Salisbury steak is a blend of ground beef and seasonings and typically served smothered in a savory gravy. It's a delicious keto-friendly comfort food that you'll want in regular rotation.
This recipe is very simple to prepare, but it will likely impress those that get to eat it. You should get satisfying results with the cook time, but it can be cooked lower and slower if you have the time. If you decide to cook it in the 225-250 degree range, then you will need about 4-5 hours of cook time. You are looking for the short ribs to be very tender, but not completely falling apart. If they are at all difficult to slice into, then they need to go back in the oven for at least 30 minutes. If you do not have a Dutch oven, there is no need to fret. The first and last steps can be prepared in a pot, then transferred to a roasting pan or casserole dish covered with foil for cooking in the oven. Also, if you can find them, we prefer boneless short ribs to bone-in.
This recipe for Italian meatballs is simple to prepare, and it is very similar in both flavor and preparation to any classic meatball recipe. While they can be served with tomato sauce and/or even low-carb noodles, one of our favorite (keto-friendly) ways to serve them is over a spinach or mixed green salad with the remaining fat from the pan and a little bit of balsamic vinegar drizzled over top.
This keto recipe is simply a traditional hamburger using portobello mushrooms as the bun. It makes one serving, but you can multiply the ingredients for however many burgers you wish to prepare. We’ve listed a number of toppings here, but feel free to choose your own.
Bust out the 'brats! These are delicious cooked on the grill or roasted in your oven. They're so delicious you won't miss the bun! (If you're not eating keto, enjoy these with a hot dog bun.)
This classic guacamole is the perfect addition to a ketogenic diet. The one tablespoon of olive oil per avocado gives this recipe a whopping 4.4:1 of fat to net carbs plus protein ratio. A ratio like that makes this recipe a great supplement to a ketogenic diet, leaving lots of room to pair this guacamole with low-carb chips and vegetables, or a high-protein piece of meat or fish.
While many, if not most, recipes are difficult to alter to a ketogenic version, we have found that concocting (and even finding) a legitimate keto-friendly chili to be especially challenging. More often than not, the protein gets a little out of control in its ratio to fat, and the net carbs are also unusually high in most chili recipes. However, we have created one here that fits into (or very close to) the ideal macronutrient range. This chili is easy enough to prepare for a beginner cook to prepare, and the flavor of the finished product is superb.
This recipe is a different take on the classic omelette. Instead of sautéing the greens, blend them with the eggs to get a green consistency throughout. The texture of the omelette is slightly different, but in a good way. Plus, the nutrients in the vegetables hold up better when cooked this way, as they are not destroyed by the direct heat of the pan. Prepare this at any time of the day to get a healthy serving of greens. The recipe makes one large serving, but it can easily be split into two.
This is a very basic recipe for jalapeño poppers. Feel free to get creative by adding or substituting different types of cheeses, or anything else you may desire. You won’t go wrong flavor-wise adding a bit of sharp cheddar to this recipe, and the increase in protein is not significant enough to dramatically affect the keto-friendly macronutrient yield of this recipe.
Hanger steak, sometimes referred to as butcher’s steak (because in the past, butchers would often keep it for themselves), is arguably the most tender cut of the animal. This steak pairs well with our chimichurri recipe.
This keto-friendly Caesar dressing mixed with kale, rather than the classic romaine lettuce, puts a unique twist on this salad, yielding a high density of nutrients that are often hard to find in a ketogenic diet. This recipe is prepared with chicken breasts, but they can easily be replaced with chicken thighs in order to increase the fat and decrease the protein.