Atkins Burrito Beef
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Style: Mexican
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 2 large Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 32 oz boneless, cooked Steak
  • 1 pepper Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 4 tbsp Green Taco Sauce
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Cumin
  • 0.5 tsp Salt


If you are in Phase 1, wrap the cooked beef in Boston or bibb lettuce leaves to serve. If you are in Phase 2, you can also wrap them in low-carb tortillas (no more than 4 grams of Net Carbs per tortilla), but don't forget to count the additional carbs.

  1. Trim fat from beef.  Place beef, salsa, garlic, green onions, jalapeño, chili powder, cumin and salt in a slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low 8 hours, or until beef is very tender.
  2. Remove beef and shred, using two forks.  Mix beef with 1/2 cup cooking juices before serving.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.