I have three kids and run a company. So, I definitely don't have the time to cook something that takes a half hour to an hour to prepare every single night. Last night was one of those nights. 😉
So I whipped up a primal quick meal of mine. I call it a beef strips bowl. It's quick, easy, cheap (for a primal meat dish) and most importantly, my kids love it.
Primal Beef Strips Bowl Recipe
- 1 tbsp good quality virgin olive oil (I can't stand the taste of coconut oil)
- 1 pound of grass beef strips (if you're not lucky enough to have a local place that offers this you can use grass fed beef tenderloin or sirloin cut into strips instead)
- 1/2 tbsp grass fed butter (I use Kerrygold)
- 2 small cloves of garlic – minced (optional)
- 1 package Green Giant all natural steamer bag green beans (in the interest of time – or whatever other quick cooking veggies you'd like)
- Kosher Salt (or Sea Salt) to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat on medium high. Add in the beef strips. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until they've reached your desired level of “done”.
Toss the steamer green beans into the microwave and cook at the shortest recommended cook time (you don't want them to be overdone, because you won't be done cooking them yet). Open the bag slightly, drain any water from the steaming and set aside.
About a minute or two before the beef strips are done, add the butter into the skillet and let it melt. Add the minced garlic as well (if you're using it). Then add the bag of green beans to the skillet. Cooke for another 1-3 minutes, stirring the meat and beans frequently allowing both to soak up the butter and any meat drippings in the pan.
Put it into bowls and serve. (You can serve it over rice for non primal family members.)
I know this isn't a “sexy” meal, but it is a tasty one.
Not only is it great for nights when you're pressed for time, you can also repeat this recipe with tons of other vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, asparagus, etc) for variation. 🙂
It also makes a great late night snack and keeps you away from any quick, but non primal food you may have in the house for your non primal family members when you get those late night hunger pangs. 😉