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Seasoned Meatballs – gf, df

Seasoned Meatballs

Seasoned Meatballs (gluten free, dairy free)

  • 2 lbs grass-fed beef
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon grass-fed collagen (gelatin)
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sea salt
  • few drops of all natural liquid smoke

Preheat oven to 350 F, line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Form into 16 equal sized balls (half, half, half and half again). Bake for 25 min or until cooked through.  Serve over sauteed veggies, roasted spaghetti squash and/or with sauce of choice.

 

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Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

My oldest son, Tyler has decided to start making some of the meals and has graciously offered to allow me to blog his meals as well.  Tonight he begins his journey with Mexican Pizzas and boy, they are DELICIOUS!!!!

     Tyler’s Mexican Pizzas

Fry onion & beef together in a skillet, drain.  Add refried beans and taco seasoning and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.  In a skillet, fry your tortilla shells in oil on med-hi heat, flipping to cook evenly on both sides until golden in color (about 30 seconds each side). Tyler used Avocado oil for frying pouring enough in to put about 1/4 inch in skillet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lay 6 fried tortillas out on a cookie sheet (we were working with a small cookie sheet, so only two fit at a time) then spread 1/6 of meat mixture onto them.  Top meat mixture with another fried tortilla and top that with about a spoonful of the taco sauce and a handful of cheddar cheese.

Bake in oven until cheese is melted, approximately 3-5 min.  We topped ours with lettuce, tomato, black olives and Greek yogurt.


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BBQ Bean Chili

Don’t you love those days when you haven’t made it to the grocery store yet and your inventory is running kinda low.  You go to the pantry to see what you have the ingredients to make and of course you need 1-2 more ingredients to make ANYTHING that you normally fix.  Although, some may see this as a perfect excuse to get creative and wing it.  For some reason *cough cough*, this happens to us a lot (ok, the real reason is ….I hate strongly dislike grocery shopping)

BBQ Bean Chili (no, it isn’t your imagination, you DO see the word BBQ on my blog a lot)

For frying beef:

Add all above ingredients to a deep skillet or other large pot and cook on medium heat until meat is thoroughly cooked, lightly drain and return to skillet or pot. (if you aren’t eating clean grass fed meat, drain completely)

 For the rest:

Add second list of ingredients, stir until combined, cover and simmer on low for 1 hour stirring occasionally

serves 4-5


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Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Minis – Paleo Style

I eat wheat (organic, mill it myself).  I drink dairy (raw from grass-fed). Why am I posting a paleo recipe? Well one reason is, I have lots of friends who are either on a paleo diet, primal diet, gluten free diet, GAPS diet etc and I like to provide options for all.  The other reason is, when I am not eating something with my milled wheat, I prefer it to have no wheat and paleo recipes work perfect! I am sure I have before and will again post recipes that are geared for a specific lifestyle not just general organic etc.  I would like to start making note of these in the title for easier navigation for those of us with specific eating requirements. Enjoy this oh so delicious recipe for all to enjoy!

       Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Minis – Paleo Style

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef (grass-fed from)
  • 1 lb Bacon (sit aside 12 pieces, mine had 14 if yours only has 12 cut about 1 – 1/2 in off the ends)
  • 3/8 c Coconut Milk (that is 1/4 cup, one and a half times if you don’t have an 1/8 cup)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 T Chives, dried
  • 1/2 t Parsley dried
  • 1/4 t Pepper

Preheat oven to 400º.  In a 12 cup muffin pan, line each of your 12 slices of bacon around the edges.  Dice up the remainder of your bacon pieces.  Combine bacon pieces, ground beef, coconut milk, garlic, chives, parsley and pepper in a large bowl.

Divide Mixture in to 12 portions.  Roll each portion into a loose ball and stuff into the center of a bacon lined tin.  Bake for 30 min.

 

Recipe adapted from paleolifestyle.com’s recipe

 


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Hamburger Pie with Almond Flour Crust

Hamburger Pie

  • Pie Crust
    • 1 1/2 c Almond Flour
    • 1/4 c Butter (I use grass-fed)
    • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • Pie Filling
    • 1 lb Ground Beef (I use grass-fed)
    • 1 T Butter
    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 1/2 c BBQ Sauce (I make my own)
    • 1 c Lettuce, chopped
    • 1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
    • 1 Avocado, chopped
    • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Pie Crust:

In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, butter and salt.  Blend until a doughy texture takes shape.  Press the dough out into a 9″ pie dish, making sure all surface is covered.

Pie Filling:

Preheat oven to 350º F.  Sauté onions in the butter until they begin to become slightly translucent.  Add the ground beef to the onions and cook until the beef is thoroughly cooked.  Mix the BBQ sauce in with the beef and add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour the beef mixture into the crust and cook in the oven for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven, add lettuce, avocados and peppers then serve.


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Meatloaf

For this recipe I use grass fed beef, free range eggs, and organic ingredients.  I really enjoy this recipe, it has been my most successful meatloaf yet.

     Meatloaf

  • 2 lbs ground beef (grass fed)
  • 2 lg onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c Rolled Oats
  • 1 T dry parsley
  • 1 1/4 c ketchup (I use my homemade ketchup)
  • 3/4 c bbq sauce (I use my homemade bbq of course 😉
  • salt & pepper & turmeric to taste (I try to put at least a little turmeric in everything b/c of its anti-carcinogenic properties in case you were wondering why it kept popping up lol)

Chop onion, mix all ingredients, adding sauces gradually until desired consistency.  Bake at 350º until done (usually about an hour). You can mix this recipe up the night before and allow to sit overnight, or even freeze it in the loaves then thaw the day before you want to bake it. Serve with veggies of choice!


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Calico Beans

     Calico Beans

  • 1 lb ground beef (I use grass fed)
  • 12 oz BACON! (I love bacon)
  • 1 med chopped onion
  • 1/4 c sucanat (Whole Cane Sugar)
  • 1 T prepared mustard (I use Annie’s organic)
  • 2-15oz cans of baked beans (I use Walnut Acres Organic)
  • 1-15oz can of Kidney beans (I use Eden Organic)
  • 3/4 c my Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 t sea salt

Fry up the bacon, ground beef and onion in a large skillet.  Drain. Mix with the rest of ingredients.  Stir well.  Pour into a covered casserole dish and bake at 350º for 55-60 min.