I get 5 pounds of ground meat in my meat CSA pack every month so I always need to come up with inventive ways to dispatch with it so I don’t get bored. Tonight, on a whim, I decided to make Asian flavored lettuce cups. My recipe is pretty similar to the pork stir fry I made a week ago.
- 1 small onion, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons ghee or fat of choice
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound grass fed ground beef
- 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 1-2 cups broccoli slaw (I use the organic slaw from Trader Joe’s)
- ½ cup shredded carrots (I use the ones from Trader Joe’s)
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- a handful of cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 1 head butter lettuce, rinsed, drained and leaves separated
The first step was finely chopping my onion in my mini prep food processor. Whenever I make grass fed ground beef, I like to really pulverize the onions. This helps moisten the meat and it cooks so much faster.
Then, I put the onions into my skillet with some melted ghee and sautéed on medium heat until translucent. Then, I added the sliced mushrooms and some salt and pepper. When the onions and mushrooms had cooked off the excess moisture, I added the minced garlic cloves and stirred everything around for 30 seconds.
Next, I added the ground beef and stirred that around until there weren’t big clumps and it was no longer pink. I added the fish sauce, apple cider vinegar, and coconut aminos and then tasted for seasoning. I put about equal amounts of all three and then I cracked on some freshly ground black pepper.
Once the meat was cooked and seasoned, I added the broccoli slaw and shredded carrots and stirred everything around to soften the veggies a little. I added the herby goodness (scallions and cilantro) last and mixed to distribute everything.
I spooned the beef and veggie mixture onto butter lettuce leaves (my favorite lettuce for this kind of recipe)…
…and squeezed on some Paleo Sriracha sauce.
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