Hey it’s the last recipe post of 2013! Isn’t that nifty!
I got the Zyliss Julienne Peeler for Christmas, and though I’m excited to make “Zoodles” (Zucchini Noodles as seen on Nom Nom Paleo) – Zucchini is not in season, so I’m hell-bent on figuring out new and exciting (seasonal) veggies to noodle. First was the easiest choice, Sweet Potatoes! So I want to call them SPoodles because it sounds fun! After the initial muscle in preparing the sweet potatoes, this dish was really fast and easy.
- 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
- 1 cup Leeks (Frozen from Trader Joes)
- 1 cup Kale (Frozen from Trader Joes)
- 3-4 Roasted red peppers, sliced (Jarred, bought from BJ’s)
- 5-6 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 cup ground beef
- 2-3 cups SWoodles (from 2 sweet potatoes)
- Salt, Black Pepper, Red pepper flakes, a little Cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, sage
Peel your sweet potatoes and then pretty much go to town on them with the Julienne Peeler. You want to go in long strokes, since the longer the stroke, the longer the noodle. Set them aside.
In a pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the leeks, kale, roasted red peppers, garlic, and pineapple to the pan. Cover and saute, stirring occasionally, for a couple of minutes.
Add the ground beef and seasoning. Cover and let the beef cook for a few minutes, and then start to break it up with your fork. In between periods of stirring, keep it covered.
Once the beef is almost done, add in the Swoodles. Cover for a minute or two. Then stir to combine. You want to take it off the heat before they get too soft, you still want them to have a little crunch, but be a little soft as well. If they get too soft they might break apart or get mushy.
I served this in a bowl with a large dollop of Guacamole….Yum!