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Coconut Beef with Shitake Mushrooms

Coconut Beef with Shitake Mushrooms

This is one of my families favorite beef recipes.  I have made it for years…It is all GAPS/SCD approved.  And it is simple to prepare.

Take a beef roast and brown it. Place it in a roasting dish (I just use my iron skillet that I browned the meat in).  Pour over coconut milk. (Either from an approved source or make your own by blending up water and coconut until you get a consistency you can live with. For today, I settled for a coarse coconut milk.)  Pour this over the meat…sprinkle with salt and black pepper, toss in some crushed garlic.  To this I add several dried shitake mushrooms, making sure they are down in the coconut milk. The dried shitake mushrooms give it a destinctive flavor but regular button mushrooms can be used. 

Cover your baking dish and put this in the oven. Bake at about 300 for two hours or until the meat is tender.  Today, I removed the meat from the coconut/meat drippings in the pan and added in onion with some fresh parsley, a splash of white wine and cooked it down until the onions were tender.  After pouring this over the roast I rushed it off to the table to be consumed with glee.  We particularly like this served with green beans, and today black olives were a must. 

Another simple and quick to prepare meal.   The recipe idea works just as well with chicken.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Beef

 

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Beef with Red Cabbage, Onions, and Mushrooms

 

This was another day that I found myself with a small pot roast cooked over night in the crock pot and no real plans for what to do with it.  Some of you know that in addition to my family, I also make sure that my father-in-law gets fed twice daily.  On many days I literally cook four meals instead of two. The goal for him is proper nutrition and quantity.  Dear Ole Dad (DoD), needs to feed before noon so often I fix his small meal and then move on to ours after I send a daughter out the door to take Grandaddy his.  Dear Old Dad can be a bit of a stinker about feeding.  He is not picky but one has to be very careful about rotating the things he likes in a way that keeps him interested in eating.

So it was one of those mornings when I looked at the clock and realized that I needed to quickly come up with an idea for Dad’s lunch.  He is very fond of red cabbage, onions, and mushrooms.  And since he grew up on a ranch and has been a rancher his whole life, beef is always a favorite.

So I sauteed, until very tender, onion, red cabbage, and mushrooms in a liberal amount of coconut oil, butter, and olive oil.  When it was done I salted it well and added garlic powder (DoD’s favorite seasoning combination) along with black pepper.  This was so good I decided that I would fix the same thing for our lunch.

After the cabbage, onions, and mushrooms were cooked down I served it with sliced pot roast and some navy beans which complimented well.

As an aside, recently I have learned something about cooking my meat in the crock pot overnight (perhaps I am still a novice with the crock pot…)  I have found that if I put my meat in the crock pot frozen the night before and turn it on low that the meat does not get over cooked and tough.  Instead it comes out with a tender texture and one that is more enjoyable.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Beef, Cabbage, Crock Pot

 

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