Ah it’s been too long! Seriously though, things got busy for awhile, and the holidays, and I didn’t do much to re-invent the world of food. I went to a lot of staples, and simple un-blog-worthy dinners (They were still yummy, just not exciting enough for the pages…A girl has to draw the line right? Anyway, I was stressing out about posting things, and rule #1 is “if it starts causing too much negative energy and stress, take a step back and breath” – Stress management is part of this whole thing, so I took a little hiatus, and didn’t sweat it. Hope you all had plenty of recipes to tide you over!
But I’m back! Today anyway, I just bought a new crock pot, since I realized that my 4.5 quart one was waaaay too small, and I bought a whopping 8.5 quart one to replace it! The exciting thing is now, even with the large amount of food that the two of us go through, I’ll actually have leftovers!! After much review scanning, I went with the 8.5 quart model from Elite Platinum, and so far I am thrilled with it!
So my first recipe that I tried out in my new “big guy” crockpot, was some pulled beef. I wanted something that was tasty as a stand alone food, but something that could be versatile to eat throughout the week. Instead of keeping it SUPER simple. I totally made it weird and special, and it was utter magic let me tell you. I ate this stuff almost every day, and not only did it last all week (YAY FOOD!) but it was just as awesome tasting each time! I put it in Paleo Wraps, I put it over salad, I ate it straight from a bowl, I ate it as a side to eggs….seriously, it did not get old.
Ultimate Pulled Beef!
3 lbs* beef round (String Removed if Present)
1 lbs* flank steak
2 lbs* chuck steak
1 Granny Smith Apple, cut into small cubes
2 cups butternut squash, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup raisins*
1 Tbsp chipotle pepper
1 Tbsp Java salt (Sub 1/2 Tbsp Salt, 1/2 Tbsp ground coffee
1/4 cup coconut aminos*
1/8 cup coconut vinegar*
2 tbsp smoked paprika*
1 tbsp black pepper*
1 tspn ginger*
1/2 tsp cumin*
1 tbsp turmeric*
2 cups vegetable broth
1 small Spanish onion
Place all ingredients into the Crock Pot and cook on Low for 10-12 Hours, then shred and mix all ingredients with two forks.
Sorry, I have not gotten any better with ensuring that I actually measure anything, but I think my approximations are good 🙂