How To Make Carnivore Meat Chips

This DIY take on Carnivore Meat Chips is sure to satisfy your cravings for that crunch without breaking the bank! For this recipe, I am using a Food Dehydrator (Excalibur) but you can also make in the oven.

Carnivore Meat Chips

 

Carnivore Meat Chips on dehydrator sheet

Things Needed To Make Your Own DIY Carnivore Crisps

Thinly sliced meats is the first and most important ingredient. And while deli meat is chosen by many to make ‘meat chips’, they are not the best choice due to the many ingredients.  Here are some alternatives:

  • If you own a meat slicer, set it to the smallest setting and try that. I have the Cuisinart Pro meat slicer (which is very basic) and the smallest setting is actually too thin. Just take a slice and tweak the dial until it’s thin but not so thin it falls apart when you pick it up. Watch my Meat Slicer video here.
  • Buy a pork loin roast or lean beef roast from your butcher and ask them to slice it for you! Many will do that as part of their service.
  • Go to your nearest Asian supermarket and buy ‘Hot Pot’ meat or Shabu Shabu. They will have a wide variety of meats, sliced paper thin for you to make chips with!

You will also need the following:

  • Salt. I like to use Redmond’s fine salt for this
  • Either a dehydrator or some large baking sheets and parchment paper

That’s it! 

Beef Meat Chips on white plate
Beef Meat Chips

Instructions to Make Carnivore Meat Crisps in the Oven

  • Obtain your thinly sliced meat
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Place parchment sheets over your large baking trays
  • Lay out meat slices in a single layer as close together as you can
  • Sprinkle with some Redmonds salt
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!
  • Watch this video where I make these meat chips in the oven as well as compare the costs to the prepackaged meat chips!

Printable Recipe for Meat Chips in the Dehydrator

Yield: Many

Carnivore Meat Chips

Pork loin carnivore crisps on white plate

This DIY take on Carnivore Meat Crisps is sure to satisfy your cravings for that crunch without breaking the bank! For this recipe, I am using a Food Dehydrator (Excalibur) but you also make in the oven (see Notes)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Beef Roasts (any lean roast), paper thin slices
  • Pork Loin Roast, paper thin slices
  • Salt (Redmonds)
  • You can use any meats that you want to crisp up, just be sure to slice them paper thin or have your butcher do that!

Instructions

  1. Preheat your dehydrator to 165°F (setting for meat/fish/jerky)
  2. If you're slicing your own meats, slicing them paper thin will be your first step.
  3. Carefully place your meat slices on your trays.
  4. Salt them according to taste and then set your trays into the dehydrator.
  5. Set your cooking time to 4-5 hours. Thicker slices or slices with more fat will require more time to dehydrate.
  6. Once done, remove the slices and lightly dab them with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  7. Let them cool and crisp up. They will be a little soft while they are still warm.

Notes

  • It is highly recommended that you preheat your dehydrator while preparing your meat trays. This will keep the cooking temperature more consistent.
  • If using a higher fat meat, be sure to store them in the fridge or freezer.
  • Macros: Dehydrated meat weighs about 1/3 less than raw meat. Go to your macro app and find the macros for 3 ounces of whatever meat you are using. This will be your macros for 1 ounce of your meat chips!

Instructions to Make Carnivore Meat Crisps in the Oven

  • Obtain your thinly sliced meat
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Place parchment sheets over your large baking trays
  • Lay out meat slices in a single layer as close together as you can
  • Sprinkle with some Redmonds salt
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!
  • Watch this video where I make these meat chips in the oven as well as compare the costs to the prepackaged meat chips!

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What Are the Macros For Meat Chips?

Of course every meat is going to be different! So here is what to do:

  • Dehydrated meat weighs about 1/3 less than raw meat.
  • Go to your macro app and find the macros for 3 ounces of whatever meat you are using.
  • This will be your macros for 1 ounce of your meat chips!

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