Paleo Asian Style Beef with Fried “Rice”!

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I’m not going to lie, this was as good as it looked!  Most of the recipe came from paleocupboard.com. It was called “Mongolian Beef”, but my husband who is a mongo beef lover stated that although it was awesome, it was not like it in taste.  I adjusted a few things in the original recipe.  There was way too much sauce in the original recipe, so I changed the recipe to include more meat. My husband also felt that for the amount of time spent, we should have leftovers.  I also (thanks to my hubby) decided to make this with skirt steak instead of flank steak.  The skirt steak has more marbling, and it proved to be a good choice.  This recipe took awhile (at least 45 minutes) and I had help from my son and husband.  It was “easy”, just not quick.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs skirt steak
  • 4 Tbsp arrowroot powder + 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp bacon fat + 1/2 cup bacon fat (or other fat of your choice–coconut oil, lard, rendered duck fat…)
  • 1 Tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (more if you like a kick)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos (gluten free tamari if you are in a bind though it is not paleo)
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1/3 cup raw organic honey
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower, riced (you can use a grater or pulse with a food processor and the squeeze between two towels)

Method:

  • Cut the beef into 1/4 inch slices against the grain.
  • In a bowl, mix the arrowroot, salt, and pepper.  Coat the beef in the mixture, tap off the excess, and put on a drying rack for 15 minutes.
  • While the beef is resting, start making the sauce in a saucepan.  Melt 1 Tbsp fat and add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Make a slurry by combining the 1/2 Tbsp of arrowroot powder with the broth. Add the sesame oil, coconut aminos, and broth mixture to the saucepan. Add the raw honey and stir frequently
  • Turn the heat up to high for about three minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off the heat and allow the sauce to sit while you are cooking the beef.
  • In two large saute pans, melt the 1/2 cup of fat over medium heat. Add the beef, allowing the edges to brown.  This will only take 2-3 minutes.  Remove the beef to paper towels.
  • Drain the oil completely from one pan, and leave about 2 Tbsp in the other.  In the oiled pan, add the cauliflower.  Allow this to cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to pull up any browned bits.
  • Put the beef back into the remaining empty skillet and cook an additional minute.  Add the sauce and cook for another 4 minutes along with the green onion.
  • Serve the beef over the “rice”.
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