This is not so much a recipe as it is just a combination of ingredients. I wanted to post this meal because it demonstrates how the majority of Charlottes dinners are made, as well as how simple meals can be. This meal also represents a classic keto meal: it includes fat from oil, cream & butter, a simple protein and a small amount of carbohydrate all made from whole foods (the food, not the store). I have said it over and over, but I ALWAYS recommend teaching your keto kid how to take oil like a medicine from a syringe (or drink straight from a shot glass). It makes meals much less greasy, eliminates the need to create all-in-one meals that hide large quantities of fat, and it maximizes the amount of actual food per meal if the majority of the fat comes from oil rather than cream, nuts, cream cheese, olives, and other fat sources which all contain small amounts of protein and carbohydrate. They may not like it at first, but start slow with just a few grams and work up to where your child is comfortable. For us, I can count on up to 2 10g syringes per meal. One before she eats, one after. Sometimes, this is the only fat needed for the meal and her food contains little to no fat incorporated into it. Do you use this method? Let me know if it works for you or not!
17g 85% ground beef, cooked
14g raw onion, diced small
5g blue cheese, crumbled
17g 40% heavy cream
Form a small beef patty by estimating how much the beef will weigh after cooking (You get better at this the longer you do it!) For 17g of cooked beef, I make a patty out of a golf ball size chunk of raw meat. This usually turns out to be a little more than needed, so I shave off the meat from the bottom of the patty to get the correct measurement (and still keep the patty shape). Season the raw patty with salt and pepper. Grill or pan fry the patty with no additional fat, you can use spray oil if needed.
Place the cooked, weighed patty on a small serving dish. Sauté the onions in the butter in a small non-stick pan. Scrape all the onions and butter onto the top of the hamburger patty. Sprinkle with the blue cheese crumbles.
Mix the cream with water and stevia flavor to make “milk” and serve the 10g of coconut oil on the side in a syringe.