Stuffed Meatloaf – With Pulled Pork & Cheese

Stuffed Meatloaf with Pulled Pork & Cheese

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Stuffed Meatloaf - With Pulled Pork & Cheese
This stuffed meatloaf with pulled pork & cheese is a real meat monster. It takes a few hours of cooking time, but the waiting is definitely worth it. In addition, this meatloaf is delicious, extremely satiating and perfectly suitable for a ketogenic diet.
Stuffed Meatloaf with Pulled Pork & Cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 6 hours
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
people
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Stuffed Meatloaf with Pulled Pork & Cheese
Instructions
  1. First, use the pork shoulder to make pulled pork. I used a stewing pan in which I seared the meat, then added some water and put the pan into the oven for about 6 hours, with the lid on.
    If you are not sure on how to prepare it, just use my easy and foolproof method for which you don't even need a stewing pan: Easy Pulled Pork Recipe
  2. When the pork is about to be done, start to prepare the meat mixture. For that, put the ground beef, eggs & all seasonings into a bowl and mix everything thoroughly until it is a homogeneous mixture. You may use a food processor or simply mix it using your hands
  3. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 150°C (300°F)
  4. Take the pork out of the stewing pan / pot, remove all bones, pull the meat apart and keep it on a plate or in a bowl. Then, put a piece of cling film onto a cutting board. This helps to wrap the meatloaf up
    Meat Mixture & Stuffings for Meatloaf with Pulled Pork
  5. Now, spread the meat mixture on the cling film, as evenly as possible
    Spreaded Meatloaf Mixture
  6. Afterwards, add the stuffings on top. Spread the pulled pork evenly and the cheese only on one half
    Meatloaf Mixture with Stuffings on Top
  7. Then, use the cling film to wrap everything up. Start on the cheese side first to make sure that the cheese will be completely wrapped up and can't leak out
    Wrapping Stuffed Meatloaf with Pulled Pork & Cheese
  8. When it is all wrapped up, put the loaf onto a baking tray with parchment paper and carefully remove the cling film
    Wrapped up Stuffed Meatloaf on Baking Tray
  9. Finally, bake the meatloaf in the oven for about 1 hour
Recipe Notes

Of course, you may also use any other cheese you prefer, like mozzarella, parmesan or cheddar.

The pulled pork turns out great if you use pork neck instead of shoulder, too. It may be even better as pork neck usually is a little fattier then shoulder and therefore juicier & more flavorful.

Pulled Pork & Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Close Up 1
Pulled Pork & Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Close Up

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 527g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1341.52kcal
from Fat 904.68kcal 67%
from Protein 432.48kcal 32%
from net. Carb 4.36kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 100.52g 59%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.09g 4%
Protein 108.12g 108%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Simple Keto Gyro – From Fresh Pork Ham

Keto Gyro from Fresh Pork Ham

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Simple Keto Gyro - From Fresh Pork Ham
This keto gyro is simple to prepare and brings the typical, delicious greek flavor & smell into your kitchen. It's satiating and suitable for keto & low carb diets, especially low carb high protein or carnivorous ones. All it needs is a nice piece of fresh pork, seasonings and some fat for marinading & frying the meat.
Keto Gyro from Fresh Pork Ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
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  • 900 gram pork ham fresh, without bone - one piece
  • 35 gram lard alternatively: coconut oil or heatable olive oil
Seasonings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 900 gram pork ham fresh, without bone - one piece
  • 35 gram lard alternatively: coconut oil or heatable olive oil
Seasonings
Keto Gyro from Fresh Pork Ham
Instructions
  1. First, put the piece of pork ham into the freezer for 1.5 to 2 hours. You want it to be frozen, but still cuttable. This makes the next step very easy
    Frozen Fresh Pork Ham
  2. When the meat is stiff, take it out of the freezer and cut it into thin slices
    Slicing Frozen Fresh Pork Ham
  3. After that, put the sliced meat into a big bowl & add all seasonings. Just spread them on top of the meat
  4. Now, melt the lard or coconut oil in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. If you are using heatable olive oil you don't need to melt it, of course. Then, pour the fat onto the meat and immediately start to mix everything thoroughly
    Seasoned Fresh Pork Ham Slices
  5. Afterwards, let the seasoned meat stand for about 10-15 minutes to give it a chance to soak in some seasoning. The longer you let it stand the better
  6. Next, preheat a pan (with your preferred fat for frying) to low-medium heat. Add the meat and let it fry for about 5-10 minutes with a lid on
    Frying Pork Ham Gyro
  7. Finally, remove the lid and fry for another 5-10 minutes while stirring occasionally until you have some crispy bits and roasting flavors (browned meat). Take care that you don't fry it for too long as fresh pork ham is pretty tender and can dry out fast
    Fried Pork Ham Gyro Close Up 1
Recipe Notes

To make it even better, you may prepare & marinade the meat in the morning or one day in advance and let it soak in the seasonings for a longer period of time. Simply let it stand for 1-2 hours or longer instead of 10-15 minutes. If you prepare it a day in advance, put the bowl into your fridge and cover it with cling film.

The seasonings are amazing for marinading  pork chops or spice up some ground beef, too.
In addition, you could use pork loin instead of ham or try it with other cuts.

Serve with any keto friendly side dish you like, e.g. salad, fried / baked vegetables, some eggs or simply a low carb condiment.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 323g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 838.86kcal
from Fat 620.82kcal 74%
from Protein 212.72kcal 25%
from net. Carb 1.12kcal 0%
from Fiber 4.2kcal 1%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68.98g 41%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.28g 1%
Fiber 2.1g 7%
Protein 53.18g 53%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

 

Homemade Cheese Pops – Super Easy

Homemade Cheese Pops

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Homemade Cheese Pops - Super Easy
The cheese pops are great to take them with you to the work for lunch or just as a nice snack. They also go well as crispy croutons in your salad.
Homemade Cheese Pops
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook Time 60-90 minutes
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Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook Time 60-90 minutes
Servings
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Homemade Cheese Pops
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 90-95°C (200°F)
  2. Now, cut the big piece of cheese into small dices and bits
  3. Then, put baking paper onto a baking tray and scatter the cheese bits on it. Remember to leave big enough gaps between the pieces
    Gouda cheese on baking tray
  4. Afterwards, slide the baking tray into the oven and bake the cheese for 60-90 minutes in order to dry it. This time period may vary, depending on your oven and the type of cheese you use. If your oven doesn't have ventilation or if its thermostat isn't that accurate, I recommend to open the door about every 10 minutes or leave it opened with a small gap during the drying process
  5. Always have an eye on the cheese, look after it every 10-15 minutes. In case it starts melting too much, open your oven's door to let evaporated water and some heat out. Also, the cheese should continuously decrease the amount of bubbles that it throws (evaporating water)
  6. When almost all the water has evaporated from the cheese (no more bubbling), you can turn the heat up to 140-150°C (285-300°F) to make the cheese popping and give it some crisp
  7. Afterwards, simply take out the baking tray and let the popped cheese cool down for a few minutes
    Cheese pops on baking tray
Recipe Notes

I had no instructions for these so I thought, I'd just figure it out on my own.

You need to evaporate the water from the cheese, therefore a temperature of about 100°C -or right below it- is needed. This way, the water evaporates, without the cheese melting too much.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100 gram

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370kcal
from Fat 270kcal 73%
from Protein 100kcal 27%
from net. Carb 0kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.0g 18%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0g 0%
Protein 25.0g 25%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.

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