Category Archives: Pork

Paleo Weekly Menu Week 3

Shepards Pie

Prep time

60 mins

Cook time

20 mins

Total time

1 hour 20 mins

This recipe is based off of Paleo Comfort Food’s Farmer’s Pie, The mashed sweet potato recipe is fromFood Lover’s Kitchen.

Author: Allison |Frisky Lemon

Recipe type: Dinner

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 container (~8oz) of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bag of frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 4 to 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter plus more for the pan
  • sea salt and pepper
  • butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the meat with the cloves of garlic in butter.
  3. Once the meat is browned, remove it from the pan, and cook the onions, carrots and mushrooms until carrots are soft and onions are translucent.
  4. Add the meat back to the pan, add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, thyme and salt.
  5. Cook until all of the excess liquid has cooked off.
  6. Stir in the peas.
  7. Pour the meat mixture into a large baking dish– 9X13″ works well.
  8. Bake your sweet potatoes: place the sweet potatoes on a foiled lined baking sheet and bake until soft– about 40 minutes depending on the size of your sweet potatoes. (You could also do this step while you are cooking the meat on the stove top).
  9. Allow the potatoes to cool for a few minutes, then peel and place into a medium-sized bowl with coconut milk, butter, sea salt and pepper.
  10. Mash the sweet potatoes into a paste, and spread on top of your meat mixture.
  11. Bake the shepherd’s pie for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sides are bubbling and the center is hot.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin, cut into individual serving pieces

Bacon

Onion

Green pepper

Tomato

In bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan or casserole layer out 2 slices of bacon (criss- cross) for each slice pork tenderloin.

Place tenderloin on top of bacon. Place thick slice onion, green pepper, and tomato in each piece of meat.

Wrap bacon around meat and vegetables and secure with toothpicks.

Bake at 350 degrees, covered for 1/2 hour, then uncover for 1/2 hour.

Or, throw it all on the grill

Weekly Menu at Casa LeGrand Sept 15

WED: Pork with Squishy, Squashy apples and sweet potato fries

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp salt

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

3 lb pork roast, tied

6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into eighths

1. In a small bowl, combine spices into a rub using a fork.

2. Place roast in baking dish and rub spices on all sides.

3. Spread apples around roast in dish.

4. Roast in oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until roast reaches 160 degrees.

5. Let meat rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Sweet Potato Fries

prep time: 30 mins

cook time: 30-40 minutes

serves: 4

3 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 Tbsp paprika

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

2-3 small yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into the shape of french fries.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Melt coconut oil.

3. In small mixing bowl, add melted oil and spices. Whisk together

4. In large mixing bowl, add the cut up yams and drizzle with the spiced coconut oil.

5. Toss the potato spears with the oil mixture until all the spears are coated.

6. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and evenly spread the potato spears on the foil, do not crowd. You might need 2 baking sheets.

7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning the spears over halfway through cooking time. Increase cooking time if you cut your fries large or to achieve a crispier yummy yam spear.