Keto Cubed Steak: Instapot or Crock Pot Express
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- I am a nurse, so any time saving tool is a must for me in the kitchen.
- Living a Keto Lifestyle, it is imperative that you prep meals for the week, or a few days. This prevents you from sabotaging all the work you have done when hunger strikes and you want that burger from McDonalds. Instead, you will have a side of bacon that you prepped or a homemade delicious and nutritious meal you have already prepared. Or, possibly a piece of celery with unsweetened almond butter, or a fat bomb ready to fight that urge.
- Keto is about nutrition, you will find that you are consuming a lot of good nutritious hearth healthy oils/fats, and eating heart healthy fat can greatly decrease your risk of heart disease/stroke. They are a super fruit to your health. I hope that you enjoy this meal as much as I did. Now, let’s get on with it shall we! 🙂 No more cooking for 8 hrs!! What a TIME SAVER!! 🙂
So get into that KITCHEN and get to cooking!!
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Prep time: 10mins
Cooking Time: 35mins (15mins in crockpot express)
Servings: 4-8 pending on how many pieces served. My nutrition information is based on 4 servings.
2 tbsp. EVOO or Avocado Oil (best for high eat up to 500)
2 cups of almond flour
1 onion diced
salt and pepper
1-2 lbs. of cubed steak (I used 2 lbs. to yield 8 pieces 4 servings)
Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix:
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter- I love Kerry Gold
salt and pepper
1/2 -1 cup of pureed mushrooms – to your liking. Not a big fan of mushrooms, but I like the flavor. Sautee mushroom briefly in butter, and puree them with your food processor.
1-2 tbsp. garlic powder
1-2 tbsp. onion powder
*I say 1-2 because it depends on your taste, that’s what cooking is all about, right? I did make it with only 1 tbsp. each and it still tasted like cream cheese.
- Melt together in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes and mix in your seasonings. Once melted, and creamed together it will look like and taste like that precious soup mix 🙂
- You will be breading the cubed steak. This will add flavor and thickening to your sauce. Use 2 eggs, in one pan and your flour mix in another. Make sure to heavily season flour.
- Set your Pot to “Sauté” setting, set to “HIGH” and hit start. Add in oil. While that is heating, you can start on prepping your meat. Dip meat into egg wash, and then cover in flour. Add to pot.
- Cook in pot for about 5 mins. or until brown on both sides. Does not have to be fully cooked. It will finish in pot.
- Once finished and all meat is browned, hit “START” Button again to turn off. Then, set your pot to “Pressure”. If you have any questions, please consult your cooker settings! Make sure to look at your pressure valve and be sure it’s on the right setting and closed! Remember, safety first! Hit “START” button. When it’s done you will do a natural release.
- Place all of the meat in the pressure cooker, add in your cream mixture. 1 cup of water (you need water in order for pressure cooker to work).
- Manually set your time to 15 mins. This yielded a tender piece of meat. But, by all means if you want to cook longer, go ahead! No problem! Hit, ‘START”.
- It will cook for 15 mins. Once completed it will manually release it’s pressure and cool down. Let sit for 10mins. Once finished. Push your valve over to release setting, (use a kitchen utensil and NOT your hands). When you don’t see anymore steam escaping, it is ready.
- Due to it’s safety settings, it will then allow you to open pot. If it doesn’t, it’s not ready yet. Thankfully these new pots have built in mechanisms so it gives you comfort knowing they ARE NOT SCARY! 🙂
- Serve over a bread of cauliflower rice or broccoli!
Calories: 943 for 2 pieces of steak
Fat: 72.5 g (67%)
Carbohydrates: 12 (12-6 for fiber) so really only 6 carbs
Sugars: 2 – from veggies, naturally occurring
Vitamin A: 25%
Carbs- 5% Fat- 67% Protein 28%