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
people
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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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
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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.

 

Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade – Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade

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Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade - Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese
This recipe for bacon wrapped beef liver roulade, stuffed with spinach & feta cheese, is super delicious and easy to make. The flavors complement each other perfectly. In addition, it's a very nutrient dense and therefore satiating dish. Of course, you could also use other stuffings
Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
roulades
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
roulades
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Ingredients
Seasonings
Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulade
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 170°C (340°F)
  2. Put the beef liver on a cutting board and beat the pieces with a meat hammer to make them flatter. You don't need to flip them, it is enough if you just hit from one side. Also, make sure that you don't hit too hard as the meat already is pretty tender and you don't want to create holes
    Flattened Beef Liver
  3. Next, add the seasonings, also from one side only - this will be the inside. Then, spread the spinach (e.g. with a spoon) on the pieces
    Flattened Beef Liver with Spinach
  4. Afterwards, put the feta cheese on top. Place it centered and only on one half of the liver pieces. This way it is easier to roll them up
    Beef Liver with Spinach & Feta Cheese
  5. Now, roll the liver up. Start on the side with the cheese to make sure it is in the center of the roulade
    Rolled up Beef Liver with Stuffing
  6. After that, create a bacon weave of 4-5 slices on top of each roulade. Lift each one up with one hand while wrapping the bacon around the bottom with the other hand
    Bacon Weave on Beef Liver Roulades
  7. If you have small packets, wrap another layer of bacon around them to make sure everything is nicely wrapped without any big gaps and place the roulades on a baking tray with parchment paper
    Bacon Wrapped Beef Liver Roulades
  8. Finally, put the baking tray into the oven and bake the roulades for 25-30 minutes until the bacon becomes brown and crispy
Recipe Notes

You probably could skip the meat hammer step if your beef liver pieces already are pretty flat (about 0.5cm / 0.2in of thickness).

If they are way too thick, lay them on the cutting board.
Then, cut from one side with a sharp knife until you nearly reached the end of the other side.
Now, you can simply fold out the pieces and have thinner ones.

At step 3 I used frozen spinach which I thawed & pre-cooked in the microwave for about 3 minutes while beating up the liver:

Of course, you may also use different stuffings.

One idea that I've had was pizza stuffing with tomato paste or fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & Italian / Mediterranean herbs (oregano, rosemary, thyme). Maybe with some additional ground beef, pepperoni, fried chicken or even pulled pork.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 350g (1 roulade)

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 718.61kcal
from Fat 503.73kcal 70%
from Protein 206.8kcal 29%
from net. Carb 5.88kcal 1%
from Fiber 2.2kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55.97g 33%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 1.47g 6%
Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 51.7g 52%

*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.

 

Oven Baked Pork Back – Easy Slow Cooked Pork Back

Oven Baked Pork Back

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Oven Baked Pork Back - Easy Slow Cooked Pork Back
This pork back recipe is very easy to cook with just a few minutes of preparation. You only need a piece of pork back, some butter or olive oil & seasonings. In addition, you can make a delicious sauce from the meat juice and the meat even tastes great when eaten cold after cooking.
Oven Baked Pork Back
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3-4 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
  • 1.4 kg pork back one piece, also called pork loin
  • 30 gram butter alternitavely olive oil
Seasonings
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3-4 hours
Servings
people
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Ingredients
  • 1.4 kg pork back one piece, also called pork loin
  • 30 gram butter alternitavely olive oil
Seasonings
Oven Baked Pork Back
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 120°C (248°F) and put the pork back onto a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In the meantime, put the butter into a small microwave-suited bowl and melt it in the microwave. It takes about 15-20 seconds at 900W and the butter should not be too hot to touch it. Skip this step if you use olive oil
  3. Then, add all seasonings to the butter and mix them in with a spoon
  4. Now, pour the butter/seasoning mixture onto the pork back and use your hands to spread it. Make sure that the complete surface of your pork back is covered. Do it fast if you took the meat right out of the fridge, because then the butter will solidify again on its cold surface area
    Pork Back with Butter & Seasonings
  5. Finally, put the baking tray into the oven and cook the pork back for about 3 hours
    Pork Back in Oven
Recipe Notes

You can check if the pork back is done to your preference by using a meat thermometer.
If the core temperature reaches 70-75°C (158-167°F) the meat is medium-well. If its core temperature reaches 80-85°C (176-185°F) it is well done, but not as tender anymore.

In addition, you may also use the juice from the baking tray to make a delicious gravy sauce or simply pour it over the vegetables you may have made as a side dish.
For a sauce, simply fry 2 onions with butter in a pan (until golden brown), then pour in the meat juice and let everything cook until it is reduced to your desired thickness.
If you don't want to use onions, replace them with 100ml (about 3oz) cream in order to get thickness to the sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 358g

% Macronutrients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531.97kcal
from Fat 165.33kcal 31%
from Protein 366.64kcal 69%
from net. Carb 0kcal 0%
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.37g 11%
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0g 0%
Protein 91.66g 92%

*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.