My Paleo journey has been very challenging since I’ve started my full-time job. Work-week lunches have become all about planning!
This is a great dish to make on a Sunday afternoon while you’re running around getting everything ready for the week! The actual prep time for this recipe is less than 15 minutes and once you have everything together, pop it in the oven for a few hours and get on with your day! Here’s how it’s done:
Gather all of your ingredients. Nothing fancy and you’ll most likely have most of it lying around the kitchen. Chop your beef into 1-inch pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
Also, don’t forget to get your sous-chef involved. She made sure I didn’t forget any ingredients in the bottom of the bag. 🙂
Combine the cubed been with chili powder and salt. Mix well.
Add your coconut oil to a oven-proof pot and melt over medium heat. Chop your onions into long strips.
Add onions to the melted oil and cook until they appear translucent.
Add in the tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds.
Add in garlic…
and seasoned beef.
Now, here’s the best part… Stick it in the oven and leave it alone for at least 3 hours. Feel free to do whatever you want until its done – paint your nails, watch a movie, do some laundry, take a much needed NAP – whatever you want!
Once your house is filled with the beautifully spicy aroma of braised beef and you’ve completed 3-hours worth of weekly prep (or taken a 3-hour nap), take the pot out of the oven and bask in the mouth-watering glory of tender, spicy, delicious beef. This is a great lunch option for work because it travels well and doesn’t get nasty when microwaved.
There you have it! Another Paleo lunch idea for your what do I eat!?!? moments. Enjoy and Aloha!