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Beef Paprikash on Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Sliced Avocado

If you are looking for a hearty meal to put on the table that you don’t have to slave over, is inexpensive, and lower carbohydrate, try a plate of Beef Paprikash! The Spaghetti Squash noodles are low carb. and hold all the juices, and the avocado goes well with the spicy beef sauce. It is delish!

This recipe uses a slow cooker, so it can be prepped the day before or in the morning, and then you can walk away until it is time to eat. I added some smoked paprika to the beef sauce to give it a smokey flavor that veers slightly away from the traditional recipe, and it is dairy free!  It is the perfect cool weather meal that will leave you satisfied and nourished without adding to your waistline.

Beef Paprikash on Spagehtti Squash Noodles with Avocado

Beef Paprikash on Spagehtti Squash Noodles with Avocado

 

Beef Paprikash on Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Sliced Avocado

Ingredients:

1 Two Pound Chuck Roast

2 Tablespoons of Tapioca Flour*

1 1/2 Teaspoon of Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt

2 Teaspoons of Black Pepper

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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1 Large Yellow Onion

2 Red Bell Peppers, Large Diced

4 Cloves of Minced Garlic (or 2 Tablespoons of Garlic Infused Olive Oil if you are eating Low FodMap)

1 Cup of Beef Broth

1/4 Cup Tomato Paste

1 Tablespoon of Paprika

1 Tablespoon of Smoked Paprika

1 1/2 Teaspoons of Caraway Seeds, crushed

1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley

1 Teaspoon of Dried Dill

1 Teaspoon of Fish Sauce

1/2 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk, added before serving

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1 Medium Spaghetti Squash

2 Ripe Avocados*

Beef Paprikash on Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Avocado

Beef Paprikash on Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Avocado

Directions: With paper towel, pat the chuck roast dry. Mix the Tapioca Flour, Salt and Pepper together with a whisk, and season the Chuck Roast. In a large heavy pan over medium high heat, add your olive oil, and brown the chuck roast for 5 minutes  and then flip it over and brown it on the other side for 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, slice the onion and place it in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Whisk together the spices, tomato paste, broth, garlic, and fish sauce. When beef is browned, place it on top of the sliced onions in the crockpot. Pour the sauce over the top. Cook on low covered for 8 hours in the crockpot. Remove the Beef from the crockpot after 8 hours and shred it with two forks. Add it back to the sauce and stir in 1/2 cup coconut milk right before serving.

For the “noodles”, one hour before serving, preheat your oven to 375º degrees. Slice a medium sized spaghetti squash in half, and remove the seeds. Season the inside with salt and pepper. Place in a baking pan cut side down with 1/2 cup of water. Bake for one hour. Right before serving, remove from the oven, and cool for about ten minutes so it is easy to handle. (It should pierce easily with a knife.) Flip the squash over and run a fork along the inside of the squash, making noodles.

Slice two ripe avocados to serve with the dish.

Serve the saucy Beef Paprikash over the “noodles” and place the avocado on the side like the picture above.

Beef Paprikash on Spagehtti Squash Noodles

Beef Paprikash on Spaghetti Squash Noodles

 

*Omit if you are eating Low FodMap

 

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Easy Moist and Tender Pot Roast w/Carrots

Easy Moist & Tender Pot Roast

Easy Moist & Tender Pot Roast

There are many benefits to incorporating grass fed beef into your diet.  A big benefit I like is it contains more conjugated linoleic acid which may protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer.  It has zinc, iron, potassium and phosphorus, and who doesn’t want more nutrients.  Chris Kresser has a article on the benefits you can read more about here: http://chriskresser.com/why-grass-fed-trumps-grain-fed

I like this pot roast for several reasons. It takes about 3 1/2 hours, but that is oven time not hands on time.  The prep is fifteen minutes and then it goes in the oven and you go about your day.  It is moist every time…..no dried out hard to chew pot roast here.  I make it often, because it is a winner!  There is a lot of flavor, and you can change up the sides depending on what is in season and the time of year.  People will ask you for this recipe. So let’s get to it!

Easy Moist & Tender Pot Roast

Ingredients:

1 – 3 1/2 to 4 pound boneless (grass fed/organic is best) beef chuck roast

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Black Pepper

2 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil

1 Cup Dry Red Wine (one you would drink such as Syrah or Grenache)

2 Cups Homemade Broth if you are Low FodMap or Good Organic Gluten Free Broth of your choice

1 teaspoon Organic Italian Seasoning

1 teaspoon Organic Parsley

Preheat Oven 350 degrees.

Season your Beef with Salt and Pepper generously.  Using a Dutch oven or other heavy oven proof pot with a lid, heat 2 tablespoons of Garlic Infused Olive Oil over medium high heat.  Add your seasoned roast (make sure oil is hot enough to sizzle when beef is added). Brown five minutes without touching the meat, then flip it and brown five minutes on the other side.  Take the gorgeously browned roast out of the pan and set it on a plate.  Add a Cup of Dry Red Wine to the pan and release all the brown bits, bring to a boil for a minute, then add the broth and seasonings.  Add the roast back to the pot with the burner still on and bring it all just to a boil, then place the lid on your pot and place in the 350 degree oven. Roast for three hours, flipping after an hour and a half.  After three hours remove the roast from the oven and let it sit with lid on for fifteen minutes.  Serve with sides of your choice.  Here it is shown with some sauteed carrot coins.

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