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.


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

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

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

  3. I thought butter wasn't paleo?

    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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