Category Archives: Meats

Port-Braised Beef Short Ribs (low carb)

Adapted from a recipe from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant”, this version keeps the carbs low, but the flavor is still 100% 🙂

Port-Braised Short Ribs
Yield: 6 servings // 461 calories, 5 net carbs

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
Rub—
* 4 bay leaves, torn in half
* 4 teaspoons sea salt
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Basic Pulled Pork (low carb)

Adapted from a Instant Pot recipe by Food Network Kitchen, my version is low carb and served with a side of Quick Mashed Cauliflower and some broccoli with a squeeze a lemon.

Basic Pulled Pork (low carb)
Yield: 8 servings // 335 calories, 1 net carb
Quick Mashed Cauliflower: 228 calories, 4 net carbs

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Lamb Chops with Four Herbs and Mashed Cauliflower

Fork-tender and bursting with umami, this is pure comfort food. This is an Instant Pot pressure cooker recipe, adapted from a recipe by Melissa Clark, from her book “Dinner in an Instant.” I have slow-cooker times at the end.

Lamb Chops with Four Herbs and Mashed Cauliflower
Lamb: 6 servings // 579 calories, 3 net carbs
Cauliflower: 6 servings //
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Lechon Asado—Cuban Pulled Pork

Recipes and cookbooks all over the world have this recipe in various forms. I’ve substituted Swerve for the classic brown sugar and swapped lettuce for corn tortillas, or fried cauliflower rice for regular rice. You can either cook it for 80 minutes in a pressure cooker, or 8 hours in a covered Dutch oven over low heat.

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Asian Pot Roast (low carb)

This is based on a recipe from the “I Breathe I’m Hungry” website, although I’ve changed portion sizes and recipe item quantities to my taste.


Asian Pot Roast
6 servings // 409 calories, 3 net carbs

POT ROAST
—During 40-minute pressure cooker setting—
1 boneless pasture-raised chuck roast (3 pounds)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and

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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. An hour or so before dinner, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty,

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