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I can’t wait to share all the recipes I have and the new ones I am going to create. Food has always been a battle with me as I love it so much. I am a foodie. With the love of food comes weight gain and that’s an area I am very familiar with. After trying so many different things I finally have a system and a plan that works for me. The best part is I get to enjoy all the foods I love. As time goes on I will share more aspects of my weight loss journey.
I’m excited to share this recipe with everyone since it has been one of my staples in weight loss and getting healthy. I believe the key factor in eating tasty healthy foods, is cooking with wholesome natural ingredients as much as possible. I do know this is sometimes not possible for some but it honestly does make a difference in the quality of food. The beef I use in this recipe is grass fed organic beef. I used to think it made no difference until I cooked it once and the taste was amazing. If you’re a beef lover you will taste the difference.
What’s great about this recipe is that it takes no time to make and it can be done with any meat you like. I usually mix it up with ground chicken breast or ground turkey once in a while so I don’t get bored. My daughter Nila is always eager to help me cook and she usually helps me cut up the mushrooms. She is also keen on grabbing me the vegetables and other things needed for me to cook. I can’t complain as I love it.
To start the dish cut the onion, garlic and green chili and start sauteing them in a pan with the coconut oil. Then mix in the mustard seeds as this gives the dish a nice aroma and flavor. Once the onions start turning brown then you can mix in the diced tomatoes and mushrooms.
Once the tomatoes turn soft and mushy you can mix in the ground beef along with the rest of the ingredients. The key to this dish is to leave the pan uncovered so any liquids can evaporate easily. You want the liquid to simmer down until there is hardly any liquid left. Keep turning the dish every few minutes to prevent it from burning.
The heat of the dish can be easily adjusted to ones liking. The dish can be paired with anything you like to make it a complete meal. I usually tend to pair it with a salad and some dressing or with steamed broccoli. It keeps me full and has enough protein to meet my needs when I am working out. I think the best part of this dish is that its very healthy, low in calories especially when made with ground turkey and it tastes amazing! Give it a try and leave me a comment below on how you enjoyed the dish.
- 1 Pound Extra Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Onion (Medium Size)
- 4 White Mushrooms
- 2 Green Chili Peppers
- 2 Tomatoes
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Tablespoon (tbsp) Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon (tsp) Turmeric Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Paprika
- ¼ Teaspoon Mustard Seed
- 2 Teaspoon Chili/Curry Powder
- ½ Tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
- 2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ Cup Ragu Flavored with Meat Sauce
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan at medium heat.
- Cut the onion, garlic and the green chili and mix it in the pan with the coconut oil.
- Add the mustard seeds to the pan and continue to saute till start to get brown.
- Mix in diced mushrooms and tomato to the pan and let it cook till the tomatoes get soft.
- Add ground beef to the pan and turn till its mixed well with the onions.
- Add in the turmeric powder, paprika, chili powder, light soy sauce, and sea salt to the pan. Mix well and let it cook.
- Keep turning and mixing the beef every few minutes so it doesn't burn.
- Once the beef is cooked add in the ragu sauce and mix it well with the beef.
- Turn the heat from a medium to a medium high and let the beef cook and simmer down till any liquid left is almost gone. Keep turning every few minutes so it doesn't burn.
- Once any liquid is almost gone you can turn of the cooker and let the beef les tin the heat for about 5 mins.
Depending on your heat tolerance and liking you can add or subtract the green chili and curry powder.