Carnivore Recipes

Fried Meatloaf

Fried Meatloaf
 
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
70 mins
Total time
1 hour 20 mins
 
Author: Maria Emmerich
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Meatloaf Cordon Bleu:
  • 2 pounds ground beef 85% lean
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • Breading:
  • ½ cup powdered Parmesan cheese (or more pork panko if dairy free)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pork panko or crushed pork rinds
  • 4¾-inch-thick slices cold leftover keto meatloaf
  • Duck fat spray
 
Instructions
  1. Meatloaf Cordon Bleu:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, Parmesan, mushrooms, eggs, and onion. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pat the meat mixture out onto a piece of waxed paper, and flatten to ½ inch thick.
  4. Lay slices of ham onto the flattened meat, and top with slices of cheese. Pick up the edge of the waxed paper to roll the flattened meat up into a log. Remove waxed paper, seal the ends and seam, and place the loaf into a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the loaf is no longer pink inside.
  6. Fried Meatloaf:
  7. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  8. Set three wide, shallow dishes (such as pie plates) in a row on the counter. Put the powdered Parmesan in the first dish. Crack the egg into the second dish and beat it lightly with a fork. Put the pork panko or crushed pork rinds in the third dish.
  9. Working with one slice at a time, dredge the meatloaf first in the powdered Parmesan and then in the egg, coating it on all sides and shaking gently after each dip to knock off the excess. Lay the meatloaf in the pork panko, scatter some crumbs on top of the slice, and press gently to adhere. Flip and repeat once or twice with the crumbs to coat really well; be sure to get the edges as well. As you finish each slice, set it on a tray.
  10. Spray the coated slices of meatloaf with duck fat spray. Place slices into the air fryer 8 minutes, flipping with a spatula after 4 minutes or until slices are golden brown. Serve hot.
 
Notes
Nutritional Information:
486 calories, 34g fat, 42g protein, 3g carbs, 0.3g fiber
For a printable version of this recipe go to mariamindbodyhealth.com HERE, check out our ebook “Carnivore” HERE and the dozens of other keto books we have too. 
 

Smoked Whole Chicken

 
Smoked Whole Chicken
 
 
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
60 mins
Total time
1 hour 10 mins
 
Author: Maria Emmerich
Serves: 8
Ingredients
 
Instructions
  1. Turn your smoker on and turn to “Smoke” mode. Pat the chicken dry and season well on all sides and in the cavity of the chicken with salt. Place on smoker with legs side down. Smoke for about 3 hours.
  2. After smoking, place the chicken in a roasting pan. Add ½ cup vinegar. Cover tightly with foil (I lined it on the inside with parchment to avoid the chicken touching the hot foil).
  3. Place in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is very tender and falling off the bone and internal temperature at thickest part of breast is 140-150 degrees F.
  4. Remove the foil and parchment from the chicken and discard the vinegar. Increase oven to 450 degrees F and place the oven in the middle rack to bake for 5-7 minutes or until skin is crispy.
  5. Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can be frozen for up to a month. Serve leftovers chilled or reheat pieces of the smoked chicken in a 350 degree F oven for 7 minutes or until heated through.
 
Notes
Nutritional Information:
304 calories, 22g fat, 27g protein, 0g carbs, 0g fiber
 
For a printable version of this recipe go to mariamindbodyhealth.com HERE, check out our ebook “Carnivore” HERE and the dozens of other keto books we have too. 
 

How to Make a Keto Omelette (the Easy Way!)

Learn how to make a keto omelette for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is an excellent way to use up leftover vegetables, precooked meat, and fresh herbs.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1-2 minutes

Total Time: less than 10 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Fresh herbs
  • Precooked vegetables
  • Precooked meat

Instructions

  1. HEAT a generous amount of fat in a skillet
  2. BEAT the eggs
  3. COOK the omelette 1-2 minutes
  4. FOLD the omelette

For 15+ keto omelette recipes and complete recipe details, visit the How to Make a Keto Omelette on Primal Edge Health and check out our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

Cabbage Noodles with Ground Beef (and Hidden Liver!)

Enjoy this Asian inspired skillet meal with pan-fried cabbage noodles and ground beef. Add “hidden liver” for extra nutrient density and no one will know it’s there!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-inch fresh ginger root minced or 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root minced or 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pound ground beef (75% ground beef 25% ground beef liver)
  • 3 tablespoons Keto Soy Sauce alternative
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 part green onion thinly sliced, optional

Instructions

  1. Core the green cabbage, process into thin noodles (use a sharp knife, food processor or spiralizer). Add to a hot frying pan with butter and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger and turmeric roots. Continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add beef and/or liver. Cook for 5 minutes more, stir to brown evenly.
  4. Add sauce, sesame, parsley, and salt. Mix well. Bring liquid to a simmer and cook for a final 5 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with optional green onion as garnish.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Cabbage Noodle with Ground Beef (and Hidden Liver!) Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

Slow Cooked Organ Meat Stew

Slow cooked organ meat stew is a delicious recipe and very budget friendly too. It is easy to make and great for beginning as well as advanced nose to tail eaters.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Culture Time: 2 hours

Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef heart
  • 1 pound beef kidney
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium cauliflower chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorn
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups bone broth or water

Instructions

  • Trim off any connective tissues and large vessels from the heart; cut into 1 to ½-inch cubes. Cut kidney into similar sized pieces. Leave the fat on both the heart and kidney. Add to a large stockpot.
  • Arrange the onion, garlic, cauliflower, mushrooms, and parsley over the meat. Season with salt. Add peppercorn.
  • Pour in bone broth.
  • Bring to just boiling on the stove over medium heat. Reduce heat and maintain a steady simmer for 2-3 hours until heart is tender.

Notes

  • Substitute beef heart and/or kidney with another organ from a ruminant such as lamb, bison, mutton etc. Do not use chicken organs.

For crockpot directions, printable recipe and complete sourcing tips, visit the Slow Cooked Organ Meat Stew Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check our keto and carnivore cookbooks too!

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°F/20-25°C, 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° F/175° 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 8x8-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!

Keto Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Keto Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a delicious quick and easy low carb dinner you can make in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, all in one single pan. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons tallow or cooking fat of choice
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ tablespoon Chinese 5 spice see notes
  • 1 ½ cups broccoli finely chopped 
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat tallow or cooking fat of choice in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix in the ginger and Chinese 5 spice powders. Continue cooking over medium heat.
  3. Add the broccoli. Stir occasionally and cook for 5-7 more minutes.
  4. Put the beef in the pan and break it apart with a spatula; mix in well. Season with salt.
  5. Once meat is browned, add fresh parsley. Give the whole mixture a few tosses and finish cooking until the meat is done to your liking.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm.

Notes

Chinese 5 Spice is made of anise seed powder, ground black pepper, fennel seed powder, cassia cinnamon powder. If you don’t have this in your spice rack, substitute with garam masala or a DIY blend.

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

Easy Keto Beef Stew (in a Crockpot)

This collagen-rich, super meaty Easy Keto Carnivore Beef Stew is slow-cooked in a crockpot. It pops with flavor from low-carb vegetables and herbs. The best part is that this stew is a deeply nourishing meal for any day of the week, freezer friendly and takes minimal prep work to put together.

With few simple modifications, it is quickly transformed into a carnivore stew, perfect for those interested in zero-fiber carnivore diet recipes.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Servings: 6 servings

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef marrow bones
  • 2 pounds chuck roast cubed
  • 2 tbsp tallow or other cooking oil
  • 6 cups bone broth
  • 8 ounce mushrooms quartered
  • 2 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Turn the slow cooker on low and place the marrow bones in the center of the insert.
  2. Cube the roast. Heat tallow in a large skillet over high heat. Arrange the meat in a single layer and sear evenly on all sides. Cook in batches if needed. Once cooked, add to the pot.
  3. Rinse and chop all vegetables. Gather the herbs. Place everything all in the pot on top of the meat.
  4. Pour broth over it all. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Notes

  • Use what you have on hand, this recipe is very forgiving! Do you have other vegetables in your fridge that need to get used up? Add them in. Chop the broccoli, zucchini, or cabbage and add to the pot. Parsley, oregano, or rosemary may also be added or substituted.
  • Mind your water line, if you add in a significant amount of extra vegetables, you may need to add more broth or water too.
  • Adapt this recipe for a carnivore diet by simplifying the ingredient list to marrow bones, stew meat, tallow, bone broth, and salt. Decrease the broth to 4 cups. Cook on low. Check after 6 hours.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Easy Keto Beef Stew (in a Crockpot) on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook 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 ½ to ¾ 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!

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