Category Archives: Meats

Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. After breakfast, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty, set the pressure, and

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Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)

Just the thing to have of a cold winter night, this recipe would pair well with my Cauliflower-Cheese Mash.

Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)
Serves 4 // 563 calories, 8 net carbs

3 pounds lamb shanks
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 small turnips, roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
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Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)

This soup is based on a recipe from Wholesomelicious that I reconfigured into a low-carb version.

Zuppa Toscana (Instant Pot)
Yield, six servings // 279 calories, 7 net carbs

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dehydrated onion flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound Aidell’s chicken Italian sausage (5 links)
18 ounces turnips, cut into 1 inch chunks… Read more

Bœuf Bourguignon (grass-fed / low carb)

“However fine, stew is a homey, intimate exchange, a paean to the way living things improve when their boundaries relax, when they incorporate some of the character and flavor of others. Soulful, a word inextricably linked with a good sturdy stew, is the payoff to the cook who plans a little and has the patience to abide…” Molly O’Neill, NYTimes Read more

Braised Short Ribs

This recipe is based on a Bon Appetit recipe that I “low-carbed” with great results! It pairs beautifully with cauliflower “mashed potatoes”. Vegetarians can use portobello mushrooms.


Braised Short Ribs

Servings: About 6 (5 lbs. = approx. 20 pieces x 3 per person)  // 482 calories, 6 net carbs

5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch Read more