Breakfast

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Carnivore Egg-in-a-Hole

This dairy-free carnivore breakfast idea is a delicious way to eat ground beef and eggs. Fry them together in a zero-carb egg-in-a-hole, add a sprinkle of salt, and enjoy! It’s quick and easy with only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat tallow, butter, ghee
  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 3 small eggs
 Instructions
  1. Divide the meat into three 4-ounce portions.
  2. Flatten each one into a patty with your hands, then place on a cutting board and open up the center hole. Press and pinch edges together, no cracks should show.
  3. Warm a skillet over high heat and add the cooking fat. Use tallow to keep this recipe dairy-free or cook in butter or ghee if you like. Any fat will do.
  4. Support the meat with your free hand while firmly lifting the ring up with a spatula and arrange on the skillet. Repeat until all meat is cooking. Adjust the opening if needed.
  5. While the meat cooks, crack open the eggs and add them one by one to the center of the meat. Continue cooking until the meat is nicely browned, about 3 minutes.
  6. Flip quickly. Cook the second side for about half as long or until eggs set.
  7. Remove from heat, serve, salt liberally and enjoy!
For the printable recipe card, keto options and complete details, please visit Primal Edge Health and read the Carnivore Egg-in-a-Hole post and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Make Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs with just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time! Serve them for dinner tonight, and your whole family will enjoy this delicious carnivore recipe together. If desired, you can add a few classic seasonings and make a flavorful keto option without any extra work! 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese whole milk
 Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350¬įF (175¬įC).
  2. Mix the salt and meat in a bowl. If following the keto option, add those ingredients now.
  3. Cut the cheese into 8 cubes.
  4. Divide the meat into 8 4-ounce balls. Make a well in the center of each ball and insert the cheese. Press the meat around to cover the hole and smooth over any lumps.
  5. Arrange meatballs in a 9√ó13-inch glass baking dish or large cookie sheet with the seam up.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until cooked. Cool slightly and serve warm.
For the printable recipe card, keto options and complete details, please visit Primal Edge Health and read the Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs post and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Carnivore Stroganoff Recipe with Ground Beef

Carnivore Stroganoff is a hearty dinner and ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s an easy recipe to adapt for your family, whether they are on keto or any other diet. This creamy ground beef recipe is classic comfort food, but now made exclusively from animal-based ingredients.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup Beef Bone Broth
  • ¬ľ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
 Instructions
  1. Lightly brown the meat in a skillet over medium-high heat. Break apart clumps with a spatula as needed.
  2. Pour in bone broth and cream. Season with salt.
  3. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes until liquid reduces by half.
  4. Serve hot.
For the printable recipe card, keto options and complete details, please visit Primal Edge Health and read the Carnivore Stroganoff Recipe post and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Carnivore Breakfast Muffins

Zero-fiber carnivore breakfast muffins are made entirely from animal-based ingredients. This easy dairy-free breakfast idea is great for meal prep. The process is as easy as combining eggs with browned ground beef, adding a pinch of salt and baking in the oven until done!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 9 large eggs
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
 Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350¬įF (175¬įC).
  2. Lightly grease a standard size muffin tin.
  3. Brown the meat in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add meat and salt. Stir to combine.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tins. Fill each well ¬ĺ full. Bake for 20 minutes until eggs set.
  6. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Release by running a knife around the edge of each muffin. Pop out and continue cooling on a wire rack or serve. Enjoy leftovers cold or reheat in the oven before serving.
For the printable recipe card, keto options and complete details, please visit Primal Edge Health and read the Carnivore Breakfast Muffins post and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Carnivore Casserole with Ground Beef (Breakfast or Dinner)

Make a carnivore casserole for breakfast or dinner any day of the week. All you need to do is combine ground beef with eggs, cream, and cream cheese, then bake until done! This is a quick and easy meal made entirely from animal-based ingredients, perfect for a carnivore diet.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¬Ĺ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
 Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350¬įF (175¬įC).
  2. Lightly brown meat in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the cream, cream cheese, and salt. Mix well to combine. Add meat and stir well.
  4. Pour the egg meat mixture into a greased 9-inch round pie plate or something similar. Bake for 25-30 minutes until eggs set. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
For the printable recipe card, keto option and complete details, please visit Primal Edge Health and read the Carnivore Casserole post and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Carnivore Diet Beef Bread

Andy will show you a very simple way to make carnivore diet-style beef bread. This recipe uses all animal-based products as well as ground beef. It tastes great and can be used to make sandwiches and toast. Or go ahead and add some butter and honey and you have a great little snack. (However, disregard if honey is not part of your carnivore diet protocol.)
 
Ingredients: Ground Beef: 8 ounces
3 Egg Whites
5 Eggs
2 Ounces Cream Cheese 
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
2 ounces of Butter
 
Preheat oven to 370 Fully cook ground beef Add and blend cooked ground beef, 5 eggs, and Cream Cheese to Strong Blender. Blend until liquified. Add the batter to the mixing bowl, slowly add and whisk in egg whites. Add this batter to an oven-safe bread bowl. Be sure to add a layer of butter to help prevent the batter from sticking. Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. Use a toothpick to test if the bread is fully cooked. Warning: Raw animal products like egg yolks can cause infections.

Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt Recipe

This Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt recipe is a probiotic-rich food you can easily make. No yogurt maker or machine is needed for this budget and family-friendly recipe. All the benefits of raw milk are preserved in a delicious yogurt, cultured on your very own countertop. Follow along in the simple step by step directions or watch the video.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Culture Time: 12-18 hours

Servings: 8 servings

 

Equipment

  • 1 quart (liter) glass jar with lid
  • kitchen towel or cheesecloth
  • rubber band

Ingredients

  • 4¬†cups¬†raw milk
  • 4¬†tablespoons¬†raw milk yogurt mother culture

Instructions

  1. Measure 4 cups of raw milk into a glass or plastic container.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of mother culture and mix well.
  3. Cover with a towel or cheesecloth, secure with a rubber band.
  4. Set on the counter in a warm spot about 70-77¬įF/20-25¬įC, out of direct sunlight.
  5. Culture for 12-18 hours. Check by gently tilting the jar. If the yogurt separates from the side of the jar with a clean break, it is done. If it is still very liquid and pours up the side like milk, return it to the counter and check again later.
  6. Once set, refrigerate for at least 6 hours before eating.

Notes

  • Follow the ratio of 1 tbsp starter : 1 cup raw milk, up to 8 cups per container.
  • See post for specific starters we use.
  • See post text for details on¬†crockpot and Instant pot methods.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

Pemmican

This pemmican recipe combines the two most essential ingredients for human health: animal meat and fat. It is one of my easy keto recipes that is a long-lasting option for backpacking, hiking, camping and other forms of travel because it won’t spoil, smush or spill. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 454¬†grams¬†meat¬†dried and ground
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†salt
  • 2¬†tablespoons¬†herbs and spices¬†optional
  • 454¬†grams¬†tallow¬†melted

Instructions

  1. Melt the tallow in an oven-safe container or double boiler over medium-low heat. At 350¬į F/175¬į C, it takes about 10 minutes in the oven.
  2. Combine the meat, salt, and optional herbs and spices in a bowl.
  3. Once the tallow is melted, but not too hot, pour over the dry material and combine well. There should be just enough tallow to moisten all the meat but not make puddles. If the fat does not completely incorporate the dry meat, add a little more. Mix well.
  4. Transfer into an 8×8-inch baking dish to set. Then score into squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

See notes in recipe text for the best way to dry meat.

In place of cutting into squares, it is also possible to roll the mixture in your hands like a meatball and form small balls.

Silicon molds and standard or mini muffin size pans are also useful for forming uniform shaped pieces. Chocolate or soap molds can both be used for this purpose if they have a shape you like.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Pemmican Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

Easy Braised Beef Shank

Follow an easy 4-step process to slow cook Braised Beef Shank carnivore style. It is a nourishing and affordable low-carb meal for any time of the year.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Servings: 4

 

Equipment (choose one)

  • Cast iron skillet with a lid
  • Dutch oven

Ingredients

  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†tallow¬†butter, ghee, or other cooking fat
  • 4¬†pieces¬†beef shank¬†1-inch thick, 8 ounces each
  • 2-3¬†cups¬†bone broth¬†or water
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†salt¬†plus extra as needed

Instructions

  1. Heat cooking fat in a cast iron or heavy bottom skillet with a lid or Dutch oven. Brown both sides of the beef shanks, about 2-3 minutes per side, until a golden-brown crust forms.
  2. Pour broth over shanks. Use at least 2 cups of broth.¬†There should be enough broth to cover the meat ¬Ĺ to ¬ĺ of the way up the side. Season with salt. Bring it to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat and cover with a lid, but leave a small opening for the steam to escape.
  4. Cook over low heat for 3 hours, until the meat falls off the bone. Serve warm in liquid.

Notes

Keto Osso Buco In the last 30 minutes of the cooking time, add any of the vegetable and herb combinations listed in the recipe post and simmer with the meat.

Oven option Follow steps 1-2 then after the broth is at a simmer, put the lid on and transfer to the oven to bake for 2 hours.

Crockpot option Place meat in the bottom of a slow-cooker, pour broth over and season with salt. Cover with the lid and turn on low. Cook for 4-6 hours until easily falls off the bone.

Instant pot option Season the meat. Turn on the Instant pot and select sauté. Once hot add cooking fat to the pot and sear the meat, about 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add in broth. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 35 minutes. Natural release pressure for 15 minutes then manually release the remaining pressure.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Easy Braised Beef Shank Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Organ Meat Pie

Organ meats are some of the most affordable meats and happen to also be some of the most nutritious parts too. This nourishing combination of ground beef, liver and heart baked into a meat pie is simple and satiating.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • ¬Ĺ pound ground beef
  • ¬Ĺ pound ground beef heart
  • ¬Ĺ pound ground beef liver
  • Tallow or butter, ghee, other cooking fat
  • 3 eggs
  • salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350¬įF (175¬įC).
  • Lightly brown the meat in fat in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Salt to taste.
  • Pour evenly into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until egg is set.
  • Remove from heat, cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy leftovers cold.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Organ Meat Pie Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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