Friday, February 14, 2014

Paleo Beef Stroganoff

1 large chuck roast or flank steak cut into bite size pieces, (keep the flank steak pieces a little larger so it does not dry out)
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 package mushrooms, (small or large package, it does not matter)
1 yellow onion diced
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup organic reduced sodium beef broth
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (you can use full fat for a thicker sauce, but I just add arrowroot powder)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder, you can adjust this and add more to taste
1/4 tsp pepper or more to taste
Optional- Not Paleo, but it taste good in this recipe, just a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, It will still taste good if you skip this
Arrowroot powder added 1 spoonful at a time, you will most likely use 2, you can add more as it cooks until you get the consistency you desire
2-3 green onions diced

In a large skillet melt 2 Tbsp(s) of coconut oil or Organic unsalted butter
Adjust heat to medium and sauté the mushrooms, garlic and onion for about 5 minutes, stir occasionally to distribute the oil or butter
Add white wine and simmer for about 3-4 minutes or until liquid reduces
Add the broth and milk and simmer until the mixture reheats and stir
Add spices
Add the meat, stir well and push the meat down to make sure it is mostly emerged in the liquid, this will help it from drying out
Reduce heat to medium low, about a 3 out of 10 setting, cover, and stir occasionally to turn the meat and press the meat back down each time.  If it starts boiling, remove the lid for a minute or so, stir and place lid back on.  You will simmer the beef for about 15 minutes.  When the meat starts to brown, check the liquid consistency and begin adding arrowroot powder.  It clumbs easily, so be sure to stir it in well and scrape the bottom each time you return to stir.  Time will vary depending on if you use chuck roast or flank.  Do not over cook, leave the middle of the meat slightly pink, but no blood. 
Garnish with green onions
Optional- Hot sauce when serving, it goes with everything even stroganoff, but leave it out if you want more of the traditional stroganoff flavor

Tip- when cooking with arrowroot powder, I find it clumps less if I dust the meat with it instead of pouring it right into liquid, then I stir the meat well to distribute it

Serve as is, or over your gluten free choice for the sometime Paleo family like rice or a baked potato.
I like it with spaghetti squash for dinner and the leftovers by themselves for lunches.

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