Recipe: Ginger Garlic Ground Beef Bowl

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I saw this recipe on Wholesome Yum and I knew I had to try it. This is exactly the kind of meal I like to bring to work for lunches during the week - easy to put in a storage container and easy to reheat. An added bonus was that I had a lot of these ingredients already because it has a lot of the same ingredients as the egg roll in a bowl recipe that I’ve made before. My grocery store had all the ground beef on sale, but that made me super skeptical so I got the grass-fed beef instead. Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients or the multiple steps. It came together so quick and easy!

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Cauliflower Rice Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

  • 1 lb riced cauliflower (I used bagged fresh riced cauliflower from the store)

  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt

  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper

Beef Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

  • 1 lb Ground beef (I used grass-fed beef)

  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt

  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced (I used the kind in the tube)

  • 1/4 cup Coconut aminos

  • 1/4 cup Beef broth

  • 2 tsp Sesame oil

  • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger (I used Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Ginger)

  • 1/4 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes

Optional Garnishes:

  • 1/4 cup Green onions, sliced

  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds

  • 1 small Cucumber, sliced

Instructions:

  1. I used bagged, riced cauliflower, but if you are making your own, rice the cauliflower in a food processor.

  2. Heat 1 TB olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Add cauliflower rice. Season with sea salt and black pepper, if desired. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until cooked through. Remove the cauliflower rice from heat, set aside, and cover to keep warm.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, beef broth, sesame oil, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes. Set the sauce aside.

  5. Turn the heat back to medium-high. Add another tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Add the ground beef and season with sea salt and pepper. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula and stirring occasionally, until browned.

  6. Make a well in the beef and add the minced garlic. Saute for about a minute, until fragrant, then mix into the beef. (I used minced garlic from a tube and just mixed it in with other sauce ingredients and it still tasted fine).

  7. Pour the sauce over the beef. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the sauce is reduced and thickened. I had no liquid left at the end.

  8. Divide the cauliflower rice among plates. Top with ground beef. Garnish with sliced green onions, sesame seeds, and/or cucumber slices. I used cucumber only, but any of the optional garnishes would be great!

This was supposed to make 4 servings, but I only got about 3 out of it (plus a small tasting dish).

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Calories: 513, Fat: 36g, Carbs: 12g Fiber: 3g Protein: 35g (net carbs = 9g)

Recipe: Super Easy Quick Keto Chili

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I was in the mood for chili tonight and this was super easy and quick to pull together. I woke up from a power nap and was eating in 20 minutes or so. What’s great about this recipe is that you can easy tweak it to suit your tastes - add onions or peppers, add different kinds of diced tomatoes, add avocado -whatever you want.

RECIPE:

  • 1 TB butter

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • spices (onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cilantro, etc.)

  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (garlic flavor)

  • sour cream

  • shredded cheese (i used 4 cheese Mexican blend)

  • salt and pepper

Melt butter in pan over medium high heat. Add ground beef and brown. Add your spices as the meat is browning. I just did a few shakes each of onion powder, garlic powder, cilantro, and chili powder. When meat is cooked, add the diced tomatoes. Lower the heat a bit and let simmer for a bit. Serve with sour cream and cheese and whatever toppings you like. Top with salt and pepper as desired.

This came out so good, especially since it was so quick to make. The fire-roasted tomatoes really added great flavor. You could easily add some onions, peppers, and garlic to this, but it doesn’t even need it!

This was my first time using the squeeze sour cream, which was kind of weird but I see the appeal! I may be a convert to this odd little packet!

Now I’ve got lunch for the week all sorted!