6 03, 2020

Instant Pot Cabbage soup with Ground Beef

2020-03-06T07:38:59-05:00March 6th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 lb ground beef 1 tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1 lb shredded coleslaw mix 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes (with liquid) 6 cups beef bone broth (or any broth - beef, chicken, or vegetable) 1 tbsp Italian seasoning ½ tsp garlic powder (or more if you love garlic) 2 medium bay leaves (optional) Instructions: • Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot. Add the oil and chopped onions. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions start to brown. • Add ground beef to the Instant [...]

31 01, 2020

Slow cooker Cuban Style Beef

2020-01-31T11:03:50-05:00January 31st, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 boneless beef chuck roast 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin Salt Pepper 2 tsp olive or coconut oil 1 large onion 1 large green pepper 1 large red pepper 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp water 1 can crushed tomatoes ½ C pimiento-stuffed green olives Directions: • Rub the beef chuck roast with oregano, cumin, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-high until very hot. Brown roast on all sides. Transfer to 6- to 7-quart slow cooker bowl. • To skillet, add onions, green and red peppers, garlic, water, and [...]

22 11, 2019

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

2019-11-22T07:31:29-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 rashers bacon, diced 500g beef stewing steak, cubed 1 tsp smoked paprika ½ C tomato paste 1 C beef stock 250g mushrooms, sliced Method: • Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. • Mix. • Cook on Low for 6 – 8 hours or on High for 4 – 6 hours. • Serve with sour cream! Makes 6 servings; count each serving as 2 proteins and ½ fat (count an extra fat if using sour cream). Recipe adapted from

25 10, 2019

Beef Nacho Bowls

2019-10-25T07:34:39-04:00October 25th, 2019|Recipes|

INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons each ground cumin and onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper 450 g lean ground beef 1 can (540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce 2 tomatoes, diced 1 green or red pepper, sliced 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese ½ cup sour cream (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional) METHOD: ? In small bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. ? In large non-stick skillet, cook beef over medium-high [...]

14 06, 2019

Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

2019-06-14T12:00:50-04:00June 14th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: FOR THE DIJON BALSAMIC DRESSING AND MARINADE ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ tablespoon dijon mustard ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried thyme Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste FOR THE STEAK 2 (4-ounces each) top sirloin steaks 2 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic, smashed FOR THE SALAD 6 cups packed torn romaine lettuce or mixed baby greens ½ cup thinly sliced red onions 1 whole avocado, thinly sliced 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 whole cucumber, washed, dried, and cut into cubes ½ cup crumbled feta, blue [...]

29 03, 2019

Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

2019-03-29T08:25:47-04:00March 29th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 450g beef steak ¼ tsp each salt and pepper 3 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chili garlic sauce 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp liquid honey 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup carrot, thinly sliced 1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced 2 green onions, thinly sliced 12 large lettuce leaves (Romaine work very well) Method: • Sprinkle steak with a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Place on a greased grill and cook to desired doneness. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. • [...]

19 10, 2018

Slow Cooker No-Bean Chili

2018-10-19T08:37:37-04:00October 19th, 2018|Recipes|

Chili is a cold weather comfort food! This recipe omits the beans for a lower carbohydrate version. Ingredients: 3 pounds ground beef 2 cups onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp ground cumin 1-3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped 1 small jalapeno seeded, finely chopped 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 14 ounces diced tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups beef broth Instructions: • Brown your ground beef with the onion and garlic in a large skillet until no [...]

12 10, 2018

Beef Bourguignon with Cauli-Mash

2018-10-12T10:34:02-04:00October 12th, 2018|Recipes|

BEEF BOURGUIGNON WITH CAULI-MASH Ingredients: 1kg beef chuck or shin, cut into large cubes and seasoned with salt and pepper 100g butter or 2 tbsp oil 250g button mushrooms 20 cocktail onions, peeled 1 onion, chopped 1 leek, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 – 6 slices streaky bacon, diced 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 bay leaves 4 large sprigs thyme 500ml red wine 400ml beef stock Chopped parsley for garnishing For the cauli-mash: 1 large cauliflower, broken into florets 1 tbsp butter Salt and pepper Method: Melt the butter/heat the oil in a heavy based [...]

3 08, 2018

Fragrant Beef Koftas with Raita

2018-08-03T07:33:09-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Recipes|

These koftas are delicious cooked on the barbeque! Ingredients: 350g (12oz) lean minced beef 4 green onions,finely chopped 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground cumin 8 tbsp thick Greek yogurt 5cm piece of cucumber, grated and with excess water squeezed out 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed salt and freshly ground black pepper Method: Soak 6 bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes. Mix together the minced beef, green onions, garam masala, cumin and 2 tbsp of the Greek yogurt. Season to taste. Roll into 6 pieces, each about 7.5cm long. Push each one on to [...]

20 07, 2018

Low Carb Big Macs

2018-07-20T07:22:10-04:00July 20th, 2018|Recipes|

SAUCE INGREDIENTS ½ cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp. yellow mustard 1 tbsp. ketchup 1 tbsp. pickle relish 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. salt BURGER INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ground beef Salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 slices cheese Lettuce leaves Sliced tomato DIRECTIONS Make sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yellow mustard, ketchup, pickle relish, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt. Make burgers: Form ground beef into 4 patties; season both sides with salt and pepper. Cook until burgers are cooked through to [...]

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