Carnivore Diet Cookbook: Barbecue Ribs

What Fats Can You Eat on the Carnivore Diet?

The carnivore diet is a type of diet that involves consuming only animal products, including meat, poultry, fish, and other animal-derived foods. This type of diet is typically high in protein and fat, and devoid of carbohydrates, fiber, and other plant-based nutrients. As such, the types of fats that are consumed on the carnivore diet can significantly impact overall health and well-being.

Animal Fats

Animal fats are a key component of the carnivore diet and are a source of essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Animal fats are typically found in animal products, such as fatty cuts of meat, poultry, and fish, as well as in dairy products like butter and cream. Animal fats also contain high levels of saturated fat, which has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and other health problems. However, proponents of the carnivore diet argue that these concerns are unfounded, and that animal fats are essential for optimal health.

Fats you can eat:

  • Lard
  • Butter
  • Ghee
  • Duck Fat
  • Beef Tallow

If you have been doing your research you may have read many people using oils to get their fats. However, keep in mind it is much harder for your body to break down oils than it is to break down any of the fats listed above. If your body is working too hard to break down what you are consuming you are not getting the nutrients you need and end up in the negative.

If that’s a little confusing for you we can discuss it more in depth another time.

But for our topic today I mainly use butter.

I buy Amish rolled butter at my local Meijer and it’s one of the best butters I have found near me other then making it myself.

Another reason I us butter is because it’s easy to cook with and available to everyone. Just keep in mind you want to use real butter. Non of that fake margarine, low fat garbage.

One of the most popular questions I’ve been getting from people is “Are you concerned about increasing your cholesterol? or “What are the risks of high blood pressure on this diet?”

The benefits of fat for heart health are a topic of ongoing research and debate in the nutrition and medical communities. While saturated and trans fats have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, some types of fat have been shown to have potential health benefits. Here are some potential benefits of fat for your heart:

  1. Monounsaturated fats: These fats are found in foods such as olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds. Studies have suggested that consuming monounsaturated fats can help to reduce LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) levels in the blood, which can lower the risk of heart disease.
  2. Polyunsaturated fats: These fats include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish, nuts, and seeds. Research has shown that consuming polyunsaturated fats can help to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve overall heart health.
  3. Fat-soluble vitamins: Certain types of fat, such as those found in dairy products and egg yolks, are sources of fat-soluble vitamins, including vitamin A, D, E, and K. These vitamins have been linked to a range of health benefits, including improved immune function and bone health.
  4. Weight loss: While it may seem counterintuitive, consuming fat can actually be beneficial for weight loss and overall heart health. High-fat diets such as the Mediterranean diet have been shown to be effective for weight loss and reducing the risk of heart disease.

It’s important to note that not all types of fat are created equal, and consuming excessive amounts of saturated and trans fats can have negative effects on heart health. It’s recommended to consume a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense food while limiting intake of saturated and trans fats. Consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized dietary recommendations.


Barbecue Ribs


COOK TIME: 2 hours

Ingredients for BBQ Sauce:

  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Dry Rub Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Paprika Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1. Add BBQ Sauce ingredients to your instant-pot and mix well.

2. Cut your ribs (this is going to make it easier to place in your instant-pot)

3. Sprinkle dry rub ingredients over the ribs and if needed rub in to make sure its even.

4. Add ribs to the instant-pot with the bbq (I place them on their side so that way they all can cook in the bbq sauce)

5. Set to “Sealing”

6. Press “Meat/Stew” and cook for 120 minutes

7. Once done you are ready to serve!

Hope you all enjoy this recipe!

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