I didn't think I would like ANY kitchen tool better than my Instant Pot. Pressure cooking is great for most meats and also broth making. Yet about 6 months ago I found something even better. A tool that produces the most tender meats and where it's very very difficult to overcook things, even seafood. In my opinion it's also easier to use than the Instant Pot, and even less hands on time.
Sole (prounounced solay – not like the fish) is in my opinion an indispensible part of a keto, low carb or zero carb diet. I recommend it to anyone that is starting this way of eating to alleviate the “low carb / keto flu” that tends to happen when our bodies switch from burning glucose to burning ketones for fuel.
This chili really hits the spot on those cold rainy days! I like to serve this topped with cheese, raw onion and sour cream and alongside some low carb (gluten free / paleo / keto) “corn” bread. This recipe is suitable for even a weeknight as it can be ready to eat in about 30 minutes by using the Instant Pot (including prep time).
EDIT: /rant: Since I've posted this recipe I've received actual HATE MAIL due to it's raw nature (omg raw beef and egg in one recipe breaks the internet apparently). I have had GREAT health results on raw beef from a trusted local source and a neighbors eggs. As always, you control your source and only make this recipe if those sources are trusted. Knowing your farmer is best. Who knew a recipe that used to be served in every fancy restaurant now makes the internet lose its mind. See first comment by SK below (thanks SK for providing good info and not hate mail!) for actual good advice regarding raw beef. /endrant
It was a hot night and I really wanted to try making steak tartare for the first time ever. I was hungry, craving beef yet not wanting to bbq a steak. I used to love eating raw hamburger or steak as a kid, and I do like my steak rare, but as an adult never had any meat so “raw” before. I was a little intimidated.
Since I've been on zero carb and keto I've wanted a beef jerky snack that I can take with me and needs no refrigeration. Yes, I could buy jerky but the ones without the chemicals and sugar are expensive. Even the beef jerky with sugar is expensive, actually!
So I looked at my freezer full of ground beef – grass fed hamburger and said ‘why can't I do this myself?' My ground beef grass-fed jerky was born! And the good thing is, I can flavor this however my family wants. I made mine in my Excalibur dehydrator but it's almost as easy to make this in your oven.
Since I started on a Zero Carb diet, some mornings I've been getting into the bad habit of drinking broth with some gelatin in it. Don't get me wrong, bone broth and gelatin are great for me, but not as a meal replacement. I want to practice actually eating when I'm hungry and giving my body the nutrition it needs, not displacing my hunger and becoming a ravenous tiger at lunchtime or dinner.
I also wanted to find a quick, easy breakfast that I could take with me on the run. Also sometimes I just don't want to eat solid meat in the morning, but I do want to eat, and I'm limiting the amount of eggs I consume. I came up with a GREAT alternative, zero carb, keto quick meal, “protein shake”!