The truth is that you don’t have to completely change everything about your diet to eat Keto (or Paleo for that matter). The key is just changing a few of the ingredients or the source of your ingredients (like getting grass fed beef from the co-op instead of from the typical store, which often are packed with hormones and not sustainably farmed).
This recipe is a perfect example of how to take a classic dish and just change a few ingredients to give you a nutritious meal with a healthy amount of fat. Plus, it makes great leftovers!
We also recommend (but is not necessary) to use Ghee in this recipe. For those that are unfamiliar with this ingredient, Ghee is a clarified butter that originated in India. Ghee has more of a savory flavor (so shouldn’t be used for sweet dishes) and is packed full of healthy fats. Unlike butter, it is separated from the milk and so is a great dairy free option for cooking. Ghee also has a higher cooking temperature than butter, which means its less likely to burn. (Burnt food is not great for the digestive system.)
Side dishes: We also recommend this dish with some of our favorite sides such as our mashed cauliflower or a side of steamed broccoli.
2 lb sirloin tips or beef stew meat cubed
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 c beef broth
1 tsp butter/ghee
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp tapioca flour
1. Cube sirloin or stew meat into 1 inch rough cubes.
2. Heat olive oil in a deep sauté pan.
3. Add cubed beef, salt, and pepper to your hot oil and cook for 3-5 minutes on high.
4. Add 2 cups of broth to meat and drippings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
5. Whisk in spices and tapioca flour until dissolved, and then add the butter/ghee. The mixture will automatically thicken with time. Place a lid on top of the pan and continue to simmer on very low for 30-40 minutes. The longer it simmers, the more tender the meat will get.
6. Serve over broccoli or mashed cauliflower(link) to easily add delicious vegetables.
Did you try Ghee for the first time? Or find a new source for your beef? Share with us what was new about this recipe for you in the comments below!