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Beefy Stroganoff

Beefy Stroganoff Dairy-Free Gluten-Free

Beefy Stroganoff

Wow! Two posts in one week. I was looking through my recipe notebooks and I found this recipe that I promised to post several months ago. I had photos taken and the recipe written down – I told you I have recipes to share! It's literally the problem of trying to find an hour or two to create the post. Blogging takes time and effort and you have to have a certain amount of stick-to-itiveness (hey, that's actually a word!). Thank you to all the comments and private emails regarding my mom. It has been quite a year, but I would not change it for the world. I can't even tell you how awesome it is to be able to talk to my mom and spend time with her. I feel like I lost her for most of my life, and I pray we never go through a time like that ever again.

All right, let me share this recipe with you. But first you'll need to have sour cream. If you can just use regular sour cream, go for it. If you are on GAPS and can have dairy, here's how you can make your own GAPS legal sour cream using my friend Patty's recipe. If you need to be dairy-free, make a batch of my Faux Sour Cream which takes about one day to ferment.

Faux Sour Cream

Now the other thing we're missing is egg noodles. But guess what? Cabbage cut into wide strips makes a lovely substitute. Now you know what I mean… you're not going to be able to serve this dish side by side with traditional stroganoff and have people saying they taste exactly the same. But when you can't have pasta, you have to get inventive. Right? I was a dedicated pasta lover for most of my life, and if I can reform and grow to love cabbage noodles, you can too. 🙂

Beefy Stroganoff

Melt 4 tablespoons bacon grease over medium heat.

Add onions [affiliate link] and cabbage, saute 20 minutes, stirring often. Turn to low heat.

In another skillet, melt 2 tablespoons bacon grease over medium heat and add meat. Cook 10 minutes.

Add grated ginger, coconut aminos and garlic, and cook for 10 more minutes. Turn up heat to reduce liquid until it thickens.

There are two ways to finish up. Either plate up the cabbage, add the meat on top with a dollop of sour cream, or mix the meat, cabbage, salt and sour cream together.

Serves 3 or more.

This recipe was included at Gluten Free Wednesdays on 8/27/14 and at Fat Tuesday on 8/26/14.

Beefy Stroganoff Dairy-Free Gluten-Free
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Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3
 
Delicious substitute for traditional stroganoff. This version is gluten-free and dairy-free.
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons bacon grease, divided use
  • 1 head cabbage. sliced in wide strips (mine weighed 1 pound, 10 ounces)
  • 1 small onion (mine weighed 6 ounces)
  • 1-1/2 pound of London Broil, sliced thin
  • ¼ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ¼ cup Coconut Aminos
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup faux sour cream
Instructions
  1. Melt 4 tablespoons bacon grease over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cabbage, saute 20 minutes, stirring often. Turn to low heat.
  3. In another skillet, melt 2 tablespoons bacon grease over medium heat and add meat. Cook 10 minutes.
  4. Add grated ginger, coconut aminos and garlic, and cook for 10 more minutes. Turn up heat to reduce liquid until it thickens.
  5. Add meat and sour cream to cabbage. Add salt and stir.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and don't forget to try these other recipes made using this delicious Faux Sour Cream.

Faux Ranch Dressing Dairy-Free

Faux Ranch Dressing

Faux Sour Cream Cheese Chocolate Frosting on Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

If you find any other inventive ways to use this sour cream, please let me know in the comments!!

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Stuffed Bell Peppers, Slow Cooker

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

One of my favorite comfort food meals before GAPS was Stuffed Bell Peppers. But this recipe was different than any others I've seen. Typically the recipe directs one to cook the hamburger, blanch the bell pepper, cook the rice, and then mix everything together. Yuck.

The recipe I used called for raw hamburger, uncooked rice with canned tomatoes and seasonings, stuffed into raw bell peppers and cooked in the crockpot for eight hours.

Alas, rice is not legal on GAPS.

I found a recipe I wanted to try, which called for cauliflower. I lost the recipe though, and cannot find it.

I had some beef ground by the butcher on Sunday night, and wanted to get it used and I also bought four beautiful huge bell peppers at the same time. And, I bought cauliflower. Alas, both heads of cauliflower were used before this morning, which is when I decided to put my experimental recipe into the crockpot.

Here's what I used:

Grease your crockpot with some type of fat (butter, lard or coconut oil [affiliate link]). Wash the bell peppers, remove the tops and seeds. Save the tops to replace once you've stuffed them with the hamburger mixture. Mix the remaining ingredients together and stuff lightly into the bell peppers, replacing the tops. Place the bell peppers into the crockpot, and tuck the remaining hamburger mixture in around the bell peppers.

Set the crock pot to cook on low for eight hours.

These were a pretty good substitute for the ones I used to make, except of course they don't have the carbs.

Next time I'm making these with cauliflower.

Here are the nutrition facts for my Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers at Calorie Count at About.com.

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Slow Cooker
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
A grain free stuff pepper recipe that can be made in the slow cooker.
Ingredients
  • 2 large green bell peppers, tops removed and deseeded
  • 2 large red bell peppers, tops removed and deseeded
  • 2 -1/2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ of a medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 ounce can of diced canned tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Grease your crockpot with some type of fat (butter, lard or coconut oil).
  2. Wash the bell peppers, remove the tops and seeds.
  3. Save the tops to replace once you've stuffed them with the hamburger mixture.
  4. Mix the remaining ingredients together and stuff lightly into the bell peppers, replacing the tops. Place the bell peppers into the crockpot, and tuck the remaining hamburger mixture in around the bell peppers.
  5. Set the crockpot to cook on low for eight hours.

 

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My Husband's Best Chili

My Husband’s Best Chili

Hubby's Best Chili

My Husband's Best Chili

  • 2 pounds small white beans, dried
  • 3 pounds round beef
  • 2 large onions [affiliate link], coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 6 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 yellow hot pepper, sliced
  • 3 – 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 1 -8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoons cumin ground
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder [affiliate link], mild
  • salt
  • pepper

Sort through 2 pounds of white beans, rinse and drain. Place 12 cups of water in a heavy bottomed skillet and add the beans. Simmer for two hours until the water is almost gone.

While the beans are cooking, fry the hamburger meat. Add the sliced yellow hot pepper to the meat.

Remove the meat from the pan, reserving four tablespoons of fat. Add more fat/butter if you don't have four tablespoons, or if you just need more. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper to the pan. Saute until the onion is just transparent.

Add the cooked vegetables, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and spices to the beans. Simmer on low heat for one hour.

Makes eight quarts.

My husband made this chili before we started GAPS, but he modified it since pinto beans are not legal on GAPS. It was very delicious. My youngest son made cornbread. I found these Almond Flour Green Onion Flecked Biscuits to be a good substitute.

My Husband's Best Chili

Recipe: My Husband's Best Chili
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8 quarts
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds small white beans, dried
  • 3 pounds round beef
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 6 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 yellow hot pepper, sliced
  • 3 - 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 1 -8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoons cumin ground
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder, mild
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Sort through 2 pounds of white beans, rinse and drain.
  2. Place 12 cups of water in a heavy bottomed skillet and add the beans.
  3. Simmer for two hours until the water is almost gone.
  4. While the beans are cooking, fry the hamburger meat.
  5. Add the sliced yellow hot pepper to the meat.
  6. Remove the meat from the pan, reserving four tablespoons of fat.
  7. Add more fat/butter if you don't have four tablespoons, or if you just need more.
  8. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper to the pan.
  9. Saute until the onion is just transparent.
  10. Add the cooked vegetables, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and spices to the beans.
  11. Simmer on low heat for one hour.

 

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