Carnivore Chuck Roast Recipe – Keto Meal Prep (Slow Cooker)

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Chuck roast or chuck steak is one of the most affordable cuts of meat that turns juicy and tender when cooked low and slow. It’s high in fat and super low-carb (almost zero carbs), making it suitable for not just a carnivore diet but also a keto diet. This shredded keto carnivore chuck roast recipe is easy to make with few ingredients and a slow cooker. It will feed you for weeks for around $2 per serve.

Carnivore chuck roast cooked low and slow for keto meal prep.
Carnivore chuck roast cooked low and slow for keto meal prep.

This recipe is part of our keto beef recipes collection where you’ll find other delicious meals using cheap cuts of meat like my keto beef short ribs or easy keto ground beef recipes.

What’s So Great About This Recipe?

  • Versatile. This chuck beef recipe can be used as a base for a variety of recipes, such as taco meat, poke bowls, salads, sandwiches, and whatever your mind can come up with.
  • This recipe is budget-friendly. It made 15 200-gram servings, which will cost you $2 to $4 per serving, depending on where you live. Budget cuts of meat actually turn out way better than expensive cuts in low and slow cooking.
  • Meal-prep. This recipe is perfect for making in bulk and meal prep for keto, carnivore, and paleo diets. It can be frozen for months so that you can space it out between meals. You are literally cooking over a dozen meals in one go.
  • It’s easy to make. It uses one pan and a slow cooker; once it’s in the slow cooker, you can walk away and enjoy the delicious aroma.

Ingredients & Substitutes

Keto carnivore chuck roast ingredients on brown paper. Chuck steak, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, smoked paprika, chili flakes, garlic powder, bone broth and salted butter.
Keto carnivore chuck roast recipe ingredients.

Note: Only five ingredients are required for this chuck roast. I added the rest for flavor to suit my personal taste. If making this chuck roast as a base for various meals, you may want to leave the optional ingredients out and flavor to suit your dish later when using it. Many people on carnivore diets do not use herbs and spices other than salt and occasionally pepper; some do, but it depends on how strict you are with it.

  • 6.5 pounds of beef chuck roast (I buy grass-fed)
  • 500g of beef bone broth (beef stock will also work)
  • 250g grass-fed salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of thyme (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of rosemary (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of smoked paprika (optional)
  • For those who like a bit of heat add 2 tablespoons (or more) of chili flakes (optional)

How To Make Keto Carnivore Chuck Roast For Meal Prep

Six step of making keto carnivore beef chuck roast.
How to make keto carnivore beef chuck roast step by step.
  • Mix. Soften (half melt) the butter and combine all of the dry ingredients apart from the chuck and bone broth and mix into a paste
  • Coat. Thoroughly coat your chuck beef with the butter paste
  • Seal and caramelize. Brown the chuck in a frying pan over high heat. We’re not cooking the chuck through just searing the outside. I like to sear it until the beef is dark brown. A very hot pan should do this quickly.
  • Transfer. Once seared, transfer the chuck to the slow cooker along with all the burnt bits and melted butter in the pan (I like the flavor it gives), and cover with the bone broth.
  • Cook. You can cook it on high for 8 hours or until it just falls apart; the sinew should be like jelly. However, I like to cook mine on low heat for at least 12 hours up to 18 hours.
  • Serve and portion. Once cooked, remove the meat from the slow cooker and pull it apart, serve or portion it out in containers, spoon the liquid over each portion evenly, and freeze.

Frequently Asked Questions

What cuts of beef are best for slow cooking?

Chuck steak, beef cheeks, brisket, silverside, and osso buco (beef shank) are all excellent cuts of beef for slow cooking. Chuck is usually the most affordable.

What can I add in place of butter to my chuck roast?

You can use ghee (clarified butter), lard, tallow, and dripping, which are all carnivore-friendly. If you’re not purely carnivore, you can use olive oil and coconut oil.

Can I add vegetables to my chuck roast in the slow cooker?

You can if you are not purely on a carnivore diet but are doing keto instead. Add onion, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, squash, zucchini, and almost any other keto-friendly vegetable you desire.

Is the carnivore diet keto-friendly?

The carnivore diet is not always keto-friendly. If you use lean cuts of meat with no added fats, the carnivore diet will have too much protein and not enough fat. But when cooked with high-fat cuts of meat with adequate fat or fat added, the carnivore diet is keto-friendly. The key is to count your macronutrients.

Carnivore slow cooked chuck roast on a wooden serving board.

Carnivore Chuck Roast for Keto Meal Prep (Slow Cooker)

Chuck roast or chuck steak is one of the most affordable cuts of meat that turns juicy and tender when cooked low and slow. It’s high in fat and super low-carb (almost zero carbs), making it suitable for not just a carnivore diet but also a keto diet. This shredded keto carnivore chuck roast recipe is easy to make with few ingredients and a slow cooker. It will feed you for weeks for around $2 per serve.

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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

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Equipment

  • 1 slow cooker
  • 1 frying pan

Ingredients

  • 6.5 pounds beef chuck roast grass-fed
  • 2 cups beef bone broth
  • 9 oz salted butter grass-fed
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp thyme optional
  • 2 tbsp rosemary optional
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder optional
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika optional
  • 2 tbsp chili flakes optional

Instructions

  • Soften (half melt) the butter and combine all of the dry ingredients apart from the chuck and bone broth and mix into a paste
    9 oz salted butter, 2 tbsp table salt, 2 tbsp black pepper, 2 tbsp thyme, 2 tbsp rosemary, 2 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tbsp chili flakes
  • Thoroughly coat your chuck beef with the butter, herb and spice paste
    6.5 pounds beef chuck roast
  • Brown the chuck in a frying pan over high heat. We’re not cooking the chuck through just searing the outside. I like to sear it until the beef is dark brown. A very hot pan should do this quickly.
  • Once seared, transfer the chuck to the slow cooker along with all the burnt bits and melted butter in the pan (I like the flavor it gives), and cover with the bone broth.
    2 cups beef bone broth
  • You can cook it on high for 8 hours or until it just falls apart; the sinue should be like jelly. However, I like to cook mine on low heat for at least 12 hours up to 18 hours.
  • Once cooked, remove the meat from the slow cooker and pull it apart, serve or portion it out in containers, spoon the liquid over each portion evenly, and freeze.

Notes

 
STORING
Fridge: Portion into 200g or your preferred serving sizes in air-tight containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Freezer: Freeze portions in the freezer for up to 3 months, and thaw out overnight.

Nutrition

Serving: 200g | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1230mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 1283IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg
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