Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Food: Chipotle Sauce & Ground Meat

This is a recipe from Tim Ferriss that follows his Slow Carb Diet.  It's very paleo-esk and also like most of ours very adaptable.  We recommend trying to find grass fed beef or free range chicken as they nutritional content goes up significantly and the taste is all around just better. Enjoy.

Here is the recipe from Tim Ferris:

I didn’t want to use the crappy, overly salty seasoning packets and wanted to try for something a little more authentic.  Here is the recipe I used:

1 7.5 oz. can of chipotles with adobo sauce
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
½ medium onion
2-3 cloves garlic minced
1lb Ground beef/Ground Turkey/Chicken
1 Tbsp chili powder

A typical can of chipotles will have probably 8-10 chipotles in it.  You can control some of the heat by using more or less of the can.  I used a whole can.  Put all ingredients in a blender and puree/blend until mostly smooth.  I recommend trying it at this point – if it’s too spicy you can dilute it with a bit of water.  This will make approximately 2-2.5 cups of sauce.  The leftover sauce can be frozen and used as needed. Just thaw and add to your recipes.

Brown meat in skillet until almost fully cooked (it should be only slightly undercooked).  Add 1 to 1.5 cups of chipotle sauce and 1 tbsp of chili powder.  Mix in and let simmer until all liquid is boiled off.  If mixture seems too dry add 1-2 tbsp of water if necessary.  Once liquid is boiled off meat is ready to serve.

I cooked up a can of black beans, sauteed the remaining half onion and 1 green pepper.

I ate it as one big chipotle taco salad – shredded lettuce, tomato, black beans, onions and peppers, guacomole, and beef.

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