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Keto Recipes for BBQ Lovers

Well, it sounds like the world has finally caught up with us. We’ve been celebrating high-fat recipes our whole lives! At AmazingRibs.com, we love cooking with and eating all forms of fat from pork fat to butter to cheese because they’re delicious! And now there’s some research showing that a high-fat, low-carb diet (the keto diet) might actually be good for your health. Go figure. Whether it’s true or not, we have all the keto friendly recipes you can shake a stick at. It’s a barbecue website after all. We don’t publish a lot of recipes for pasta. And not all our sauces are full of sugar.

If you’re new to the keto diet, it is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Essentially, you concentrate on eating more animal and vegetable fats like butter and nuts, while eating fewer high-carb foods like bread, pasta, grains, sugar, and starchy fruits and vegetables. Severely restricting carbohydrates like this forces your body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy, a metabolic state known as ketosis. The “ketogenic diet” was first developed in the 1920s to treat epilepsy in children, and the term itself was coined by one of its principal researchers, Dr. Russell Morse Wilder, at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wilder found that the ketogenic diet is effective at treating pediatric epilepsy. Even to this day, about half of children on a keto diet experience 50% fewer epileptic seizures. But doctors treating epilepsy now prescribe anticonvulsive drugs more often than a ketogenic diet.

However, the keto diet has become popular again because of two things: 1) the low-carb dietary craze of the past couple decades, and 2) a surprising side effect of this diet: weight loss. Yes, eating fewer carbohydrates and more fat just might help you lose weight. No, it’s not guaranteed. And the jury is still out about whether the keto diet is an effective long term weight loss strategy. But it surely is one of the more tasty diets out there. If you’re a flavor hound who’s cutting carbs and looking for high fat, keto friendly recipes, we’ve got ’em in spades. Below are some of our favorites. None of these recipes includes grains. One or two spice rubs and marinades call for a tiny amount of sugar, and you can simply leave the sugar out of the recipe. It is not crucial. As for cooking fats, replace whatever is called for in the recipe with your favorite keto friendly fat, whether it’s rendered beef tallow, lard, olive oil or coconut oil. 

pecans with a sweet glaze

Got Beer? Snack On These Beefy Beer Nuts Between Sips

By:

Meathead

This recipe for grill roasted nuts is an instant party pleaser. A splash of Worcestershire, black pepper, garlic, cumin, and hot sauce give these nuts a bold, beefy flavor. Serve them at any tailgating party or backyard BBQ and grilling party. You can also roasted these in the oven if you don't have a grill.

The Science Of Salt

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Meathead

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Plated smoked filet mignon with butter poached lobster tail

A Romantic Surf-and-Turf: Lightly Smoked Filet Mignon With Butter Poached Lobster

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Clint Cantwell

Romance is in full bloom with this mouthwatering take on traditional surf-and-turf. Delectable lobster tails are poached in butter then sliced and served atop a smoky and perfectly seared beef filet in this recipe for lightly smoked filet mignon and butter poached lobster! Your loved one will surely thank us after!
Sliced brisket

Authentic Texas Style Smoked Brisket Recipe

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Meathead

Behold the best smoked brisket recipe ever! Texas style brisket is more than a recipe, it is a concept and a goal. It all begins by selecting the right meat, trimming it, seasoning it, smoking it, slicing it, and more. Follow this easy BBQ brisket guide for mouthwatering results!
Sliced prime rib roast

The Science Of Cooking Prime Rib, Tenderloin, And Other Beef Roasts

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Meathead

There are some tricks to learning how to cook a perfect prime rib, tenderloin, round, rump, and other beef roasts and we have assembled them all in one place! Discover our secrets for ensuring it is cooked right from end to end and with a deeply flavored crust in this ultimate prime rib recipe.
Grilled steak

Recipe Secrets Revealed For Grilled Steaks That Put The Best Restaurants To Shame

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Meathead

Create grilled steaks as good or better than they do in the best expensive steakhouses with this comprehensive how-to and recipe. From selecting the right cut and beef grade to smoking and searing on the grill, you'll be grilling up mouthwatering steaks for your family and guests in no time!
Sliced smoked chuck roast

Thrill Your Tastebuds With This Slow Smoked Chuck Roast Recipe

By:

Clint Cantwell

With this smoked sliced chuck roast recipe, you'll be able to create beef as moist, tender, and flavorful as traditional Texas brisket. Taken from the shoulder of the steer directly above the brisket, chuck roast offers as much flavor as its neighboring cut but at a much more manageable price and weight.
Cooked Tuscan pork ribs

Tuscan Marinated Ribs Griglia Recipe

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Meathead

Ribs have never tasted better than with this tested recipe for Tuscan Marinated Ribs. In Italy pork on the grill, carne di maiale alla griglia, is extremely popular as are fresh herbs. This recipe features a flavorful herbed oil and vinegar marinade and roasting without smoke. The results are complex and exotic.
Smoked shredded chuck roast

This Pulled Chuck Roast Recipe Is A Smoky Flavor Explosion

By:

Clint Cantwell

Chuck roast has never tasted better. By using a low and slow barbecue technique, this already flavorful cut of beef picks up the wonderful taste of smoke and is rendered juicy and tender enough to pull into shreds. Using the pulled BBQ chuck roast method results in beef that can be used for tacos and countless other dishes.
rosemary roasted nuts

The Ultimate Guide To Making Roasted Nuts And Snack Mix At Home

By:

Meathead

Spicy, savory, sweet roasted nuts are always a hit as a snack. Serve them straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven, though they will lack the deep smoky flavor of the grill.

Grill Smoked Almonds Beat The Canned Stuff Hands Down

By:

Meathead

Canned smoked almonds taste just okay. Smoking nuts on the grill makes them truly extraordinary. Serve these smoke almonds straight, mixed with dried fruit, or sprinkled as garnish on your favorite dishes. You could even crush them to top chicken. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make this recipe in your indoor oven.

Bring The Heat With Fiery Harissa Hot Pepper Paste

By:

Meathead

If made properly, harissa is a very deep, rich, complex paste, much more interesting than any bottled hot sauce. You can buy it, but it is easy to make with this recipe. Use it on everything from fajitas to stews, soups, couscous, fish, and meats. It's great mixed in to mayonnaise, ketchup, and BBQ sauce.

Italian Giardiniera, A Celebration Of The Season’s Best Vegetables

By:

Meathead

Here's a go-to recipe for Italian Giardiniera, a condiment made from fresh vegetables, chopped into small bits and used to top sandwiches and other foods. Giardiniera can be found in every grocery and in the door of every Italian American fridge in Chicago but you've never truly enjoyed its freshness until this recipe.

Board Sauces Are Incredibly Versatile And Simple

By:

Meathead

A fresh and bright board sauce recipe is a great way to add an additional depth of flavor to grilled steak. A technique that was created by Chef Adam Perry Lang, board dressings feature fresh herbs and olive oil that are painted on the cutting board, allowing the flavors to meld with the meat's juices as it's sliced.

Big Mac Special Sauce Is A Secret No More

By:

Meathead

McDonald's is famous for it's Big Mac but now you can replicate it at home thanks to this recipe for the chain's signature "secret sauce". Created through much trial and error, this relatively simple seven ingredient sauce comes amazingly close to the original McDonald's secret Big Mac sauce.

Save Money By Mixing Up Boursin And Rondelé Cheese Spread At Home

By:

Meathead

If you're a fan of store bought Boursin cheese spread, then you'll love this homemade version for a fraction of the cost! It's great as a spread on a crusty baguette or on crackers or stuffed into jalapeño poppers. It is also wonderful as a sauce dolloped on a hot steak, asparagus, or in mashed potatoes.

Hit A Home Run With This Homemade Ballpark Mustard Recipe

By:

Meathead

Commercial mustard is cheap and plentiful, but it can also lack flavor and depth. Here is the recipe for a winning basic Ballpark mustard that can be customized for your individual tastes by adding other spices, sweeteners, herbs, and flavorings. Serve it at your next cookout and you're sure to receive rave reviews.

Horseradish Cream Sauce Adds Kick To Beef, Fish, and More

By:

Meathead

This creamy mild horsey sauce is great on smoked salmon, baked potatoes, and roast beef sandwiches. We also love it as a dip for chips or carrots.

You Say Smoked Pimento Cheese is Fancy? I Say It’s Fantastic!

By:

Meathead

Pimento cheese is a canvas. A springboard for creativity. Shredded cheddar, mayo, and chopped pimentos are just the start. From there, the sky's the limit. I love this smoky take on the classic, and it's not heresy. Many Southerners "doctor" the original recipe to show their creativity and one up their neighbors.

The Best Beef Prime Rib And How To Cook It Sous Vide Que

By:

Meathead

Beef prime rib is a popular holiday roast. Here's how to prep a whole beef prime rib from the butcher so it cooks properly. I also share a super simple way to sous vide the roast ahead of time, then finish it on the grill so the holiday meal is ready right when you want it to be!

Get A Whiff Of Homemade Smoked Almonds With Simon & Garfunkel Rub

By:

Meathead

Smoked on the grill and seasoned just right with AmazingRibs.com's popular Simon & Garfunkel rub, these almonds are a crowd favorite. Serve them on their own, use them in salads, and so much more. If you don't have a smoker or grill, you can make this recipe just fine in your indoor oven.

Got Beer? Snack On These Beefy Beer Nuts Between Sips

By:

Meathead

This recipe for grill roasted nuts is an instant party pleaser. A splash of Worcestershire, black pepper, garlic, cumin, and hot sauce give these nuts a bold, beefy flavor. Serve them at any tailgating party or backyard BBQ and grilling party. You can also roasted these in the oven if you don't have a grill.

Homemade Smoked Almonds With Simon & Garfunkel Rub

By:

Meathead

Smoked to perfection on the grill and seasoned just right with AmazingRibs.com's popular Simon & Garfunkel rub, these almonds are a crowd favorite. Serve them on their own, use them in salads, or so much more. If you don't have a smoker or grill you can make most of these recipes just fine in your indoor oven.

Sous Vide And Smoke Ensure Texas Beef Brisket Nirvana

By:

Clint Cantwell

Create mouthwateringly tender Texas-style BBQ beef brisket every time with this recipe for sous vide and smoked brisket. By starting with sous vide, otherwise tough brisket is rendered moist and tender before finishing it on the smoker or grill to add the smoky goodness of traditional brisket.

How To Make Traditional Louisiana Andouille Sausage At Home

By:

Meathead

Andouille sausage is the soul of New Orleans Creole cooking. It is spicy, garlicky, and smoky. Here is how to make this classic Louisiana sausage.

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