Beef

Fool Proof Roast Beef

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Fool Proof Roast Beef

One boneless chuck-eye or eye-round roast Garlic-Herb-Rub or salt and pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 500 degrees for 20 minutes to get the walls of the oven hot (will hold the heat longer). Place roast in a roasting pan and rub the lean side generously with garlic-herb-rub (or simply season with salt and pepper. Turn the roast fatty side up and season that side as well. Leave the roast fat side up (as the fat melts, it bastes the roast). Place the roast (uncovered) in the preheated oven and reduce the temperature to 475 degrees (do not add water to the roasting pan). Roast for seven...

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Beef Stir-Fry

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Beef Stir-Fry

1/4 cup tamari/soy sauce 1 pound grass-fed minute steak or stew meat, sliced into bite sized chunks 1 – 2 TBSP coconut oil 3 – 5 cups assorted, seasonal, vegetables, chopped if necessary (our favorites for this type of dish are carrots, onions, bamboo shoots, zucchini, peppers) 1 – 2 cups beef broth (optional) Marinate the steak in half the tamari (2 TBSP) for 15 mins. Prep the veggies while the steak is marinating. Heat oil in pan, then brown marinated steak on all sides. Remove steak from pan and set aside. Add vegetables to the pan (onions/carrots first, then softer...

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Garlic Herb Steaks in Bourbon Pan Sauce

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 1 comment

Garlic Herb Steaks in Bourbon Pan Sauce

For The Steaks: 2 grass-fed steaks, approx 1 inch thick (T-bone, porterhouse, top blade, filet mignon, NY strip, rib eye) 3 TBSP garlic-herb-rub (see below) 2 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP butter or ghee 1/2 cup bourbon Garlic-Herb-Rub: 2 TBSPs dried oregano 1 TBSP dried thyme 1 TBSP dried rosemary 2 & 1/4 tsps pure salt (or 1 & 1/2 TBSP coarse salt) 2 tsps garlic powder 2 tsps ground black pepper 1 tsp ground fennel Combine the garlic-herb rub ingredients, and generously coat both sides of each steak (use your fingers and press firmly) (store extra seasoning mix in a sealed container for...

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Minute Steak w/ Mushrooms & Onions

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Minute Steak w/ Mushrooms & Onions

2 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee 1 large onion 6 oz mushrooms of choice, washed & sliced 1 pound grass-fed minute steaks, roughly chopped pure salt and pepper to taste 2 TBSP Worchestershire sauce Saute onion in oil or butter until softened and lightly browned, about 7 mins. Add mushrooms and saute for 2 – 3 minutes longer. Remove vegetables from pan and add steak. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and saute until browned on all sides, 4 – 6 minutes. Stir in Worchestershire sauce. Add vegetables back to the pan and saute just a few minutes, until heated...

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Italian Wedding Soup

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Italian Wedding Soup

24 – 40 cooked meatballs (depending on how many people you’re serving) 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 cup onion, diced 1 – 2 large cloves of garlic, minced or crushed 3 – 4 large carrots, diced (2 cups or more) 2 stalks celery, diced (approx 3/4 cup) 10 cups broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable) 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional) 12 oz baby spinach pure salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional) Make meatballs (or use some you’ve defrosted if you made extra last time). Heat butter or oil over medium heat in a...

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Meatball Parmesan

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes | 2 comments

Meatball Parmesan

FOR THE MEATBALLS: 1 free range egg, lightly beaten 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1/2 cup high quality breadcrumbs (see below for alternatives) 2 tsps dried minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh onion) 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 2 cups (give or take) high-quality marinara sauce (recipe below) Fresh mozzarella cheese to taste Prepare marinara sauce if using homemade (see below) and keep warm on stove. Lightly beat the egg in a bowl large enough to hold...

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Grass-Fed Meatballs

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Beef, Pasta Side dishes, Photo Slide Show, Recipes | 0 comments

Grass-Fed Meatballs

1 free range egg, lightly beaten 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1/2 cup high quality breadcrumbs (see below for alternatives) 2 tsps dried minced onion (or 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh onion) 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp pure salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil METHOD 1 — FRYING: Lightly beat the egg in a bowl large enough to hold the rest of the ingredients. Mix the remaining ingredients except for the butter (or oil) with the egg. Shape into 1 & 1/2 inch balls. Saute meatballs in ghee (or oil of...

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Chicken or Beef Broth

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Beef, Chicken, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Chicken or Beef Broth

Homemade broth – one of the most nourishing foods there is! 5 – 6 pounds animal bones and parts (see notes below) 5 – 6 quarts filtered water (1 qt for every 1 lb animal parts) 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or 3 TBSP orange juice) onion, carrots, potatoes (optional) Place animal parts in a large stock pot. Cover with appropriate amount of water. Add vinegar (or juice) and any optional vegetables for flavor if desired. Cover pot and bring to boil. Skim away and discard thick residue that rises to the top (see photo below). Simmer over low heat partially covered for at least 5...

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Cream of Mushroom Meatloaf

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 2 comments

Cream of Mushroom Meatloaf

3 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1/4 pound fresh shiitake, crimini or portobello mushrooms, finely chopped 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 cup high quality cream 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup high quality bread crumbs 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 1 egg, slightly beaten freshly grated cheese of choice (enough to cover the top of the meatloaf) Preheat the oven to 400. Heat the butter or oil in a saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms have browned and shrunk –...

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Savory Beef Stew

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 2 comments

Savory Beef Stew

2 – 4 TBSP coconut oil 1 & 1/2 to 2 pounds grass-fed stew beef 1 TBSP chili powder 1/4 tsp chipotle powder (optional) 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 large onion, sliced as thin or thick as you like 1 lb carrots, coarsely chopped (3 – 5 depending on size) 1/2 lb parsnips (or turnip), coarsely chopped (1 – 3 depending on size) 1/2 lb white potatoes, peeled & chopped 2 cups beef stock 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 2 tsps dried thyme 3 bay leaves Heat the oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add the meat, chili powder, chipotle powder, salt, and pepper. Brown...

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Grass Fed Beef Chili (bean free)

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries | 0 comments

Grass Fed Beef Chili (bean free)

2 TBSP coconut oil 1 pound grass-fed ground beef 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed 1 large onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped (about 3/4 cup) 2 TBSP chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp hot sauce or 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper powder  (optional) 1 (28 ounce) package crushed, chopped, or strained tomatoes 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce Heat the coconut oil in a stock pot or large Dutch oven over medium heat & crumble in the ground beef. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and cook stirring frequently until beef is evenly browned. Stir in the chili powder,...

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Fiesta Beef Casserole

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 in Beef, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Fiesta Beef Casserole

FOR MY VEGETARIAN FOLLOWERS:  While my diet has been evolving, yours may not be!  I don’t want to bore you with too many meaty recipes, but please be aware that I do have quite a bit of catching up to do to even out the vegetarian slant of this website (as it no longer accurately represents my current eating habits and nutritional philosophy).  That said, I still have plenty of non-meat recipes to post, and will try to include them along side the meaty ones as much as possible (there will be one such, very delicious post directly following this one).  From a nutritional...

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