4 Budget Carniflex Recipes: Inexpensive Ground Beef Trays For The Carnivore Diet

Soon after starting a carnivore diet, you may be wondering what to eat to keep things interesting. With a eating style that is so restrictive, it’s easy to get bored easily.

This is where sauces, dressings and marinades come into play. If you’re a pure carnivore these are out there, but many people adopt a Carniflex type of food so that they can add flavor and variety to their meals. It has always been the basic philosophy that you stick to a healthy habit when 1. it doesn’t feel too restrictive and 2. you can keep things exciting!

Primal Health Coach Brian has been on the Carniflex diet for a while and is here to share his tips and tricks to keep him out of trouble.

One of his favorite hacks is using ground beef for the convenience and versatility it offers. He developed four different Carniflex minced meat bowls, which he makes in just a few minutes for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Why use ground beef on a Carniflex or Carniflex Diet?

Ground beef has great appeal to carnivore dieters because of its:

  • Easy preparation. Ground beef cooks in minutes and is as easy as browning in a pan. No fancy techniques required.
  • Versatility. You can experiment with mixing many things like organ meat, sauces, marinades, collagen, herbs. The possibilities are endless.
  • Cost effectiveness. Carnivores can be expensive if you reach for a piece of rib or three every day. But ground beef is cheaper and just as satisfying.

Carnivore Diet Costs: Steak vs. Ground Beef

Ground beef is much cheaper than steak. If you watch out for sales, you can easily find grass-fed ground beef, fresh or frozen, for around $ 5 a pound. You may find bulk or conventional ground beef cheaper and it may also be more expensive. At the time of this writing, you can expect the price to be around $ 5 per pound.

Many novice carnivore dieters opt for the “Costco Ribeye” approach, where traditional (non-organic or grass-fed) ribeyes cost around $ 15 / pound.

To give you an idea of ​​the cost of improvements:

So you’re looking for $ 7 to $ 8 for a pound meal.

You don’t only eat muscle meat on the carnivore diet

Lean meat is nutritious but has a very limited nutritional profile. You can get a wider range of nutrients by using organ meats like heart, liver, tripe, etc. Many people consider collagen to be organ meat and ingest collagen protein to round out amino acids in their meal.

If the organs make you squeamish, you can sneak them into ground beef trays like these, or finely chop them and add them to burgers and meatballs. Primal Health Coach Brian aims for 4-6 ounces of liver per week, which isn’t a lot. If you don’t like the taste or texture, you can hide them in your food so you don’t have to try them.

How to Make Ground Beef Carniflex Trays, 4 Ways

Basic Carniflex ground beef bowl

ingredients

  • 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef (Brian used 85%. If you’re using lean ground beef, you may need a little avocado oil in the pan to get it going.)
  • 1 to 2 ounces frozen grass-fed beef liver, cut into small pieces (easiest while it’s still frozen)
  • salt
  • Eggs
  • 1 scoop of unflavored collagen protein
  • All bagel spice
  • Unsweetened ketchup

Directions

Chop an ounce or two of frozen liver while it’s still frozen so it is easy to work with. Set aside to defrost.

Fry the ground beef in the pan. Use a tablespoon of avocado oil at the bottom of the pan if your beef is lean.

Once your beef is 80-90% cooked, add frozen and partially thawed chopped liver.

Season the mixture with salt.

Once the beef is cooked through, add eggs for nutrient density and to thicken the mixture

together. Put the eggs on top of the beef to cook most of the way, then break up the yolks and mix them into the beef mixture when it’s almost done. The eggs will continue to cook even if they are not in the heat, so this method will prevent overcooking.

Add a scoop of unflavored collagen protein and toss to mix. Sprinkle everything in your favorite bagel seasoning and add unsweetened ketchup.

Teriyaki Carniflex ground beef bowl

ingredients

  • 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef (Brian used 85%. If you’re using lean ground beef, you may need a little avocado oil in the pan to get it going.)
  • 1-2 oz frozen grass-fed beef liver, cut into small pieces (easiest while it’s still frozen)
  • salt
  • 1/2 c no soy teriyaki sauce
  • 1 scoop of unflavored collagen protein
  • Anything bagel spice or roasted sesame seeds
  • Cooked white rice or steamed vegetables (optional)

Directions

Fry your beef and add the liver, like in the basic bowl recipe. Season with salt and seaweed flakes to enhance the umami taste and natural iodine.

Add the teriyaki sauce and cook until some of the liquid evaporates and diminishes slightly.

Transfer to a bowl and mix in unflavored collagen protein.

Top with any bagel seasoning or toasted sesame seeds. Serve as is for a Carniflex dish or serve with white rice and steamed vegetables for the omnivores in your life.

Buffalo Carniflex ground beef bowl

ingredients

  • 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef (Brian used 85%. If you’re using lean ground beef, you may need a little avocado oil in the pan to get it going.)
  • 1-2 oz frozen grass-fed beef liver, cut into small pieces (optional)
  • salt
  • 1 scoop of unflavored collagen protein
  • Buffalo sauce

Directions

This is the easiest Carniflex bowl you will ever make. First, you brown your beef and season it with salt. Put in a bowl, mix in the collagen protein and top with buffalo sauce. Easy!

BBQ bacon mince bowl

ingredients

  • 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef (Brian used 85%. If you’re using lean ground beef, you may need a little avocado oil in the pan to get it going.)
  • 1-2 oz frozen grass-fed beef liver, cut into small pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 c cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c cooked bacon cubes
  • 1/2 c BBQ sauce
  • salt
  • 1 scoop of unflavored collagen protein

Directions

Fry your beef and add liver. Add your collagen a little earlier this time, once your beef and liver mixture is cooked through. Season with salt and add cheddar cheese and bacon. Go to a bowl quickly so your cheese doesn’t burn. Top with BBQ sauce.

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