SERVES 4

    PREP TIME: 10 minutes

    COOK TIME: 45 minutes or 4 to 6 hours, depending on method

    A classic meal everyone should know how to make keto! You can make the BBQ beef in a slow cooker or a pressure cooker. For the slaw, any creamy dressing will do, though my favorite is poppy seed dressing—especially my homemade version. If you don’t have poppy seed dressing on hand or don’t care for it, use whatever you have (or check out the Sauces & Spreads chapter on pages 68 to 105 for other creamy dressing recipes).


    1 pound (455 g) boneless beef chuck roast

    1 cup (240 ml) beef bone broth

    ½ teaspoon finely ground sea salt

    ½ cup (80 g) sugar-free barbecue sauce


    9 ounces (255 g) coleslaw mix

    ½ cup (120 ml) sugar-free poppy seed dressing

    1. Place the chuck roast, broth, and salt in a pressure cooker or slow cooker. If using a pressure cooker, seal the lid and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. When complete, allow the pressure to release naturally before removing the lid. If using a slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
    2. When the meat is done, drain it almost completely, leaving ¼ cup (60 ml) of the cooking liquid in the cooker. Shred the meat with two forks, then add the barbecue sauce and toss to coat.
    3. Place the coleslaw mix and dressing in a salad bowl and toss to coat.
    4. Divide the BBQ beef and coleslaw among 4 dinner plates, placing the beef first and then the slaw on top, and enjoy.

    STORE IT: Keep the BBQ beef and slaw in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. The beef can be frozen for up to 1 month.

    REHEAT IT: Place a single serving of the BBQ beef in a microwave-safe dish, cover, and microwave for 2 minutes, or place in a frying pan with a drop of oil, cover, and reheat over medium heat for 5 minutes.

    THAW IT: Place the beef in the fridge and allow to defrost completely, then follow the reheating instructions above.

    PREP AHEAD: Always have a jar of store-bought barbecue sauce in your pantry or homemade barbecue sauce in the freezer, ready for action!

    Per serving, made with Quick ’n’ Easy Barbecue Sauce and homemade poppy seed dressing:

    calories: 354 | calories from fat: 240 | total fat: 26.7 g | saturated fat: 4.7 g | cholesterol: 70 mg

    sodium: 566 mg | carbs: 4.6 g | dietary fiber: 1.7 g | net carbs: 2.9 g | sugars: 2.5 g | protein: 23.9 g

    FAT : 68%
    CARBS : 5%
    PROTEIN : 27%