Thursday, November 29, 2012

Paleo Steak Tips in Mushroom Gravy

This is a Cooking Light recipe that I adapted for the meat-and-potatoes caveman. The original recipe calls for serving it over egg noodles; I made a mashed cauliflower (with lots of garlic!) puree instead.

I love how easily this comes together. It's perfect comfort food that tastes like it's simmered for hours. I've made it before with dried thyme when I couldn't find fresh, and I would definitely recommend using the fresh. You can really taste a marked difference.
Paleo Steak Tips in Mushroom Gravy
  
1 lb. top sirloin steak, cubed 
1 tbs. butter  
2 minced shallots 
1 (8-ounce) package presliced baby bella mushrooms 
2 minced garlic cloves 
1 tbs. coconut aminos 
3 tbs. coconut or almond flour 
1 1/2 cups beef or chicken broth 
1/2 tsp. black pepper  
1/4 tsp. salt 
3 fresh thyme sprigs, plus more for garnish

Heat a little olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak; sauté 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan; cover.

Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in coconut aminos. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Add pepper, salt, and thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Discard thyme sprigs. Garnish with thyme leaves, if desired.


7 comments:

  1. This sure looks good! It's one of those recipes you can taste by just reading the ingredients!

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  2. oooh! I need to make this. Looks like perfect cold-weather comfort food!

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    1. The caveman's teenage son said this was the best thing he ever ate!

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  3. I thought butter wasn't paleo?

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    1. Hi Steph,
      Mark Sisson and many other primal "experts" do allow a bit of clean butter (ie. Kerrygold) butter into their diet. If you prefer to avoid it, coconut oil, olive oil or ghee would work here as well.

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