Check out this tasty recipe from the folks over at Mercola!
Sometimes, you just can’t help but crave a delicious and savory meat dish — after all, meat is a great source of protein that’ll give you the energy you need throughout the day.
And when it comes to meat, you can’t go wrong with organic, grass-fed beef. Not only is it naturally leaner than grain-fed beef, but it’s loaded with omega-3s and other minerals and nutrients. Plus, it tastes much better — it’s rich and flavorful, just the way that beef should taste.
This Shredded Beef recipe from one of my Mercola staff, Rachel Saenz, blends the rich flavor of organic, grass-fed beef with fresh ingredients such as green peppers, tomatoes, and onions, creating a nutritious and well-balanced meat dish — you can also add Serrano pepper for a spicy kick!
Shredded Beef Recipe
- 2 lbs. grass-fed beef stew chunks
- 2 cups homemade beef broth
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 2 green peppers, sliced
- 4 tomatoes, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 to 2 serrano peppers, diced (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- Place beef in Dutch oven. Season with salt and pepper and add beef broth. Cover and cook over low heat for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours or until beef is soft and easy to shred.Keep an eye on the beef while cooking. If all the broth is absorbed, add about 1 cup of water to prevent burning.
- Remove beef from Dutch oven, reserve leftover juices. Shred beef using 2 forks.
- Add coconut oil to Dutch oven and place over medium/low heat. Add onions, green peppers, tomatoes, Serrano peppers and garlic.Cook until the onions have softened and juices from tomatoes have rendered, about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve with quinoa.
So much health…and so much YUM!
Did you know that green peppers have magnesium, thiamin, folate, niacin, copper and twice the vitamin C of an orange? Beef may be the standout ingredient in this dish as far as what you taste, but don’t forget the other equally nutritious elements in this dish like the green peppers!
Tomatoes in this dish are nutrient rich as well! Lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables their bright color, is abundant in tomatoes. Did you know that putting tomatoes in the fridge can reduce their nutrient content? It can! So make sure to not refrigerate them so you can get every drop of nutrition they have to offer!
What about the onions!?! Polyphenols are found abundantly in onions. What does that mean to you? Well they have an important role in preventing diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. (AND they taste amazing!!!!)
So eat up, and do so guilt free knowing that you are getting nutrient rich food that your body will love you for!