Keto soup creation should never be focusing only on macronutrient ratio! Yes, these soups need to have fewer carbs, none if possible, but they simply have to be more nutritious than ordinary gourmet soups with noodles and tons of vegetables.
Keto soup – or even better – KMD soup needs to nourish your body, spirit and soul. But let’s not forget the inner child. Keto soup should have an effect on you Just like a bowl of soup in your grandma’s home was doing back in the day!
All the benefits of smoked meat in Keto soup
Humans have been consuming smoked meat for centuries. In fact, it could be one of the oldest preservation techniques that are still extremely popular in the Mediterranean zone.
The most famous smoked meat product from the Mediterranean zone is called Pancetta. Chances are you have already tried it in some Italian restaurant or deli. Smoked meat, in some countries, is consumed raw and it’s totally safe to consume it that way.
Greek Goes Keto couple live in such country during the winter and we use smoked meat both for cooking and as cold cuts almost on a daily basis
What is cold smoking?
This is a process in which the meat is exposed to low-temperature smoke above the heat source. The old-fashioned method includes very low open fire that is kept for days. Cold-smoking does not cook meat or fish but it preserves it nicely.
As you know, it’s totally safe to consume smoked salmon or meat without cooking them. This preparation method also gives a specific smokey aroma which then is ideal for cooking and aromatising.
Smoking meat works both through drying and the utilisation of chemicals present in the smoke. Formaldehyde and also some alcohols from burned wood smoke work as natural preservatives. All these chemicals from smoke can kill microbes and slow fat
What about the flavour of smoked meat in Keto soup?
When we burn wood, it often breaks down into elements that give the aroma and taste similar to caramel, cinnamon, vanilla… Smoking also helps some people the digestion of meat. Especially if the smoked meat has been boiled in the Keto soup as we will be doing in this recipe.
The traditional smoked beef that we used here, is treated with garlic, salt and pepper. Nothing more!
Keto soup with smokey aroma recipe, please?
Well, if you already scrolled down, this means you are eager to learn how to make this natural supplement of minerals, collagen, vitamins, fats and protein. Yeah, there’s almost no carbs in this soup and if you happen to be a strict carnivore, you can exclude the garlic and spices. However, I don’t think there’s any carnivore that will say no to the traditional smoked beef!
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Keto soup with smokey flavour and winter aromasCourse: Keto starter, Keto soupCuisine: Keto MediterraneanDifficulty: Medium
1 tbsp tallow
700g (24 oz) minced veal (or lamb, beef)
4 cloves garlic
1 tsp dried peppermint
1 tsp black, red, white pepper mixture
2 tbsp smoked paprika powder
1 tbsp sea salt
100g (3,5 oz) smoked beef
1 liter (33 fl oz) bone broth
1 branch rosemary
2 tbsp dried parsley leaves
- Finely chop the garlic and mix it with minced meat. Add pepper mixture, dried peppermint and smoked red paprika powder. Add some salt too. Create medium sized meatballs.
- In a deep pot, melt tallow and add the meatballs. Fry them from all sides to create a crust. Add smoked beef cut into small pieces.
- When the meatballs browned from all sides, start adding bone broth bit by bit. Add the rosemary branch.
- When you’ve added all of the bone broth, cover the pot with a lid and reduce temperature. Cook for another 20-30 minutes.
- Before serving, sprinkle the soup with dried parsley leaves and add the rest of the salt to taste.