Monday, January 7, 2013

Paleo Balls & 'Shroom Gravy

You're probably thinking it's about time she stops talking about the snow leopard and snow bunny from the previous posts, right? At least you got some good pictures out of the skiing and snowshoeing posts, even a few over-sarcastic comments...none of which are very humorous, I know. Sometimes I just think I can get away with what I think is funny in my own mind.

Anyway, we found this recipe to make the other night from a lady who is a local blogger,
crossfitter, etc. The recipe is great for the time you have a couple friends over 
or just use it for a couple days of leftovers! You'll
have to trust me that it's good because I
forgot to take pictures.

Paleo Balls & 'Shroom Gravy

3 eggs
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp fennel seed
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
2 lbs ground beef
2 lbs ground pork sausage
4-6 tbsp coconut oil

Mushroom Gravy
2 cups mushrooms, cut into 1/4
salt & pepper
4 cups beef broth
1 cup canned coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp arrowroot starch, add a little water to make a liquid

2-3 cups broccoli, chopped
1 head cauliflower, chopped

Place all meatball ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix with hands. Make bite-sized meatballs and set aside. Place a large pan on your stove, heat on med-high heat, add 1-2 tbsp coconut oil, then add meatballs in batches. Cook thoroughly, but be careful when turning the balls! Set all aside, then throw a tblsp of coconut oil in a large pot along with the mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. Add little bits of coconut flour in at a time, stirring frequently. Bring more to a simmer. Add water to arrowroot, mix, then add slowly to gravy pot. Allow gravy to simmer a few more minutes, then add the gravy. Steam your veggies and serve with the meatballs and gravy on the top! We cut up some pineapple, which is good by itself or in the dinner itself. 
You be the judge!

Credit to Paleoinapinch for a great dinner night and even better leftovers for lunch.