Paleo Lifestyle

Corned Beef and Cabbage–a St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.  If you are thinking about having Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner we have an easy recipe for you.  This is delicious and you will have the entire meal in one pan.  It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

3 pound Corned Beef with Spice packet available at your local meat market
2) small sweet onions (peeled and cut into wedges)
10 small red potatoes (washed and left whole)
5) Carrots (peeled and cut into 3 inch pieces)
2) small sweet onions (peeled and cut into wedges)
1) head of cabbage (cleaned and cut into small wedges)

Add Corned Beef to a Roasting pan. Cover with water. Note: you can also use beef broth for all or part of the water. Add the seasoning packet. Place the cut onions in with the Corned Beef. Place a lid or tin foil over the pan. Cook at 350 degrees for approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Add the potatoes and carrots and cook for another 50 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook for 15 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for another 15 minutes.  If there are any leftovers they will be delicious.

Enjoy. Even if you aren’t Irish your family will like this traditional meal. Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table .

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Grilled Delmonico Steaks

Valentine’s Day is here—never fear I have a great way for all of you men to score BIG points with the women in your life.  Grill her a Delmonico steak tomorrow night.  Delmonico steaks are also called “boneless ribeyes”.  To really make this painless these steaks are being featured at $9.99# at your local meat market.  Add a baked potato, salad and you have a meal fit for your queen.  A bouquet of fresh flowers would also make a nice touch.

Delmonico Steaks (cut 3/4” to 1”) at your local butcher shop
Sidney’s Steak Rub

Depending on the number of steaks you are grilling select the appropriate number of charcoal briquettes.  I like to add in some lump charcoal.  Light the charcoal and let it burn for 30 to 35 minutes. As the charcoal is burning season your steaks with Sidney’s Steak Rub.

When the charcoal is ready (or you have your gas grill ready) place the seasoned steaks on the grill. Grill for 2 minutes rotate the steaks to get the grill pattern on the Steak. Grill for 1 minute longer, flip the steaks and continue this process on the other side. After this is accomplished flip the steaks and cook for an additional 2 minutes on each side.

Steak Doneness      Remove from grill     Final Cooked Temp
Rare.                            130 to 135.                  130 to 140
Medium Rare.            140.                              145
Medium.                      155.                              160
Well Done.                  165.                              170

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day! Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Buffalo Wing Chicken Dip

This is such a great recipe.  This is super easy to make if you have leftover baked chicken.  It doesn’t take many ingredients and you can serve it with celery sticks and carrot sticks for a healthy Paleo snack.

Buffalo Wing Chicken Dip

2 cups of cooked shredded chicken
8 ounces of Cream Cheese (softened)
8 ounces of Sour Cream
6 to 8 ounces of hot sauce (available at your local meat market)
1 1/2 to 2 cups of shredded Cheddar Cheese (available at your local butcher shop)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the Cream Cheese in a bowl and use a fork to mash it up. Add the Sour Cream, Hot Sauce and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the shredded Cheddar Cheese to the mashed Cream Cheese. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9 X 9 glass baking dish. Put the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese on top of the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. You can serve with Tortilla chips, Fritos, as well as the celery sticks and carrot sticks I mentioned earlier.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Peppers pizza with pepperoni

Here we are in 2018.  I am thankful the extremely cold weather has taken a much needed break.

I want to share a fun and healthy recipe for the new year.  This should be a family favorite.

Pepper Pizza with pepperoni

5 peppers (green, red, orange and yellow) cut in 2 with the stems and seeds removed)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons if Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 cans of Pizza Sauce ( available at your local meat market)
8 to 12 oz. shredded Provolone/Mozzarella cheese
1 package of pepperoni (available at your local butcher shop)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place the pepper halves on the parchment paper. Sprinkle pepper halves with salt and pepper. Drizzle the Olive Oil over the peppers. Spoon Pizza Sauce into the peppers. Put the shredded cheese on the Pizza Sauce. Put 4 slices of Pepperoni on each “Pizza” and place them in the oven. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Be sure to be creative with the Pizza “toppings” to reflect your family’s taste. This can also be used as an appetizer.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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