Hamburger Buns, Low Carb, Keto

Hamburger Bun, Low Carb, Keto Friendly

This is it! This recipe took a lot of time and patience to perfect but I've nailed it! This is a soft and delicious Keto friendly, low carb hamburger bun! It holds up just fine to mayo and no-sugar-added ketchup. Don't forget to add some lettuce and a thinly sliced heirloom tomato! Break out the grill and get ready for BBQ season!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breads, Breakfast, Dinner, Grilling, Lunch
Servings 12 buns
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 tbsp butter, room temp 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup whey powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Whisk together eggs and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until frothy.
  • Add cream cheese and butter and whisk until well combined and smooth.
  • Add flour, whey, arrowroot, baking powder, Xanthan gum, and sea salt. Whisk until it becomes like wet dough.
  • Using a spatula fold in mozzarella cheese (the recipe works best and tastes best with a good quality organic mozzarella cheese)
  • With oiled hands gather up dough and shape into a ball. You will want it to fit cupped in the palm of your hand. Slightly bigger than a ping pong ball. Ours makes 12 even dough balls pressed down into a silicon pan that is made especially for hamburger buns (click to view the one we used).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Notes

Hamburger Bun Pan >> click/touch here to view the one we used
Nutritional Information for 1 bun out of 12 total buns from 1 batch of this recipe
254 calories
Fat 21 g
Sodium. 359 mg
Protein. 12 g
Carbs 8 g
Fiber 1 g
NET CARBS: 7 g per bun
Keyword Breads, Hamburger Bun, Keto, Low Carb

Double S Veggie Casserole

UPDATE: made this again today and used finely chopped macadamia nuts in place of the almond flour! It was truly amazing. We are going to do that from now on!

Double S Veggie Casserole

Spinach and squash make this casserole not only delicious but super quick and easy. Fabulous side dish or eat as your main dish! Low carb and Keto friendly at just 2.6 net carbs per serving!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 12 servings
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium-large yellow squash washed, and cut into thin slices
  • 16 oz bag frozen chopped spinach thawed, and squeezed to drain
  • 1 medium-large onion cut into slices
  • 8 ounces butter unsalted, cut into pat sized portions (see picture)
  • 12 ounce bag Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1-2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • After prepping onions, spinach, and butter. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Gather seasonings. We do not measure but shake each one on when it is time.
  • Line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper (makes for super easy clean up but is optional)
  • Place about 6 pats of butter on bottom layer, before squash slices. Spread apart from one another.
  • Add a single layer of squash slices.
  • Sprinkle naked squash slices with each seasoning, we did a pretty even light sprinkle of each seasoning.
  • Add sliced onions as a single layer.
  • Add half of the squeezed, drained spinach.
  • Add half of the shredded cheese.
  • In a bowl combine almond flour, parmesan cheese, and the amounts listed for each of the seasonings. Mix to combine. Sprinkle half of this mixture on the casserole now. Save remaining half for the top of the casserole.
  • Add 6-8 pats of butter.
  • Repeat layers starting with naked, squash slices.
  • Top final layer with almond flour mixture.
  • Bake in a 375 degree F preheated oven for about 45-60 minutes. Check at about 40 minutes and keep an eye on it until it is nice and golden brown on top. Exact time will depend on your oven.

Notes

You can wash and slice squash, cut onions into slices, and squeeze, drain spinach ahead of time. This makes throwing the casserole together so much quicker. I usually prep everything the day before.
 
Total carbs 4.3 g minus fiber 1.7 g equals 2.6 net carbs per serving
We split the casserole into 12 equal servings.
Keyword Casserole, Cheese, Onions, Squash, Vegetables

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

While many may consider this a wonderful breakfast, we actually love this for dinner! Breakfast for dinner, brilliant, right?! You can make the biscuits earlier in the day or even the day before. That makes this a super-quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner to whip up. Especially when time is an issue. Don't forget to serve them with a batch of creamy-cheesy scrambled eggs!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 596 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage Beeler's
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Make a batch of our Keto Angel Biscuits (we did not include this in the prep or cooking time because you can make these ahead of time).
  • In a pan cook sausage until done and break into pieces with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Remove sausage from pan, leave the oil from the sausage in the pan.
  • Place remaining ingredients in the pan with the oil from the sausage. Using a whisk, slowly and gently stir gravy until cream cheese has melted and it is well combined. Allow to simmer for about 5-6 minutes (do not boil, just a light simmer, about on medium heat), whisk frequently to prevent the mixture from burning/scorching on the bottom. 
  • Add sausage to the gravy and stir and cook for a few more minutes. 
  • Serve hot over our Keto Angel Biscuits and we hope you enjoy!

Notes

Please be EXTRA CAREFUL when picking out your ground breakfast sausage as the majority of them contain, add sugar. Check the ingredients and the carb count. We use Beeler's brand breakfast sausage, zero added sugar, zero carbs! 
The macros are only for the sausage gravy. If you use it on one of our Keto Angel Biscuit's you can add in the macros listed from that recipe (1 biscuit is just 4.3 net carbs [9.2 carbs and 4.9 fiber] see the recipe page for the remaining macros here). 
So with the gravy and biscuit, your total net carbs would be just 4.5 g! Throw in some creamy-cheesy scrambled eggs, which would not add any more carbs, and you have a breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner of champions! 
Keyword Angel Biscuits, Biscuits and Gravy, Breakfast, Gravy, Keto, Low Carb, Sausage Gravy

Tangy BBQ Ribs with a Kick, Low Carb, Keto

Tangy BBQ Ribs with a Kick, Low Carb, Keto

These succulent, tangy baby back ribs will have you coming back for more! Just the right amount of heat, sweet, and tang! And, because they are baked, not grilled, you can have them anytime of the year! Be sure to make a batch of our Cajun Spice Mix and our Sticky BBQ sauce, you'll need them for this recipe!
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 334 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 tbsp Baking Keto Cajun Seasoning Blend
  • 1 cup Sticky BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tamari, optional or coconut aminos
  • 4 pounds Baby Back Ribs, approx. 2 good sized racks

Instructions
 

  • Be sure to make our Baking Keto Cajun Seasoning Blend and our Sticky BBQ Sauce. You can make these ahead of time. Store BBQ sauce in the fridge until ready to use. 
  • Pull ribs out of fridge 1 hours before baking. Pat dry with paper towels. Lay out on parchment paper. Season both sides with our cajun seasoning. Coat lightly and rub in to coat evenly. Allow to sit for 1 hour to come to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Place our sticky BBQ sauce in a saucepan, add 1/4 cup tamari (optional), and simmer for about 8 minutes.
  • Brush a light coat of the BBQ sauce onto ribs.
  • Place in large baking pan. Cover with foil and bake for 2 hours.
  • Turn heat up to 350 degrees F, remove foil, bake uncovered for approximately 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and we hope you enjoy.

Notes

Be sure to come back and let us know how the recipe worked for you. Every oven can be a little different so play around with it but this is an excellent foundation. We did not find our high altitude affected this recipe.
*We rubbed our ribs with butter when they came out of the oven! Fabulous!! Remember to add this into your macros, as it is not included in our macro totals for this recipe.
Keyword Baby Back Ribs, Barbecue, Dinner, Keto, Low Carb

Chicken Cordon Bleu in a Creamy Mustard Sauce, Low Carb, Keto

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with Creamy Mustard Sauce, Low Carb, Keto

If there were blue prize ribbons for the best casserole, we would bet this would take the prize! It is a combination of creamy, cheesy, melty, and perfectly rich flavors! Chicken, ham, swiss cheese, and a hint of dijon mustard! Even those who are not low carb will want this dish often. Super quick and easy to prepare, just the way we like it. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 servings
Calories 713 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 med-large chicken breast, diced, cooked
  • 8 oz ham, trimmed, diced
  • 12 oz swiss cheese, slices, cut into pieces

Creamy Mustard Sauce

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Topping

  • 1-1.5 ounces pork rinds
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes

Instructions
 

Cooking Chicken, if needed

  • Dice 3 chicken breast and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste. Place in a preheated skillet with about 1 Tbsp olive oil. Stir to coat with oil and cook until done. Remove from oil and set aside.
  • Grease a 9 x 12 baking pan.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for low altitude, 375 degrees F for high altitude

Casserole Preparation

  • Dice ham.
    Dice cheese.
  • Combine sauce ingredients (hwc, eggs, mustard, seasonings) into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add meats and cheese to the sauce.
    Pour into greased 9x12 baking dish or line baking dish with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Casserole Topping

  • Combine pork rinds, parmesan cheese, butter, and parsley into a food processor. 
  • Pulse until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

Final Preparation

  • Place pork rind mixture on top of meat, cheese, and sauce mixture. Spread topping evenly. Place in preheated oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to sit for about 15-20 minutes. Serve and we hope you enjoy.

Notes

You'll see a bit more butter in the picture. I was not paying attention and used too much, be sure to use just 1 Tbsp. It still came out really good so if you like butter, go for it.
Some people have asked how they know if they live at a high altitude. Typically if you are at approx. 5,000 ft or higher you are at a high altitude and need to adjust accordingly. Not sure? Use Google and type in the name of your city and state and then the word altitude and the result should be the altitude for where you requested. We live at a high altitude so I am constantly having to adjust for this. We moved from a low altitude city. Not a huge adjustment but it does require some here and there.
Macros are based on 6 equal servings.
Brands We Used
Ham Brand: Niman Ranch
Heavy Whipping Cream: Kalona
Pork Rinds: 4505 Chili and Salt Flavor
Swiss Cheese: 365 Slices
Chicken Breast: 365 brand
Dijon Mustard: Westbrae
Spices/Seasonings: Frontier
Butter: Vital Farms, Salted
Eggs: Local, Farm Fresh, Organic
Keyword Casserole, Chicken, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Creamy Mustard Sauce, Dinner, Keto, Low Carb, Main Dish, Quick Preparation

Sweet & Spicy Fried Chicken, Low Carb, Keto

Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken

Our family has always loved a sweet, salty, spicy balance of flavors. This dish seems to hit the spot and calms our cravings for high carb Chinese-Indian-Thai type dishes. We love that we can have it as is or combine it with goodies like paneer cheese, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower rice, etc. With just 5.9 net carbs per serving, it makes a pretty good meal. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

Fried Chicken

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 large chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce *see pic
  • 1/2 cup spicy ketchup primal kitchen
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Swerve brown
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • While cutting chicken into strips have a large skillet heating up.
  • Place 1/2 cup coconut flour, sea salt, garlic, and onion powder in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Cut chicken into strips.
  • Place chicken strips into bowl with coconut flour. Move chicken around gently until all strips are coated.
  • Add coconut oil to hot skillet. Place chicken strips into skillet, carefully, so they do not splash or pop. 
  • Move chicken around every so often until they are browned and cooked.
  • Remove from skillet. If you have a lot of coconut flour in your skillet you will want to wipe or rinse this out. Be very careful as the pan will be hot.
  • Place remaining ingredients into pan and simmer until slightly thickened. Takes just a few minutes, about 4-5 minutes, be careful and do not let it burn, simmer on about medium. (See pic to note the brand of chili-garlic sauce we use, it has zero carbs per serving where others had quite a bit of carbs per serving)
  • Add chicken back into pan and stir to coat. The breading on the chicken will absorb the sauce. This will not be a "saucy" dish, as you can see in the picture. 
  • We add paneer to ours but you can add onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc. Serve over riced cauliflower or is fine as is. Make it your own and we hope you enjoy.

Notes

We do not count the carbs in Swerve as it is a sugar alcohol with zero net carbs.
When factoring macros we took the coconut flour down to 4 tablespoons as we figured each person would only be eating about 1 actual tablespoon of the coconut flour.
Calories 355
Fat 30 g
Carbs 9.9 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 10 g
Sodium 535mg
Our family has always loved a sweet, salty, spicy balance of flavors. This dish seems to hit the spot and calms our cravings for high carb Chinese-Indian-Thai type dishes. We love that we can have it as is or combine it with goodies like paneer cheese, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower rice, etc. With just 5.9 net carbs per serving, it makes a pretty good meal.
Keyword Chicken, Chinese, Fried, Indian, Spicy, Sweet, Thai

Sweet & Tangy Teriyaki Wings

Sweet & Tangy Teriyaki Wings

JordynLei
After a lot of trial and error we have come up with a perfect, umami combination of sweet, salty, and tangy teriyaki sauce... plus, it is keto friendly and low carb! Come back and let us know how you liked it... and, if you didn't, that's okay too, we still want to hear from you.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12-20 wings cooked party wings and drummies
  • 4 ounces salted butter 1/2 stick
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar Swerve
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Chicken Wings
    Preheat oven to 420 degrees (we live at a high elevation, lower elevations may need to lower to 375-400 degrees). We then use paper towels to dry our chicken wings. Once the skin is nice and dry we then spray a light coat of oil (olive, avocado, etc.). We then season them with sea salt, black pepper, powdered onion, powdered garlic, and paprika. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until skin is crisp and browned.
  • Sauce
    Place butter in medium skillet or pan and gently melt butter. Add rest of ingredients to melted butter. Use a whisk to combine ingredients and allow to gently simmer until the ingredients begin to thicken slightly. Once wings are finished baking add 1/4 of the sauce, allow to cool to a safe eating temperature, then enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition Facts are based on 1/4 of the final sauce recipe.
Here are the nutrition facts for 1/4 of the sauce and 12 party wings:
Calories 237, 12 party wings adds 429 calories
Total Fat 22 grams, 12 party wings adds 30.9 grams
Carbs 7.4 grams, 12 party wings adds 0
Protein 0.1 grams, 12 party wings adds 36 grams
 
Note: we do not count Swerve into the nutrition facts because it is a sugar alcohol with zero net carbs. If you would like the full carb count, please plug in all ingredients to your favorite Keto app and you should come up with the correct amount. Remember you are only consuming about 1/4 of the final sauce mixture.
Keyword Chicken Wings, Chinese, Keto, Teriyaki, Wings

Hearty 3 Meat Killer Keto Chili

Hearty 3 Meat Killer Keto Chili

JordynLei
Quick heads up that you will most definitely want to make a beef brisket a day or two before making this recipe as it requires 2 cups of diced left over beef brisket. Totally worth doing!!! This Keto Chili recipe has a super secret ingredient that is going to confuse and dazzle you, all at the same time. It bulks it up and you'll never miss the beans again!! Just the right amount of spices and smells amazing while cooking! Get out your slow cooker and be prepared to be blown away.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1 cup
Calories 444 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp slap ya mama cajun seasoning
  • 1-2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage Beeler's
  • 2 cups diced brisket
  • 8 oz low sodium paneer cheese Gopi

Instructions
 

  • Turn 6 quart slow cooker to high heat and allow to preheat.
  • Finely dice the onion and red pepper.
  • Add 2 Tbsp olive oil (or oil of your choice) to preheated slow cooker. Now add onions and red pepper. Allow to simmer until the onions are translucent.
  • Now add tomatoes, tomato sauce, bone broth, and all seasonings. Allow to cook on high about 2-3 hours.
  • Brown ground beef in separate pan or pot, drain, add to tomato mixture.
  • Brown ground breakfast sausage, I use the same pot as I cooked the ground beef in, drain, if necessary and add to tomato/beef mixture.
  • Dice left-over brisket and add to slow cooker.
  • Dice paneer cheese, as shown in picture, and add to slow cooker.
  • Allow to cook, on high, for about 3-4 more hours.
    Makes approx. 12 cups of chili. Top with your favorite toppings (shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream are awesome with this)!
    We hope you enjoy!

Notes

If you are concerned about the sodium, use a no-salt added chili powder and no-salt added cajun spice mix. This comes out to 7 net carbs per 1 cup serving and makes a filling meal.
Keyword Chili, Keto, Low Carb, Spicy