Paleo Smoked Meat Recipes
If you’re on a Paleo diet, you know that meat is key. It’s a good source of protein and helps maintain your lean body mass.
There’s a wide range of meats that are Paleo, including steak, pork, lamb and venison. These meats are delicious and also provide a lot of nutrients that you need.
Chimichurri Flank Steak
The perfect complement to grilled flank steak is chimichurri, a condiment that’s made with fresh herbs and garlic. This easy recipe uses parsley, cilantro and oregano and is a summery take on the classic sauce, which can also be used as a marinade for meat or vegetable.
It’s quick and simple to make, which makes it the ideal dinner for a busy weeknight. Plus, this tangy sauce will have everyone coming back for more!
To start, preheat the grill or pan to high heat and add a little olive oil. Sear the steak on both sides for a couple minutes.
Once it’s browned, use a meat thermometer to determine the desired level of doneness (medium rare is recommended). Remove from the heat and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin slices and serving with chimichurri.
This delicious recipe is great to enjoy with a side of roasted sweet potatoes or some seasonal corn. It’s also a great meal to bring to parties or picnics!
Ribeye is a hearty cut of meat that’s delicious and easy to cook. It’s also a good source of protein and iron, so it’s important to include it in your diet.
The secret to this recipe is a sizzling pan and oil that helps get a great crust on the outside of the steak. It also helps lock in the flavor and texture of the beef, so you don’t have to worry about the meat becoming dry or boring.
Make sure your pan and oil are hot before adding the steak. If it’s not hot enough, the steak will stick to the pan and you won’t get that crispy crust you want.
Remove the ribeye from the heat when it’s cooked to 145 degrees F (medium rare) and let it rest for 3 minutes. That’ll allow the juices to redistribute and make the steak even more tender and juicy.
This is an easy way to serve a steak that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, a date night, or just because it’s Thursday, this meal is sure to impress!
Grilled Skirt Steak with Avocado Salsa
This grilled skirt steak with avocado salsa is the perfect combination of bold flavors and fresh ingredients. It’s easy to make and will satisfy your appetite for a delicious meal.
Skirt steak is a thin, lean cut from the diaphragm area (just under the rib section) of the steer. It’s ideal for fajitas or steak tacos because of its beefy flavor and texture.
PRO TIP: Skirt steak is best eaten medium-rare and carved properly against the grain. This is not always done by chefs or food professionals, but it makes for a more tender and tasty piece of meat.
This savory steak is topped with an avocado salsa that is sweet, spicy and creamy from the avocado. It will satisfy your hunger and help you stay on track with your diet!
Smoked Pork Belly
Pork belly is a great addition to your Paleo diet because it’s low in carbs and high in protein. It’s also a good source of vitamin B, potassium, and magnesium.
This smoked pork belly recipe is perfect for your next cheat meal! It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious and easy to prepare.
To prepare your smoked pork belly, dry-brine the meat in a mixture of salt and spices for at least one hour. This will help the meat absorb more of the seasonings and make it easier to cook.
Pro Tip: You can also dry-brine by placing the pork belly on a rimmed baking sheet in your refrigerator for 2 hours, up to overnight. This will also help prevent the meat from drying out too much, which can make it harder to smoke and clean up.
To finish the meat, place it on a smoker with an inch of water in the pan below it to catch any drippings during the cooking process. The smoke will permeate the meat, combining the flavors of the dry spices and hot smoking to create the best tasting pork belly you’ve ever had!
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