AMAZING and simple recipe for all your LCHF needs :)
- Bacon (I used about 14 pieces for the weave and 3-4 pieces for inside the log)
- Ground sausage (use about 0.8 lbs)
- Sliced cheddar cheese (I used about 4 slices, but shredded is ok too!)
- BBQ rub
- Sugar-free BBQ sauce (I used G Hughes Sugar-free Maple Brown - the sweetness was an excellent addition!)
- Preheat oven to 250, 300, or 350°* (see cooking note below)
- Make a bacon weave! Mine ended up being about 7 x 7 slices
- Cook the remaining bacon slices and crumble into small pieces
- Shape the ground sausage into a square slightly smaller than the bacon weave. Make sure it isn't too thick! I didn't use a whole pound because I wanted more even layers
- Add a layer of rub + BBQ sauce on top of the sausage
- Lay down the cheddar cheese
- Add more rub + BBQ sauce
- Sprinkle on the crumbled bacon
- Roll everything sausage layer and above into a log (leave the bacon flat), tighten up, and make sure the sausage seals it into a coherent log
- Roll the bacon weave around the sausage log
- Coat the entire log with BBQ sauce (also re-coat when you have ~15-20 minutes of cook time left!)
- *if you've got the time, I recommend cooking at 200° for 2.5-3 hours, but you can also do 300° for 2 hours or 350° for 1-1.5 hours. Whichever you choose, make sure the log reaches and internal temperature of 160° F.
- Cut and enjoy!!
Here are the macros for about 1/12's of the log:
Carbs: <1 g
Fat: 20 g
Protein: 11 g
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posted this video for Garlic Bread Muffins on Facebook by Tastemade UK:
DROOL!!! I knew immediately that I needed to make a low-carb version of these biscuits. After a couple of experimental batches, I finally perfected the ingredient ratios!
5 oz. unsalted butter
Garlic Salt (I use Trader Joe's - 0 carbs)
10 g cilantro
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup almond flour
3 tbsp oat fiber
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil (I use olive or coconut)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded cheese + dozen small slices
Preheat oven to 350° F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic salt and cilantro and simmer for a few minutes. Set aside. Mix together the flaxseed meal, almond flour, oat fiber, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together the oil, heavy cream, and shredded cheese. Add to the flour mixture.
Fill the bottoms of the cupcake tin with about 1/2 of the flour. Next, place a slice of cheese on top of the dough and a spoonful of the garlic butter.
Pour the rest of the batter over the cheese and then top with the remainder of the butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!
This recipe makes 12 biscuits with the following nutritional information:
21.5 g fat
1.3 g carbs
0.5 g fiber
0.8 g net carbs
4.5 g protein
I used to go through a spinach and bacon quiche every week on my own. Turns out, crustless quiches can be just as delicious! These are super simple to make and can be frozen to save them for weeks during which you're relying on meal prep (if you can resist eating all of them immediately!).
4 oz shredded cheese (I used Gouda)
6 oz diced meat of your choice (I used these delicious Kiolbassa brand Jalapeno Beef Smoked Sausages that gave them a nice kick)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Seasoning (optional, but I sprinkled on some Trader Joe's Garlic Salt)
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Beat together the eggs and heavy whipping cream. Add seasoning if you choose to use a less salty meat. Arrange the cheese and meat into an oiled quiche dish or cupcake pan. Pour the egg mixture into the dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 12 servings with the following nutritional information:
13 g fat
0.5 g carbs
6.9 g protein
I found a recipe for Cream Cheese scrambled eggs in my mom's old school The Joy of Cooking book, but decided to adapt it to make the recipe slightly lower in carbs! This isn't the lowest carb count of my recipes, but it's still under 3 g per serving and is a great source of fat and protein for those of you doing the keto diet or anyother low-carb/high fat diet!
I don't have a double boiler, so I just used a saucepan and a metal strainer with a heat-resistant bowl inside!
3 oz cream cheese
3 oz any other cheese of your choice - I used Trader Joe's Bacon Cheddar Cheese
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp butter, unsalted
Seasoning of choice (I'm a fan of Trader Joe's Garlic Salt)
Chives for garnish (optional)
In a double boiler, combine the cream cheese, 2nd cheese, and butter until the mixture is completely softened. Add the heavy cream and whip until smooth.
Add eggs and beat together before the egg whites set.
Season and continuously mix with a spatula until cooked to your desired doneness. Sprinkle on the chives and enjoy!
Makes 3 servings with the following nutritional information:
36 g fat
2.4 g carbs
19.9 g protein
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