Trying to eat healthy? Here’s a recipe that’s on its way to being Paleo… #almostthere
“Remember no dish is perfect the first time you cook it. Try again and consider other vegetables like squash, zucchini, broccoli to add or substitute. You know your family best.”— Haley
Easy (Nearly-Paleo) Mongolian Steak Recipe
Are you trying to eat healthy? I’m always trying and this recipe is an easy way to start but not loose any flavor! In my house, we always aim to eat Paleo–mostly because my husband LOVES meat and just couldn’t live without it. I, on the other hand, love vegetables and fruits. So Paleo ends up being a good balance for us. And it could be for your family, too!
What You’ll Need
You’ll need 1-2 pounds of steak. (I prefer cube steak for this recipe because its saves my better cuts for other dishes–but you could use any steak). You may wish to cut your steak before cooking. You’ll need 2 cups of sweet or bell peppers (red, green, yellow, orange. In addition, 1 large sweet onion diced, 2 large carrots (diced or sliced), 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and lastly, you’ll need a handful of cilantro and green onions for final flavoring on top. Here’s where we get away from the Paleo portion… You may consider a tablespoon of soy sauce, sirachi sauce to taste, and a sesame sauce to taste.
Note about the carrots: I like to shave my carrots into long thin slices with a potato peeler so that they act like my noodles. But sometimes, I use regular spaghetti noodle and chops the carrots. It taste great both ways.
On the Stove Top
Once you have chopped, diced, sliced, and prepared everything, you can start by adding your olive oil, garlic, peppers, onions and carrots. Let them simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. I suggest a medium heat and pan with high sides, but you know your stove and cookware best. After about 8 minutes, by onions and carrots are softening. (If you’re using soy sauce, add some now to keep the vegetables from sticking together). Try to add the meat before the vegetables begin to singe. Cook the steak until medium/medium-well. It will cook fast. Then add any sauces mentioned. In about 15 minutes, your meal should be completed.
Note: if you are using spaghetti noodles, boil those while doing the prep work and heat work. Once the noodles are done, combine with meat and veg for flavor to soak up.
Remember no dish is perfect the first time you cook it. Try again and consider other vegetables like squash, zucchini, broccoli to add or substitute. You know your family best.