Free Paleo Recipes #5

Whether you are “dieting”, low carb, Paleo, or fully neolithic, this is some good sh… shtuff for anyone.

photo 1 (1)When I was in college, Hamburger Helper was a staple. Mix some cheap crack-cow meat and a box of junk, and voila. It was good for a $.25 meal. Now I am older , support grass-fed meats, and have just enough money to afford one lap dance in lieu of dinner, my tastes have changed. And with this whole health kick thing, I came up with another awesome recipe. I grabbed some insanely easy ingredients, threw them together in a way that made sense in my head, then thought, “dang, this is like the good ol’ delicious college days of Hamburger Helper, specifically Beef Stroganoff – but Paleo style”. Yep, thats exactly what went through my head.

And if you are a recovering carb crackhead feenin’ for some noodles, then this is for you. The mushrooms act like the noodles and gives you a little sumfin’ sumfin’ to get you by.

 What we need:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb of ground meat (beef, lamb, buffalo, pork – your choice, mess around!)
  • 1 lb of white sliced mushroom (I use a pound and half, but I love mushrooms a lot)
  • 5 tsp Brower Powder
  • 3 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 can of coconut milk (I used light, but its probably more awesome with heavy, but I am leaning out)

Now, if you don’t already have your Brower Powder made, NO WORRIES! This is what you need for this recipe:

Quick Brower Powder

  • Paprika – 1 tsp
  • Onion Powder – 2 tsp
  • Minced Garlic – 2 tsp
  • Cayenne Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Seal Salt – 2 tsp
  • Garlic Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp (trust me)
  • Fresh cracked pepper  – 1/4  to 1/2 tsp
  • Thyme – 1/4 tsp (i grind it up with my fingers to break it down)

Mix this together and use the recommended 5 tsp.

photo 1Ok, so this is really easy, like Hamburger Helper.

  1. Brown ground meat (on high) in coconut oil (do not strain)
  2. Once meat is browned, turn heat down to medium and throw in mushrooms. Let those suckers soak up that awesome meat juice (3-5 mins)
  3. Add Brower Powder and curry powder
  4. Add Coconut milk
  5. Stir and blend the spices – like, get all those seasonings everywhere.
  6. Bring to boil then turn down to medium
  7. Allow to reduce for about 25 minutes (when sauce thicken and mushrooms are tender)

The mushrooms can cause the sauce to become “watery” during the reduction process.  It takes a while to reduce which is why I put 25 minutes. This may vary with your shrooms but feel free to shorten or lengthen the time. Its just if you want the sauce thicker or thinner.

From her, just scoop and serve. And probably add a dash more salt to your taste.

Let me know how it turned out for ya.

-Adam.  Be my Instagram friend.

paleo beef stroganoff

Always sucks to photograph brown food