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Homemade Pemmican Recipe (with Organ Meat)

This Homemade Pemmican Recipe always goes in my bag when we go camping, traveling, and on long hikes. It is the ideal food for taking on the go outdoors because it’s lightweight, nutrient-dense, and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 16 pieces

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 grams lean meat, dried and ground
  • 100 grams beef liver, dried and ground
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons herbs and spices, optional
  • 400 grams beef tallow, melted

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the dry meat, liver, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add optional herbs and spices, mix well.
  2. Melt tallow in a double boiler over medium heat.
  3. Pour over the dry ingredients. Stir well until thoroughly combined. Break apart all clumps. Tallow should fully incorporate into the meat. If still crumbly, add more melted fat.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly in an 8×8-inch baking dish and leave to harden at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Once firm, score into squares. Alternatively, you can roll the “dough” into balls with your hands.
  5. Store pemmican in an airtight container in the pantry. If made correctly, it is shelf-stable and will never spoil. You may also store it in the refrigerator if that makes you more comfortable.
 

Notes

Use any type of liver (beef, sheep, goat, etc) in combination with any meat (beef, bison, lamb, etc).

 

To add heart, adjust to 200 g dry, ground meat, 100 g dry, ground heart, and 100 g dry ground liver.

 

To make pemmican without liver, follow my Traditional Pemmican Recipe instead.

For the printable recipe card and complete recipe details with FAQs, visit the Homemade Pemmican with Organ Meats on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled eggs are great to snack on, serve as an appetizer, or add to the side of a meal. Not only are they fun to make, but the tangy salty flavor is also so delicious! In this easy pickled egg recipe, there is no canning equipment required because we use brine and the power of a refrigerator instead. It’s so simple!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cure Time: 2+ days

Serves: 8 eggs

Ingredients

  • 8 hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ small onion sliced
  • 2 tbsps pickling spices 
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the peeled hard-boiled eggs to a clean glass jar.
  2. Bring the water, vinegar, onion, spices, and salt to a gentle boil for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Pour liquid over the eggs and seal the jar.
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator and leave to sit for at least 2 days until ready to eat. If you can, waiting 1 week is best.
  5. Store in the fridge. Serve whole or sliced with meat or by themselves.

    If you do not have pickling spices, use cloves of garlic, dried herbs and seeds instead. I use 1 tsp dried herb per liter of water/vinegar brine, which covers 8-10 hard boiled eggs.

For the printable recipe card and complete recipe details with FAQs, visit the Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Beef or chicken liver pate with bacon

Using Jessica Haggard’s recipe from “The Carnivore Cookbook” Andy Storey, one of our Meatrx.com coaches,  will show you how to make beef or chicken liver pate. 

Beef Liver Pate Ingredient List:
 
1/2 pound of grass-fed beef liver
1/4 cup of grass-fed butter
2 tablespoons raw heavy cream salt
(Non-Carnivore Add-Ins) 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon of organic allspice
 
Chicken Liver Pate Ingredient List: 
1 pound of chicken livers
1/4 cup of grass-fed butter salt
(Non-Carnivore Add-ins) small onion 1 garlic clove 1/2 teaspoon rosemary 1/4 teaspoon thyme
 
Check out the video for directions and a bonus taste test…which one was better??

Fatbread

This carnivore take on the original fatheads pizza dough has some serious potential for the creative meat eater!

Ingredients:

250g cream cheese

3 eggs

350g cooked fatty bacon 

180g grated mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

Blend cream cheese with eggs, fine chop the bacon as small as possible.  Mix bacon into the cream cheese mixture then fold in the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Spread out flat on a baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

Cut into squares, use as a carnivore pizza base or be creative!

Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver

This dairy free liver pate with ox live recipe is an amazing side dish sure to wow dinner guests as well as your own taste buds! Make it in 15 minutes, then chill until you’re ready to serve. Liver pate is an elegant way to boost your nutrition without dairy on a keto, carnivore, paleo, or any healthy diet. 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 4 hours – overnight

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup duck fat, lard or bacon fat, divided 
  • 1 small onion diced, optional
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, optional
  • 1 pound ox or beef liver
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar, lime or lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, optional
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion in 2 tablespoons of cooking fat over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, until transparent and soft. Stir occasionally to avoid burning. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes or so until garlic is fragrant and golden in color.
  2. Slice the liver into thin strips. Push the onion and garlic over to the side of the pan and arrange the liver in a single layer. Sear it for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Transfer liver, onion, and garlic sauté to the bowl of a food processor. Add the vinegar, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of fat.
  5. Pulse to chop liver. Blend to combine. Add the remaining fat. Continue blending until smooth.
  6. Put into an airtight container and chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

Liver pate can be served right away, however, it’s best to let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. If you can, make it the day before so it chills overnight and all the flavors can meld together.

For strict carnivore omit the onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and black pepper. ACV is usually ok for most people. Omit if needed.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Dairy Free Liver Pate with Ox Liver Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook for more!

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!

3-Ingredient Carnivore Scotch Eggs (No Pork)

Crispy, greasy Carnivore Scotch Eggs are loaded with protein and make a great appetizer or main portion of the meal. The best part is that this pork-free version has only 3-ingredients!

Serve hot, pack into a picnic, or store in the fridge to use throughout the week.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12 Scotch eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef or chicken sausage
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 large boiled eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line two small rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine beef (or chicken) and salt in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together and form into 12 meatballs. Place 6 meatballs on each of the lined baking sheets and press flat.
  • Place one boiled egg in the middle of each circle of meat and wrap the meat around the egg, leaving no gaps or holes.
  • Bake about 15 minutes, turn them over, and continue for another 10 minutes, until outside is golden brown. Place under the broiler to finish for 5 minutes for a crispy shell. Serve hot.

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

Grass-Fed Beef Liver Chips

Thin crunchy carnivore chips made from grass-fed beef liver are perfectly dippable for all your favorite dips but come with a super nutritional boost!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Drying Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Servings: 8

Equipment (pick one)

  • Food dehydrator
  • Oven, optional

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef liver ground or thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Use a spatula to spread it on a food dehydrator sheet or ovenproof baking sheet in one single layer. Stretch it out to make as thin as possible.
  • Dry on the meat setting in the dehydrator. If you use an oven, set the heat at the lowest temperature possible.
  • Flip once the center is completely dry. This can take 8-12 hours in a food dehydrator, however, the oven will dry much more quickly, check after an hour. Keep an eye on it until edges separate and the center is dry.
  • Dry the second side thoroughly until no moisture remains.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Grass-Fed Beef Liver Chips Recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

Crustless Mini Meat Pies (with Hidden Liver)

These Crustless Mini Meat Pies with hidden liver are the perfect nutrient-dense addition to breakfast or lunch. Pack them in a lunchbox or keep in the fridge, they pair well with everything. It’s a great way to get your liver in without any unusual taste, texture, or appearance.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12 mini pies

Equipment

  • 12-cup muffin pan

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ pound beef liver ground
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon tallow or other cooking fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C.
  • Combine meat and liver in a mixing bowl. Add in eggs, stir well to combine.
  • Melt the tallow or cooking fat and add to meat. Season with salt and optional herbs.
  • Grease a 12-cup muffin pan well or use cupcake liners. Spoon mixture into each well evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until done. Remove from oven and cool before removing. Serve warm or leftovers cold.

For the printable recipe and complete recipe details, visit the Crustless Meat Pies with Hidden Liver recipe on Primal Edge Health and check out The Carnivore Cookbook too!

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