15 Keto Carnivore Diet Recipes That Will Make You a Meat-Lover
In the past couple of years the carnivore diet has been gaining more and more traction. As the name suggests, this particular diet is a variation of the keto diet but with a focus on eating exclusively meat products. There are some people who also include some cheese, fish and eggs, but the main ingredient is always meat.
For this particular diet, it’s essential to focus on getting high quality, free range, grass-fed meats. The whole philosophy behind this being that, by eliminating fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and carbs, which can contain inflammatory substances for some, you can achieve better health, blood sugar regulation, diminished mood issues, lower arthritis pains and so on.
On the carnivore diet there’s also no requirement for counting calories to lose weight, which might be a plus for those who want to be healthier but find counting calories an issue.
So how might a daily menu look like, on the carnivore diet?
Well, it can be as simple as eggs and bacon for breakfast and steak for lunch and dinner. This diet is less about specific breakfast, lunch or dinner recipes and more about feeling great and full of energy for the entire day.That doesn’t mean that there aren’t great recipes out there and you can also take inspiration from some of our favorites listed below, we found them to be simply irresistible.
Ingredients: sausage, egg, pork rinds
If you miss pancakes, these breakfast pancakes are just what you need. Meaty and crispy, easy to make and full of protein, the sausage pancakes are just what you need to start the day right. You can even pick some up if you need a quick snack.
Ingredients: egg, breakfast sausage, coconut oil
There’s not much difference between this recipe and the previous one in terms of ingredients, but let me tell you, the result is completely different, in terms of taste as well as texture. These carnivore waffles, or chaffles, are no mere breakfast food, they’re a family favorite in the making.
Ingredients: ground beef, bacon, beef broth, heavy cream, shredded cheddar, onion powder, garlic powder, cauliflower (optional)
Who doesn’t like bacon cheeseburgers? Did you ever try them in soup form? Well, this is the perfect recipe to give it a try. Yes, there is some cauliflower listed as an ingredient, but you can easily skip it and find nothing lacking in the flavor department.
Carnivore shrimp soup (contains dairy)
Ingredients: 1lb bacon, 1 pint of cream, 1 bag of frozen pre-cooked shrimp, chicken broth, white wine (a splash), seasoning to taste
This is one of our favorite soups, as it combines the saltiness of the bacon with the meaty bite of the shrimp.
Cut the bacon into pieces and fry them in a pan. Remove and deglaze the pan with a bit of white wine and add the cream, the chicken broth and your preferred seasoning and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the thawed shrimp and simmer for 5 more minutes. When it’s done, add the bacon bits and enjoy!
Ingredients: fresh or leftover steak and bones, clove of garlic, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce
If you ever find yourself having some steak leftovers from lunch or dinner, this is the perfect recipe to make use of them. Using the instant pot for this is a big plus, as it saves you a lot of cooking time. It freezes well, but you’ll probably not have any leftovers, it’s that delicious.
Ingredients: several pounds of ribeye steak, seasonings
Roast beef is a classic, versatile dish. It can be either breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on your mood. Of course, it takes some time to properly smoke and cook the meat, but it will be well worth it when you taste this tender, juicy steak.
Ingredients: beef stew meat, bone broth, seasoning
The most important “ingredient” for this recipe is not the meat, but the actual instant pot. It can take two simple ingredients like meat and bone broth and turn them into a delicious, collagen-filled hearty stew, perfect for the cold weather.
Ingredients: pork, beef or game shank, tallow, bone broth, apple cider vinegar, vegetables (optional)
This traditional Italian dish marries bone marrow with tender shank, making it perfect for the carnivore diet. The original recipe calls for some vegetables to be added to the slow cooker or dutch oven, whichever you prefer, but these are just optional. The vegetables do add more flavor layers to the osso bucco, so we suggest keeping them and disposing of them once the meat is cooked.
Ingredients: chicken, butter, seasoning
The most difficult part of this recipe will be actually spatchcocking the chicken. It does require some knife skills, but once you taste the crispy flavorful meat, you won’t regret taking the time to learn this skill. Plus, it will save time when it comes to carving the chicken at the table.
Ingredients: chicken, bacon, seasoning
This recipe is a carnivore’s delight, a truly satisfying dish that brings together two meats that rarely meet. You’ll be surprised how well chicken and bacon go together! This recipe is great for lunch or dinner, and it’s bound to be loved by all.
Ingredients: salmon, lemon, seasoning
Lemons go well with any type of fish, but salmon literally craves them. They bring a zestiness to the fatty fish meat, giving it a flavor boost. This fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for a healthy balanced diet, and a perfect addition for the carnivore diet.
Ingredients: salmon, bacon, seasoning
One of the issues with salmon is that it’s so easy to overcook and make it dry and inedible. This issue is solved by wrapping it in bacon, keeping in the moisture and providing a salty flavor to the fish. It’s so good, you’ll ask yourself why haven’t you tried it earlier?
Ingredients: salmon, cilantro, lemon, garlic, butter
Fish is an often overlooked ingredient on the carnivore diet, and that’s a shame. It contains the essential Omega-3 fatty acids and is so easy to cook and flavor, as this recipe shows. With just 5 ingredients you can make a delicious mid-week dinner, that’s also good for you.
Ingredients: milk, egg, double cream, bacon
There are not many options available for carnivore diet desserts, but this custard recipe makes up for it. It’s rich, creamy, eggy and delicious. Using bacon bits as topping is a genius idea, the saltiness of the bacon pairing well with the egg custard.
Ingredients: egg, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, lemon extract, vanilla extract, lemon zest
This is not your traditional cheesecake, but you’ll never be able to tell. Either made in the instant pot or a crock pot, this cheesecake is quick and easy, perfect for those special occasions where skipping dessert just isn’t an option.