Korean Beef


You will have to forgive this horrid picture. Believe it or not, I am trying to improve my photography skills. Regardless, this dish was much better than it looks, and easy to make. I used a recipe that I found online http:// http://elizabethbryant.blogspot.com/2010/05/korean-beef.html, and modified it to make it paleo.

I lb ground beef (I bet bison would also be tasty)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1 TBS sesame oil
3 gloves of garlic minced*
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until it’s brown. Drain any excess fat. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and add them to the skillet. Simmer for a few minutes and serve. I served it over cauliflower rice.

*Confession….I know that fresh is always better, but I buy the already minced garlic that they sell in jars at the grocery store. 1/2 tsp is the equivilent to one clove of fresh garlic. I use this cheat in every single recipe I make. Nobody has ever noticed a difference and I save myself a few minutes of time.

Practical Paleo’s Beef and Mixed Veggie Stir-Fry

wpid-IMG_20140104_193537463.jpgThis stir fry was the first recipe that tried when I received a copy of Practical Paleo. Aside from all of the chopping, a stir fry is generally a  quick meal to throw together. It’s also really easy to change it up, using almost any meat that you have on hand, and whatever veggies you have. We skipped the string beans that the recipe called for and used a red bell pepper. I love peppers, and I love seeing lots of  natural colors in my meals. The recipe made enough for the three of us (although the little one still doesn’t eat much at all) with leftovers for the next day.