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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

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground beef heart
  • ½ pound ground beef liver
  • Tallow or butter, ghee, other cooking fat
  • 3 eggs
  • salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • 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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Easy Braised Beef Shank

Follow a 4-step process to slow-cook Easy Braised Beef Shank to perfection. Tender, collagen-rich meat, falling off the bone, makes an affordable, nourishing meal at 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
  • Crock pot

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Heat cooking fat in a cast iron or heavy bottom skillet (with lid) or Dutch oven. Once smoking, brown both sides of the beef shanks, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Pour broth over shanks. Season with salt. Bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat and cover with lid, leaving a small opening for the steam to escape.
  • Cook over low heat for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve warm in broth, with extra fat as needed.

Notes

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.

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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Easy Cheeseburger Pie

This easy cheeseburger pie is perfect for a low-stress dinner any day of the week! Flavored with simple everyday ingredients, it is sure to be a new family favorite. Plus, you probably already have these budget-friendly ingredients on hand in your fridge right now.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dulse flakes optional
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1.5 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 tablespoon tallow or butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 cup cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350*F (176*C)
  • Grease pie plate.
  • Lightly brown the meat in tallow or butter in a heavy-bottomed skillet or cast iron, transfer to pie plate once done.
  • In the same skillet, add a little more fat and brown the onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  • While the onions cook, whisk the eggs. Add optional dulse and salt.
  • Cover the meat with eggs. Press down or gently shift the meat around a little to allow the eggs to sink down into the meat. Sprinkle the onions over the eggs and meat. Top the whole pie with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

To make more of a complete cheeseburger themed meal, serve with a side of pickles or Pickle Relish and thick slices of farmer’s market fresh tomatoes on the side when you serve.

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

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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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Simple Pâté

4-8 servings

12-16 ounces liver (chicken is more mild)

8 ounces bacon (beef or pork)

1/2 cup tallow, plus more if using fat to seal 

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp garlic

2 whole eggs, whisked

Saute bacon on medium heat in a cast iron pan, a regular pan works, too.

After a few minutes of sauteing add liver and cook until still pink inside.

Melt tallow.

Blend in everything, except eggs, in a blender or with a hand mixer.

As you are blending everything, pour in the eggs. Do not stop blending or else the eggs will scramble. 

Blend until smooth.

Store in jars.

*Optional – seal top of jars with extra melted fat to prevent oxidation*

Let chill to firm up and to let the flavors meld together.

Eat cold, spread some on a burger or cheese crisps.

Or eat hot! Once firm and cooled down, you can also re-fry this to make a rendition of refried beans! 

Just scoop some into a hot greased pan, let sear, flip and sear again. You’d be amazed at how similar it tastes when you eat with taco meat!

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How to Render Fat

Any kind of fat, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, goat, etc. (Suet works, too)

Slow cooker

Dice all your fat up into small pieces and throw into the crock pot. You can fill the slow cooker to the brim, it will cook down.

Let the fat cook on low for 24 hours, stirring it throughout the day.

You cannot rush this process.

Strain the fat into glass jars.

Season the leftover fat bits heavily with salt and enjoy a unique tasty treat.