Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bacon wrapped cheese banana peppers

Bacon-wrapped, cheese-filled banana peppers
by John Fisher

I had 9 banana peppers from the garden, cream cheese, basil, and bacon.  Combined and grilled in the BBQ, they made a delicious appetizer.


9-banana peppers, various, sizes, yellow and red
1 package of cream cheese
fresh basil, chopped
9 pieces of bacon
18 tooth picks


Soak the tooth picks in water for 15 minutes. Cut the banana peppers along one edge and discard the seeds. Mix cut fresh basil with the cream cheese. Fill the peppers with cream cheese. Wrap the peppers with bacon. Use tooth picks to attach the bacon.

Grill at medium heat on the BBQ for 15 minutes on one side. Then turn over for another ten minutes.  Watch carefully to keep from burning.

Nutrition facts (per pepper)

Carbs 4g 5%
Fat 30g 79%
Protein 14 g 16%

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

Keto meatloaf

Keto Meatloaf

1hr 27mins · 595 calories per serving · 4 servings

Calories 2381
Carbs 37g 6%
Fat 122g 47%
Protein 272g 47%
Fiber 10g
Net carbs 27g
Sodium 1529mg
Cholesterol 840mg

12 minutes to prepare, 75 minutes to cook

Ground beef
90% lean meat / 10% fat, patty, cooked, pan-broiled 1 ½ lbs
Raw, fresh eggs 3 large
Pepper, Spices, black, 1 dash
Garlic, 3 cloves
Mushrooms, 1 cup
Onions, Raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia)
Parsley, Spices, dried, 1 tbsp
Olive oil, Salad or cooking, 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce, Canned, 8 tbsp

Step 1 - Chop garlic, onions, and mushrooms
Step 2 - Add garlic, onion, and mushrooms with 1 tsp of salt to a pan and saute on medium heat until onions are soft
Step 3 - Mix together all the ingredients except for the tomato sauce
Step 4 - Spray down a loaf pan with cooking spray and firmly press in the ground beef mix
Step 5 - Pour tomato sauce on top ensuring you spread evenly
Step 6 - Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees

Serve hot with string green beans cooked in bacon grease, and sprinkled with bacon bits

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Cheese Filled Mushrooms

Cheese filled mushrooms: Low carb Keto diet

Low Carb Keto Diet stuffed Mushrooms

Hands-on 5 minutes Overall 25-30 minutes
Nutritional values per serving (4 mushrooms + fresh greens):
Total carbs: 7.9 g, Fiber: 2.3 g,  Net carbs: 5.5 g
Protein: 14.3 g, Fat: 28.5 g, Calories: 334 kcal,

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
8 large mushrooms (300g / 10.6 oz)
1 cup shredded white Italian cheese (100g / 3.5 oz)
fresh thyme
salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F. Clean the mushrooms and
remove the stem. Season with salt to taste.
1. Chop the stems into small pieces and add fresh thyme leaves.
2. Fill each mushroom with shredded cheese, chopped stems
and thyme. Place in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and place on a serving plate with fresh
greens tossed with olive oil.
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