Keto Cranberry Kansas City BBQ Sauce
It pretty much says it all about my philosophy on food that I don't make my cranberry sauce with any cranberries at all and that I put cranberries in places most normal people would think they have no business being, like a BBQ sauce. My Keto Cranberry Kansas City BBQ Sauce spells things out loud and clear that absolutely nothing is sacred in my kitchen, but it often is unexpected and delicious.
So, what is a Kansas City BBQ sauce? Well, listen -- blood has been shed over less contentious ...
Keto Heinz-Style Ketchup
Making your own ketchup has always been the third rail of home cooking. It is one of those things that seemed out of reach, made by a big complicated piece of industrial machinery. Even I've found myself guilty of admonishing fellow cooks for even bothering to try.
"Don't bother, it won't turn out right."
"People just expect Heinz and it will be different."
"It's not worth the time, just buy it."
Oh, but we try anyhow. Surely enough, it is a disaster in every way a recipe can be. ...
Espresso BBQ Pork Ribs
Do we all get to the point in our lives where we look ourselves in the mirror and see that we've done all the things we've sworn we wouldn't? I'm pretty sure that I am there.
I'll never buy a truck. (Did it.)
I'll never listen to country music. (Did it and liked some of it.)
I'll never, ever, ever get an electric smoker. I mean, those things are basically cheating. Right?
BBQ is ultimately about heat control. It was one thing to spend time fiddling with a charcoal or gas fired ...
Carolina BBQ Sauce
"Your Keto Carolina BBQ sauce is a great salad dressing!"
That's not really what pitmasters want to hear from their wives when they unveil a new BBQ sauce recipe they have spent countless hours perfecting, is it?
One of the really interesting (and humbling) aspects of any sort of creative work is the realization that once you put something out there for the world to consume and hopefully appreciate, it's not really yours anymore.
Now, I don't mean that it's "not mine" in the sense that ...
Argentine Short Ribs (Tira de Asado)
When it comes to dealing with grocery store meat departments and getting cuts of meat that are comparable (and better?) than what you find in your local steakhouse, there is really one thing I want to make sure I impress upon everyone. That is, "Ask and ye shall receive." So it is with these Argentine Short Ribs, known there as "Tira de Asado".
"My supermarket says they don't carry Argentine Short Ribs," you say? Well, that is technically true, but also sort of misleading. They don't ...
Espresso Keto BBQ Rub
One of the really nice things about Swerve (affiliate) is its heat stability, making it great for things like baking. I'm not really sure what it never struck me to try it in BBQ rub recipes that would ordinarily call for sugar, like this Espresso Keto BBQ Rub.
This is a loose adaptation of a rib rub recipe I have used for about five years now. As you're all going to find out, I am a little bit mad about coffee, so it sort of stands to reason that my coffee mania would bleed through into my ...
Smoke Roasted Ribeye
Some of my most powerful memories are food related. I think that a lot of the recipes that I develop stem from trying to relive past happy memories in the only way that I can possibly replicate with any sort of precision. People and places change. Smell, taste, and sound are always the same. It's like playing an old record. Some things stay the same no matter what, and that's comforting. My Smoke Roasted Ribeye is one of those recipes that arose from the attempted recreation of a memory.
Reverse-Smoked Oven Beef Brisket
There is a saying that you can't really understand the fundamental assumptions of your own culture until you spend a little time outside of it. I don't think I ever really understood that until I spent a week getting blank stares from supermarket clerks in Edmonton, Alberta when I asked if they carried whole beef brisket. Alberta is famous for its beef, but these friendly Canadians don't know what brisket is? What gives, Canucks?
...and that was only the beginning of my problems. It was my ...
Bacon Burnt Ends
My little boy is a pretty lucky kid. He ate at more world-ranked BBQ joints before the age of one than most people do in their whole lives, and at some of those more than once. He spends most of his time while I am on the grill or smoker with his nose pressed up against the patio door glass. He's a kid who loves his 'cue. Unsurprisingly, he also loves bacon (and now my Bacon Burnt Ends) and eats them with glee and an expression on his mug that we've come to jokingly call "bacon face".
Texas Keto BBQ Sauce
I'm a big believer in going for the gold if you are going to do something at all. Since this is a heavily meat and bbq-centric low carb recipe blog, I'm going to combine all of the big hot-button topics that make BBQ fans and low carb dieters lose their minds: keto BBQ sauce, portion-controlled sugar, artificial sweeteners, and Splenda. Some people just want to watch the world burn.
I want to establish something right out of the gate. It's basically impossible to create a sauce that anyone ...