Sous Vide BBQ Pulled Pork – Keto – LCHF

sous bide bbq pulled pork
sous bide bbq pulled pork

Sous Vide BBQ Pulled Pork - Keto - LCHF

This recipe incorporates sous vide cooking with BBQ smoking. The rub is very easy to do and simplifies the preparation process. I promise you this will be the most tender and moist pulled pork you can ever make.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineSous Vide
Keywordsous vide, sous vide bbq, sous vide pulled pork
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time22 hours 59 minutes
Total Time23 hours 59 minutes
Servings8
Calories690kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

  • Pulled pork comes from the pork shoulder or Boston butt. This part of the pig has both fat and a lot of connective tissue.
    pig diagram

The Rub

  • First step, we will start with the rub. This is simple but very affective rub when doing a sous vide cook. One cup of Montreal Steak Seasoning. One quarter cup of Garlic Salt. Two tablespoons of Cumin. And two tablespoons of dry mustard.
    rub ingredients
  • Mix well in a mixing bowl and try to remember that we need the salt well distributed through the rub. The salt will act like a dry brine helping to not only season the pork but also tenderize it as the pork cooks.
    mix rub

Prepare for the Cook

  • Now go find the ugliest broiler pan you can find. Empty roast into pan keeping the juices from the bag. I roll the roast in the juices so the when I apply the rub the rub will stick to the roast Apply the rub to every inch of the roast. Make sure you use every bit of the rub for you need all the salt so the roast can tenderize.
  • Now here comes the real challenge. How do you get an 8-pound roast into an 11-inch wide bag? Put roast into vacuum bag without rubbing off the rub. This part is important for the bag end has to be clean so you can use the vacuum seal. Also if you have any rub left just put it into the bag.
    put in bag
  • Make sure the sealer is set in liquid or moist mode depending on your unit. Now vacuum seal the roast in the bag.
    seal roast in sous vide bag
  • I always double seal the bag at both ends when using larger pieces of meat. I have never had a bag failure when doing a double seal.
    double seal

Sous Vide Cook

  • Now it is into the bath at 165F for 24 hours.
    pulled port in sous vide bath
  • 24 hours later remove from bath and make sure you have a half size foil pan ready. Now carefully drain juices into the pan and then remove roast from the bag. You will need some of these juices when it comes to shredding the pork Now go get another foil tray and transfer the roast over. Remember to save the juices.
    remove from bag
  • Now it is time to pat down and dry the surface of the roast. I then sprinkle some more Montreal steak Seasoning. This will allow the roast to develop a crust or bark as we say in BBQ.
    pat down pork

The Smoke and Bark

  • Goes into the smoker or grill setup up for indirect cooking at 225F for 2 hours.
    in smoker

The Shred

  • As you can see it has a great bark. Also, it is extremely tender. I could have just used my hand to pull it apart. If you have ever done pulled pork you will know that it does not get any better than this. Not only is it tender but all the excess fat has rendered into the meat or meat juices that we saved.
  • First pass I use the big claws to break the roast into large pieces.
  • Now It is time to add some of the juice back. This is personal preference but I did add some apple cider vinegar and mustard to the juices.
  • Now the final pass and this time you use two forks and shredded it to your liking. Pulled pork is great in sandwiches, with eggs, in enchiladas, burritos and if you add onions and green salsa one of my favorites and that is carnitas.

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Nutrition

Calories: 690kcal

Barbecue Chicken Thighs – Super Easy – Keto – LCHF

Simple Chicken Thighs
Simple Chicken Thighs

Barbecue Chicken Thighs - Super Easy - Keto - LCHF

This recipe is easy and uses a championship rub that has actually won championships. If you want to impress your family and friends then this is the recipe for you. Also if you just got your new BBQ grill or smoker then this recipe will make you look good.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbarbecue chicken, chicken thighs
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Servings4
Calories260kcal
AuthorWiley

Instructions

Preparation

  • This recipe is very easy. First, you buy the rub so you do not have to make anything. The Rub is Plowboys Yardbird Rub and if you are trying to find it click on the name in the list of ingredients above. This is the rub from the team that won the 2009 American Royal Invitational. From the team of Todd Johns and his brother-in-law Randy Hinck (who compete as the Pork Pullin Plowboys) who bested 123 past grand champions to capture the overall crown. So it has actually won championships so it makes your job easy. I highly recommend you use frog mats and use installed food handling gloves. If you watch the video below you can get a good idea of how they all work together. The frog mats will allow you to handle eight chicken thighs at the same time and the gloves will totally eliminate having to use tongs or a spatula. Also, makes cleanup a breeze. I put eight chicken thighs on to one frog mat. I then apply the rub to the chicken thighs. This rub has a lot of salt so beware if you are salt intolerant. Also, you really want to make sure you cover all the skin. After applying the rub I spray the chicken with spray-on cooking oil. The oil does two things. First, it keeps the rub in place and second it will allow the chicken skin to crisp up.
    Chicken Thighs on Frog Mat

The Cook

  • While I am doing all the prep I preheat my smoker or grill (using indirect cooking method) to 350F. Do NOT cook at a lower temperature for the chicken skin will become rubbery. You also need to bring the internal chicken temperature up quickly and it has to cook above 165F to be safe. I do not pull the chicken until I read at least 165F in the thickest part of the thigh but not touching bone. This is usually at least an hour and on my smoker, it is one hour and fifteen minutes. Now with your insulated gloves you can now take the chicken off the grill or grate and let it sit for about five minutes and then serve.
    Chicken Thighs with Thermometer

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Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal

How to Smoke a Turkey on a Pellet Smoker – Keto – LCHF

How to Smoke a Turkey on a Pellet Smoker - Keto - LCHF

To brine or not to brine. Then if you decide to brine is it a wet brine or a dry brine. Having cooked Turkey all three ways I now do a dry brine. Here is a great article "The Quick and Dirty Guide to Brining Chicken or Turkey" that will explain the whole subject. https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/quick-and-dirty-guide-to-brining-turkey-chicken-thanksgiving.html I have done Turkey on my pellet smoker for the last four years. It always turns out perfect. Only a couple of things to remember when buying a Turkey. Buy fresh if you can but more importantly try to buy one that has not had salt added to it. When looking at the label at the bottom you might see " Contains up to 4% of a solution of Water, Salt, and Spices to enhance tenderness and juiciness". If you see this on the label move on. Just know it is not easy to find a Turkey that has not been enhanced. I had to order mine from Whole Foods for they were the only one that had a fresh, unsalted bird.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Keywordbarbecue turkey, turkey, whole turkey
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time4 hours
Servings18
Calories680kcal

Instructions

Dry Brine Turkey

  • Combine 6 tablespoons Morton's kosher salt with two tablespoons of baking powder in a bowl. Carefully pat your turkey dry with paper towels.
  • Generously sprinkle it on all surfaces with the salt mixture by picking up the mixture between your thumb and fingers, holding it six to ten inches above the bird and letting the mixture shower down over the surface of the turkey for even coverage. The turkey should be well-coated with salt, though not completely encrusted. Leave in refrigerator for 24 hours.

The Cook

  • Prepare the smoker loading it up with either Apple or Cherry wood pellets but use whatever you think will work for you.
  • Make sure you have a water pan full of water the whole time you are smoking the Turkey. Prepare an 8 to 18 lb. thawed or fresh turkey by removing the giblets and neck, draining the juices, and drying with paper towels. The turkey should be completely thawed for even, safe cooking. Do not stuff your turkey. Brush the skin with olive oil and insert an oven-safe meat thermometer deep into the lower thigh.
  • Preheat the smoker to 275F degrees. Place the turkey breast side up on the grill. Place an oven thermometer alongside the turkey to monitor its temperature. I use a remote thermometer so you can monitor the temperature and also set an alarm when it hits 165 degrees (done). Try to plan for about 15-18 minutes per pound when you smoke at around 275F-300F degrees. If you like the skin to be crispy raise temperature to 300F.
  • Check the temperature of your turkey after 3½ hours. Your turkey must pass through a critical range of 40F to 140F in 4 hours or less. If the internal temperature is low after 3½ hours, take your turkey off the smoker and finish it in the oven. When done, remove the turkey from the smoker, protecting your hands with BBQ Gloves, and let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 680kcal | Protein: 84g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 260mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 1072mg | Iron: 7.2mg