Beef – Caveman Keto https://cavemanketo.com Weight loss through low carb cooking Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Beer Can Burgers https://cavemanketo.com/beer-can-burgers/ https://cavemanketo.com/beer-can-burgers/#comments Sun, 31 May 2015 17:46:36 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=5518 The snow has finally melted, the weather has warmed up and that can only mean one thing, it’s the start of grilling season (in Boston)! My in-laws got us a kick butt Weber Grill for Christmas that we have just been able to assembly and start using. I apologize in advance for all of the …

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The snow has finally melted, the weather has warmed up and that can only mean one thing, it’s the start of grilling season (in Boston)! My in-laws got us a kick butt Weber Grill for Christmas that we have just been able to assembly and start using. I apologize in advance for all of the amazing keto grilling concoctions I’m planning to post over the coming months. I wanted start out with something truly epic, worthy of the stunt cooking genre. Enter the Beer Can Burger! Note that there is no beer in the actual food, you can use any can like a diet coke but the original recipe all over the internet uses a beer can.

Hickory Wood ChipsFor this recipe, we want to cook the burger over indirect heat and with some smoke. Depending on your style of grill it may have a place to put Smoker Wood Chips, if not, you can make your own little smoker packet.  Place the wood chips in the center of some foil. Wood Chip PacketThen fold the sides over.  Make several slits on the top of the foil to let the smoke out. Alternatively, if you think you’re going to use your grill to smoke a lot, you can pick up a Stainless Steel Smoker Box that holds the wood chips.Wood Chips on the grill over direct heatAs I mentioned before, you want to setup your grill for indirect heat. Start by preheating it to warm up all the various metal parts of the grill.  Then lower the heat to 300 degrees and turn on just one of the burners.  In my case, this grill has three so I used the far left burner for the direct heat and placed the wood chips on that section.  The right section has the burners off and is where we’ll cook the meat.Ground Meat BallsForm the meat into large, equally sized balls.  I ground my own meat out of Beef Chuck, Beef Short Rib and Bacon, but you can just buy beef from the store.  Note that 5 is completely arbitrary, you can scale this to any size.  You do want large balls, at least 10 Oz for this to work.  Beer Can in BurgerTake your can and smush it into the ball.  You want to push it almost all the way down.  Then form the meat around the side of the can as shown.  Some people said you didn’t need to lube the can but I found that spraying it with Pam helped with the extraction.Bacon Wrapped Beer CanThen wrap two pieces of bacon around the outside.Bacon Burger BowlYou then extract the can and you’re left with a bacon wrapped beef bowl that you can put pretty much anything into!Seasoned Bowls on Sheet PanHere’s the Beer Can Burgers ready for stuffing!!Beer Can Burger Stuffing OptionsI fried up a variety of different toppings to put into the burgers but you can put anything you want.  From top to bottom, left to right we’ve got Onions, mushrooms, Pepper Jack Cubs, Green Peppers and Brussels Sprouts!Filled Beer Can BurgersHere’s what the inside looked like after I added the ingredients.Stuffed and Topped Beer Can BurgersThen I topped it with some shredded cheddar cheese for good measure.Beer Can Burgers on Indirect Heat on GrillCarefully place the burgers on the grill, close the lid and wait an hour!  Resist the urge to open the grill or move the burgers around.Finished Beer Can Burger on the GrillHere’s a shot of the finished burger on the grill.  Words can’t describe how awesome these turned out!!Beer Can BurgerHere’s an action shot of the burger.  As you can see the indirect heat cooking method kept the burger nice and medium rare while melting the cheese and cooking the bacon. Mmmmmm!

Beer Can Burgers
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5
  • Serving size: 1 Burger
  • Calories: 963
  • Fat: 73g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 66g
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Ingredients
  • 50.00 Oz. Ground Beef
  • 10 slices Bacon
  • 2.50 Oz. Pepper Jack Cheese, cubed
  • 2.50 Oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 150.00 g Sliced Fresh Mushrooms, cooked
  • 150.00 g Brussels sprouts, cooked
  • 150.00 g Green Peppers, cooked
  • 150.00 g Onions, cooked
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to 300 degrees and setup for indirect heat
  2. If adding smoke, place a handful of smoker wood chips in a smoker box or some aluminum foil with holes cut out and place over the lit burner
  3. Divide ground beef into equal portions and form large balls
  4. Push a can (Doesn't have to be beer) into the ball and smush it
  5. Using your hand, form the meat around the can, pushing it up and evenly around the can
  6. Wrap two pieces of bacon around the base of the meat
  7. Extract the can, fill the hole with anything you want, I used cooked mushrooms, Brussels Sprouts, Green Peppers and Onions
  8. Top with cheese
  9. Place on the grill and cook using indirect heat for 1 hour
Weber Spirit E320 Grill
Sure, you can cook just about anything in a cast iron pan, but sometimes you just want those seared grill marks on your meat. A grill is the perfect addition to any keto kitchen.
Stainless Steel Smoker Box
Add that extra wood smoked kick to your BBQ without investing in a dedicated smoker! Just add some wood, sit it over the burner on the grill and you’re smoking!!
Variety of Smoker Wood Chips
Grab this variety pack of smoker wood chips to experiment with adding smoke to your grilling experience. Perfect for Pork, Beef and Chicken!!

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Fry-day: Beef and Bacon Rolls https://cavemanketo.com/fry-day-beef-bacon-rolls/ https://cavemanketo.com/fry-day-beef-bacon-rolls/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:02:28 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=4687 If you couldn’t tell, I’m completely and utterly obsessed with deep frying everything in site.  So much so, that I’ve created a mini-series called Fry-day! Last time I deep fried some sausage wrapped in bacon.  This week I’m back with, guess what, more meat wrapped in bacon! There is an appetizer from BJs that’s bacon …

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If you couldn’t tell, I’m completely and utterly obsessed with deep frying everything in site.  So much so, that I’ve created a mini-series called Fry-day! Last time I deep fried some sausage wrapped in bacon.  This week I’m back with, guess what, more meat wrapped in bacon! There is an appetizer from BJs that’s bacon wrapped beef but its precooked and I just knew I could fry it.  So break out the deep fryer and get sizzling!Beef Eye Round ChunksFor this recipe, I used beef round eye that was already cut for kabobs.Beef with BaconI started by cutting the beef kabob pieces into 4 rectangular sections so they were approximately 1″ x 1″ on the square side.  Basically I wanted the size down so that I could use just 1/4 a slice of bacon on each one. I then doused the beef with some Montreal Steak Seasoning for added flavor.  Then I slices a piece of bacon in half and wrapped.  You then want to use a bent metal skewer to stab through the overlapped portion of bacon and through the meat. It sounds complicated in words but you’ll see what I mean when you wrap it.Deep Frying the BeefThen, off to the deep fryer they went!Bacon Wrapped BeefHere’s a picture right out of the fryer. I really like frying bacon wrapped meat because the bacon sticks quite well. The frying acts like a glue.  Also, if you cook these in the oven you always end up with either rubbery bacon or burnt beef.Finished Bacon Wrapped BeefSpoons, the latest crazy in food photography!  Ok, so maybe not, but you have to admit, this is one awesome looking Beef and Bacon Roll.
Fry-day: Beef and Bacon Rolls
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4 Pieces
  • Calories: 215
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated fat: 0g
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Sodium: 251mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
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Ingredients
  • 16 Oz. Beef
  • 4 Slices Bacon
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning to Taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 370 degrees
  2. Start by cutting the beef into 1 Oz, 1" x 1" x 2" cubes
  3. Take a piece of bacon, stretch it and then cut it into four pieces
  4. Season the meat with Montreal Steak Seasoning
  5. Wrap the beef with the bacon and skewer
  6. Cook for 3 minutes in the deep fryer
DeLonghi Deep Fryer
If you follow the blog, you know that I’ve gotten a little obsessed lately with my Deep Fryer to the point where I post a weekly Fry-day article. I had one of these in college and it always made me feel guilty using it. I feel so liberated that there are all sorts of keto friendly fried foods like nuggets, wings and brussels sprouts!
McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
I don’t know why but I’ve always loved this steak seasoning. It has the right amount of kick and has a touch of cajun without being too spicy. I wouldn’t spice up a Wagu with this stuff but perfect for a quick fix on some standard meat.
Metal Skewers
Metal skewers are a great addition to any BBQ set. They’re perfect for skewering some shrimp or making some kabobs. They can even be used in a deep fryer to make a super appetizers!

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BBQ Pot Roast https://cavemanketo.com/bbq-pot-roast/ https://cavemanketo.com/bbq-pot-roast/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 02:19:10 +0000 https://cavemanketo.com/?p=270 So this week I was feeling lazy so instead of a bunch of small meals, I would just cook a huge chunk of meat!  I decided to make a pot roast.  I looked to one of the best low carb websites: Linda’s.  Here is the recipe I roughly based it off of: http://genaw.com/lowcarb/laredo_bbq_pot_roast.html Here is …

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So this week I was feeling lazy so instead of a bunch of small meals, I would just cook a huge chunk of meat!  I decided to make a pot roast.  I looked to one of the best low carb websites: Linda’s.  Here is the recipe I roughly based it off of: http://genaw.com/lowcarb/laredo_bbq_pot_roast.html

Plated Pot RoastHere is the finished, juicy results 🙂

Rough Chop OnionRough chop one regular sized yellow onion.

Slab of Beef Chuck Shoulder RoastFor this roast, I used an 8.2 lb Beef Chuck Shoulder Roast!  I salted and peppered the whole thing.

Skillet with bacon fatThe next step is going to involve searing the meat.  To do this, I put bacon grease I’d stored into the pan and heated it up.

Beef in SkilletIt almost didn’t fit but damn did it smell good 🙂

Seared meat in Crock potHere is the meat in the crockpot.  It almost didn’t fit!

Frying onionsFry the onions in the pan with the drippings from the searing.

Mix up the BBQ sauceMix up the BBQ sauce mixture, using low carb ingredients instead of store bought BBQ sauce.

Beef with SauceHere it is, ready to go!

Finished MeatPull the meat out and let it sit before separating.

Boiling SaucePour the sauce into a pan and reduce by half via boiling.

Separated MeatHere is the finished, pulled meat, yum! I pulled it into dinner sized portions.

BBQ Pot Roast
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12
  • Calories: 701
  • Fat: 22
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 75
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Ingredients
  • 8 lb Beef Chuck Shoulder Roast
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 5 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 3 T Bacon Grease (can use butter)
  • 2 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 T Vinegar
  • 1 T Yellow Mustard
  • 4 T Splenda
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Rough chop an onion and set aside
  2. Coat the roast with salt and pepper
  3. Heat up bacon fat in a frying pan and sear the roast on all sides, 1 to 1:30 minutes on each side
  4. Place the meat in the crockpot
  5. Fry onions in the leftover grease, pour over meat
  6. Mix Mustard, Garlic, Worcestershire, Vinegar, Spenda and Liquid smoke
  7. Pour sauce over the meat
  8. Cook in crockpot on low, 1 to 1 hour 15 minutes per lb of roast. I cooked this one 9 hours.
  9. Remove meat from crockpot, separate into dinner sized portions
  10. Move liquid to a pan and reduce by half. Serve with the meat.
Cuisinart PSC-650 6-1/2-Quart Crockpot
Useful for set it and a forget it meals where you place all the items into the crockpot and let it rip! Most crockpots use a ceramic, dishwasher safe bowl that’s heated from the outside to a low temperature which allows the ingredients to simmer for hours.
Lodge 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet
The only pan you really need. Once properly seasoned, this pan can cook anything you can imagine! Lasts forever and never wears out.
4.8 Quart Casserole Dish
Great for cooking those gigantic, week long casseroles! I call them 5day meals on the website. Normal casserole dishes are 10×13 but this one is gigantic and can easily be divided into ten portions.

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