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Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie Shepherd’s pie has got to be one of my most favorite recipes of all time.  It’s such a great comfort food to me.  The soft, delicious potatoes compliment the snap of the green beans mixed with the slightly […]

Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew

Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew

Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew This Asian-Inspired Pork and Kimchi Stew great and light! The Tonkotsu pork broth base encompasses all the tasty notes of ginger, and pork. All you have to do is add a little bit of pork meat, kimchi, and shiitake to […]

Koobideh Kabobs with Tzatziki and Curry Cauli-Rice

Koobideh Kabobs with Tzatziki and Curry Cauli-Rice

Koobideh Kabobs with Tzatziki and Curry Cauli-Rice

If you are craving some Greek food, you will love this plate of goodness!  Tender meat patties with a cauli-rice curry and some cool tzatziki makes for a great summer dish. For the pita bread, I bought some low carb tortillas and threw them on the BBQ per side.  Honestly though, for a lower carb count feel free to omit the tortilla.  It was tasty but you won’t miss it.

Recipe from www.fattofitchick.com

Ingredients:

Tzatziki:

  • 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Koobideh (Meat)

  • 2 lbs ground beef
    • For our recipe, we ground different meats, see note below.
  • 1 Tbsp ras el hanout
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 C chopped parsley

Curry Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 lb frozen cauliflower
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

 

To begin, grate the cucumber into a small bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir and set aside in fridge until chilled.  That’s it for the tzatziki!

In large mixing bowl, blend meat with spices. Add herbs, and mix well to combine ingredients. Now, form them into eight equally sized meatballs.  Take each meatball, and roll into a snake shape and flatten to form oblong patties.  You want to then liberally spray oil (by using a misto or any nonstick spray) on bbq grill and turn on the gas or light charcoal to a low setting.   Once preheated, grill patties and flip occasionally to avoid any herbs from burning.  Grill until they are cooked through, for approximately 20 minutes.

Next for the cauli curry, fill a medium saucepan halfway with water.  Add salt and curry powder, and then add cauliflower.  Keep on heat until soft, strain and proceed to mash cauliflower so it creates a consistency of rice. I recommend just doing this with a wood spatula or whisk just be careful not to over-mash.  Finally, add parsley and you’re all done!

Serve as desired and enjoy!

Tips for changing up the meat:

What we actually did for this particular batch was use stew meat and pork belly and ground it up in his meat grinder.  This was a very tasty combination and I highly recommend you try it if you can grind your own meat.  If not, go with 85/15 ground beef.

 

 

Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Broth

Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Broth

Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) Broth Here  is a recipe for a great Japanese broth.  It tastes delicious as a standalone broth,  and its also going to be a great base that I’m going to incorporate into some upcoming recipes, starting with our keto Pork Stew with […]

Pepperoni Pizza Kale Chips

Pepperoni Pizza Kale Chips

Pepperoni Pizza Kale Chips My friend Kristan introduced me to this concept!   She found them at a health/vegan shop and offered them to me when I visited her the other day ever since I am ADDICTED.  They are so good. I always though kale […]