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27 Keto Carnivore Diet Recipes That Will Make You a Meat-Lover

Louise Hendon | December 19
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If you find the idea of a carnivore diet interesting, but have no idea how to cook a meal that is meat-only; fear not. I’ve gathered all my favorite meat recipes together and created this collection that will help you get started.

It may seem like a difficult task to prepare dinner from only meats, but it’s quite simple. And delicious! You won’t have to eat the same thing every other day – there is plenty of variety on this list.

Even if you’re not on a carnivore diet, these recipes will make tasty Keto entrees that your whole family will enjoy. Simply throw in a side salad or some roasted veggies, if you’d like.

As you may have already guessed, I’ve included chicken, beef and pork recipes. But some of my absolute favorites are the organ meat recipes. Organ meats tend to be easily forgotten or at least not very popular, but they are inexpensive and super delicious when they’re cooked right. Listen to Caitlin Week‘s story when she tried Carnivore!

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Organ Meats

  1. Organ meats are a great source of iron, protein and various nutrients.
  2. Organ meats (or offal) are great if you’re cooking on a budget!
  3. Tongue and heart may be the best ones to start off with since they tend to have the mildest flavor.

Some of my other favorites from this list are the mustard-seared bacon burgers, slow cooker bacon and chicken (which, by the way, is crazy-easy to make) and the pepperoni meatballs.

Here are just a few of the keto carnivore diet we’ve included:

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Recipes for a Carnivore Diet

Keto Smokey Bacon Meatballs

– Keto Summit

Keto Smokey Bacon Meatballs

Ingredients: chicken breasts or ground chicken, slices of bacon, egg, garlic, onion powder, liquid smoke, avocado or olive oil.

Using a mixture of bacon and chicken with a hint of smokiness added for extra flavor, these must be some of the tastiest meatballs ever! They have just the right balance of meat and fat to make them unctuous and juicy, yet they hold together really well. These meatballs are really low in carbohydrates but packed with flavor and they even go down well with the kids!

Keto Steak au Poivre

– Keto Summit

Keto Steak au Poivre

Ingredients: filet mignon or similar steak, salt, peppercorns, sprig of thyme, garlic, ghee.

Steak is one of those impressive dishes that is often served at dinner parties, but it can be a good idea, when you are following a specific diet, to treat yourself to steak every now and then. This is a simple recipe but the crushed peppercorns add such a special flavor to the meat that it is worth a try! Try not to overcook the steak as the flavor is best when the steak is medium rare.

3-Ingredient Crispy Keto Chicken Thighs

– Keto Summit

3-Ingredient Crispy Keto Chicken Thighs

Ingredients: chicken thighs (with the skin on), olive oil or avocado oil, salt.

When all thoughts turn to eating chicken thighs, think of this recipe! As you know, most coatings for chicken involve some form of breadcrumbs, which are not Keto-friendly, so using this low carb recipe could be the answer. It simply uses the skin on the thighs as a crispy coating that you can enjoy for any lunch or dinner.

Keto Asian Chicken Wings

– Keto Summit

Keto Asian Chicken Wings

Ingredients: chicken wings with skin on, sesame oil, tamari sauce, ginger powder, white wine vinegar, garlic, sea salt.

With only one gram per serving, these lovely Asian chicken wings are really low in carbs which is great for Keto people and they make a great snack to make for game nights. They have the great Asian flavors of garlic and ginger and the coconut aminos adds richness to the taste. Not only is this a snack packed with protein, but the wings end up with a really crispy skin which is delicious!

Keto Mustard-Seared Bacon Burgers

– Keto Summit

Keto Mustard-Seared Bacon Burgers

Ingredients: bacon, ground beef, salt, pepper, yellow mustard.

If you are looking for a bit of a change for your burgers next barbecue day, try this amazing beef and bacon recipe and the whole family will love them! The bacon adds a ton of flavor to the meat and the mustard gives a great boost to the flavors.

Three Ingredient Keto Steak Sauté

– Keto Summit

Three Ingredient Keto Steak Sauté

Ingredients: beef ribeye steak, onion (omit), garlic, avocado oil.

With only three ingredients, this Keto sauté would be perfect for a speedy lunch or a satisfying dinner after a busy day. Ribeye steaks tend to have marbling and that gives them more flavor than leaner cuts, so they are great for this quick and easy meal.

Keto Lemon Baked Salmon

– Keto Summit

Keto Lemon Baked Salmon

Ingredients: lemons, salmon, olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, thyme.

Lemon makes the perfect partner for salmon as it adds a zingy freshness to the meaty fish and really boosts the flavor. We all know that fish is important on the Keto diet (and others) as it is rich in nutrients and Omega 3 fish oils, but what is just as important is that it tastes great! With the caramelized lemon slices on top, this would be a very impressive main for a dinner party.

Keto Crockpot Shredded Chicken

– Keto Summit

Keto Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken broth, garlic, onion (omit), salt, pepper, Italian seasoning.

Shredded chicken is such a great meat for Keto and paleo people as it can be used for so many different dishes. This is a very handy recipe that gives you basic steps to let you make a batch of the meat you can either use right away or freeze for another day.

Easy Keto Pepperoni Meatballs

– Keto Summit

Easy Keto Pepperoni Meatballs

Ingredients: ground beef or chicken, pepperoni slices, egg, hot sauce (optional), salt, pepper.

This is a versatile recipe as you can use either beef or chicken to make these Italian-inspired Keto-friendly meatballs. You might find that you don’t need to add much salt to season because the pepperoni contains some salt.

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Chicken and Bacon Sausages

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper.

Chicken goes so well with bacon and these little Paleo patties look so good that you will want to make them again and again. Using the seasonings listed here makes the flavor of these sausages absolutely delicious and they will surely become a family favorite.

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

– Paleo Flourish

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Ingredients: chicken breast, bacon, garlic powder.

These delicious little chicken bites look great and would make the perfect party food. The recipe is easy to prepare and you will be amazed how many you can make from just one chicken breast! These also go down really well for kid’s parties or as a tasty treat on a summer picnic. You could even jazz it up even more by adding some ginger powder to the chicken coating.

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, thyme (dried), oregano (dried), rosemary (dried), olive oil, salt.

This is a really easy recipe to use and the end result tastes amazing! Shredded chicken and bacon with the addition of the herbs are great ingredients for a light lunch. The bacon helps to keep the chicken moist and adds a real boost to the flavor, so it would be great for Keto and paleo people.

French Roast Beef – Cold Cut Style

– The Healthy Foodie

French Roast Beef-Cold Cut Style

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: french roast or top round or top sirloin roast, Himalayan salt, ground black pepper, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, garlic powder.

Making your own cold cuts is not only simple but super healthy and full of flavor without all the added preservatives and other nasties you can find in store-bought meats. This delicious recipe gives you tender beef that will make excellent meals. Once chilled, the beef cuts really thinly, so a good roast goes a long way!

Organ Meats

Keto Roasted Bone Marrow

– Keto Summit

Keto Roasted Bone Marrow

Ingredients: bone marrow halves, sea salt flakes, pepper.

It has been known for many years that bone marrow can be eaten to help boost the system and avoid inflammatory problems, but it also tastes great and has no carbs at all, so it is perfect for the Keto way of life! The marrow bones can often be sourced from your butcher or in health food stores and roasting them is quite easy.

Rosemary Liver Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Rosemary Liver Burgers

Ingredients: ground beef, ground liver, rosemary, chili pepper flakes, oregano, black pepper.

These quick and easy paleo burgers are packed full of goodness! If you find beef liver a bit too strong for you, then calf’s liver would work here too. You are in control of the heat in these burgers by simply adjusting the amount of chili flakes you use, which is a good thing to bear in mind if you are making them for the children. One tip – make sure the burgers are cooked right through even if you have to cut one open to find out – raw liver is not a good surprise!

Tasty Beef and Liver Burger

– A Girl Worth Saving

Tasty Beef and Liver Burger

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: ground beef, chicken livers, sea salt, ground black pepper, coriander, poultry seasoning, red onion (omit).

Adding liver to burgers is a great way to get your family to eat this nutritious meat and even the kids can enjoy them. Chicken or lamb livers have a much milder flavor, ideal for introducing this offal to the family, and these burgers have the added benefit of coriander to enrich the overall taste.

BBQ Chicken Livers and Hearts

– The Nourished Caveman

BBQ Chicken Livers and Hearts

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: chicken hearts, chicken livers, sea salt, black pepper.

We all know that offal should be included in our Keto diets as it is rich in nutrients, but it’s not the most appetizing of meats. And some of it just has too much of a ‘metal’ taste. That’s why using chicken livers and hearts makes a great introduction – the flavors are much gentler. Just be sure to place them in a foil tray on the grill as livers can easily stick to the grill.

Beef (Heart) Steak

– The Nourished Caveman

Easy Beef Heart Steak

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: ghee, beef heart, rosemary infused olive oil or plain olive oil, salt, pepper.

Beef heart is a fantastic source of goodness as it is packed with zinc, selenium and coenzyme Q10, which has been shown to help control cholesterol. When you cook it like this, you have a piece of organ meat that actually tastes like a good steak and can be enjoyed on the paleo, Keto, and AIP plans. This recipe cooks the meat in just a few minutes, but if your family has a problem with the blood taste, soak the meat overnight in apple cider vinegar.

Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: chicken liver, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, fresh thyme.

If you are keen to try introducing more liver to your Keto diet but just can’t face the flavor, you need to try this recipe. The thyme and raw garlic help to mask any unfortunate blood taste from the livers, so it’s a great introduction to liver. If you really don’t like the taste, you can try soaking the livers overnight in a little cider vinegar.

Hidden Liver Meatballs

– Grazed and Enthused

Hidden Liver Meatballs

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: ground pork, US Wellness Meats Liverwurst, solid fat of choice (pastured lard, bacon fat, duck fat, or tallow).

This paleo recipe is ideal if you have a family of picky eaters or some serious organ meat haters who don’t like liver. Here you are using liverwurst, which has already disguised some of the liver flavor, so even the little ones won’t realize! Sneaky, but so clever! So next time you are having a family lunch, you can sit back and watch as they enjoy liver without even knowing it’s there!

Herb Roasted Bone Marrow

– Empowered Sustenance

Herb Roasted Bone Marrow

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: bone marrows, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, salt, black pepper.

If you have a local butcher, it can be really good to talk to him first before you dash out looking for marrow bones, as he will likely be able to supply them quite cheaply. The pieces can then be roasted and served as an appetizer, or as a pick-me-up for someone who has been unwell, as it provides anti-inflammatory properties too. If you don’t like to eat it as it is, you can spread it over steak.

Cajun-Spiced Chicken Livers with Bacon and Onion

– The Curious Coconut

Cajun-Spiced Chicken Livers with Bacon and Onion

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: chicken livers, onion (omit), bacon, salt, ground black pepper, cayenne powder, garlic powder.

Liver and onions was a regular meal in our house when we were growing up, but it lacked the added spices used in this great Keto recipe! The spices and the addition of bacon just send the flavors through the roof! I love liver, but even if you don’t, you will find chicken livers far more palatable than beef liver. This makes a really hearty meal for any time of day!

50/50/50 Burgers

– The Paleo Mom

50/50/50 Burgers

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: ground beef (or any ground meat), bison liver (or any liver), bacon.

These paleo-compliant burgers are packed with protein and because you are using three different types of meat they are also packed with flavor! Burgers can be a useful way to get more organ meat into the family’s diet as the earthy flavor can be masked by the other meats. If you can’t find bison liver you could use lamb liver instead as it has a much milder taste than beef liver.

Grilled Beef Liver

– Keto Vale

Ingredients: beef liver, olive oil, garlic, fresh mint, salt, ground black pepper.

We have all learned about the health benefits of eating organ meats, but where do you start if you are not a confident cook? With a really helpful recipe like this one, which gives you simple instructions even a novice can follow. So now you can enjoy a quick and easy grilled meal with all the nutrients from the liver, but with added flavors from the marinade that gives you a tasty Keto meal to enjoy.

Keto Chicken Hearts

– Advantage Meals

Ingredients: chicken hearts, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder.

This great recipe shows you how to spice things up a bit when it comes to eating organ meats, and this can also help persuade doubters to try it! Heart meat has the same mouthfeel as regular meat, so don’t be put off by the thought of the texture – just rustle up a batch of these and enjoy them on their own!

Pan Seared Beef Tongue

– Keto Savage

Ingredients: beef tongue, water, olive oil or fat of choice, desired seasoning.

Beef tongue is one of the best meats for the Keto diet as it has zero carbs, but is full of nutrients and tastes amazing when it is cooked well. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pressure cooker – the tongue can be cooked in a large pot instead. Once cooked, just cut the meat into pieces and fry gently to give it an even more delicious flavor that you can enjoy.

Beef Tongue into Delicious Crispy Beef

– Eat Beautiful

Ingredients: beef tongue, water, lard or other fat, sea salt, ground black pepper.

If you look at the menu in any Mexican restaurant, you will notice at least one dish that uses beef tongue – they understand the benefits of eating it! It also is one of the easiest organ meats to enjoy as the flavor is unlike others, like liver and heart. This recipe gives you crispy beef that can be enjoyed as a delicious meal that is suitable for paleo, Keto and AIP diets.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.