbohydrates: 15.6gProtein: 50.2gFat: 17.2gSaturated Fat: 8.2gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 1040mgPotassium: 725mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.8gCalcium: 143mgIron: 6mg
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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