Low-Carb Recipes with Pork and Beef

How to Make Cheap Steak Taste Great

Have you tried cooking an inexpensive steak such as top sirloin and found it had a weird texture or a taste that reminded you of liver?  I show you how to cook inexpensive cuts of beef in a way that tastes great.


How to Cook a Steak from Grass-Fed Beef

Grass-Fed Steak
Grass-Fed Beef: Good for the Cattle, Good for Us. Bob Inglehart/E+/Getty Images

There are so many great reasons to avoid eating meat from cattle raised in feedlots, and instead choosing beef from cattle which ate grass all their lives.  The meat is better for us, the cattle have better lives, and the environmental impact is a fraction of that of beef from cattle raised in contained feeding operations.  However, there are some tricks to getting the most out of your steaks from grass-fed beef.


Let's Have Fajitas!

Use low-carb tortillas, or just eat with a fork -- and don't forget the guacamole!. Jodi Pudge/Radius Images/Getty Images

Fajitas are an easy meal to make, and who doesn't love this combination of Mexican flavors?  Bring on the easy guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and low-carb tortillas, and you have a complete meal -- unless you really want to do it up and add some low-carb refried beans.


Easy Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Baby Back Ribs
BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Daniel Loiselle/E+/Getty Images

 Succulent baby back ribs - they don't have to be hard to make, and they don't have to be loaded down with a super-sweet BBQ sauce.  Instead, use my method and my Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, and you're all set!  And don't forget the cole slaw (sugar-free, of course!)


Korean Beef

Korean Beef
Korean beef arranged with green peppers. Karen Ilagan/Moment/Getty Images

This is one of our favorite meals to serve guests, as it's always a hit!  We usually cook the beef on the grill, but you can also do it on the stovetop.  It doesn't take long at all to prepare, but if you want to make it super-easy, have the butcher cut it for you (don't be shy - that's what they are there for).


Low-Carb Asian Noodle Dish with Pork

Asian Noodles with Ground Pork
Asian Noodles with Ground Pork. Tastyart Ltd Rob White/PhotoLibrary/Getty Images

 This is a little like Dan Dan noodles.  I use shirataki noodles, which have very little carb or calories and which I think go perfectly in an Asian noodle dish. It's made with ground pork.


Crock Pot Ropa Vieja (Cuban Beef Dish)

Ropa Vieja
Ropa Vieja. Sarah Bossert/E+/Getty Images

Don't you love it when you can throw ingredients in a slow cooker, and have many meals?  This is one of those recipes.  It can be served in many ways - we like it over spaghetti squash since we don't eat rice, but cauliflower "rice" would be a great idea as well.  My husband likes to eat them with low-carb tortillas.


Crockpot Hungarian Goulash (Hungarian Pork Dish)

Hungarian Goulash
Hungarian Goulash. Joff Lee/Photolibrary/Getty Images

Another crockpot meal, this time inspired by Eastern Europe.  Whenever we have it, we say, "wow, I forgot how good this is"!  I like to serve it over sauteed cabbage strips - it's very quick to slice a cabbage and throw the strips into a skillet.


Beef Vegetable Soup

Beef Vegetable Soup
Beef Vegetable Soup - use celary root (celariac) instead of potato. Lauri Patterson/E+/Getty Images

I love having recipes where I can throw leftover meats and vegetables into a pot and make something entirely different and delicious.  This recipe is a great one for leftover beef roasts such as pot roast.  You can really put any vegetables you want into it, although I have some suggestions.

Do you want more ideas for low-carb soups?  Check out 10 Great Low-Carb Soups


Brisket in a Crock Pot

Crockpot Brisket
Carrots are another possible addition to the crockpot - just be sure to count the carbs. KirbyIng/E+/Getty Images

Rounding out this trio of slow cooker beef dishes is this brisket, cooked with low-carb vegetables and a delicious blend of spices.

More Low-Carb Main Dish Recipes

Low-Carb Chicken Recipes - Low-Carb Chicken Pot Pie?  Turkey tetrazzini?  Yup!  Here are a wide variety of low-carb chicken dishes.
Low-Carb Fish and Seafood Recipes - Really good for us, plus quick to make - what's not to like?
Low-Carb "Pasta" Recipes - Do you have a hankering for pasta?  Try these low-carb substitutes instead.


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