Paleo Turnip Hash Casserole

This is a wonderful breakfast dish, as well as dinner dish.

Ingredients:

6 strips bacon, chopped

bacon fat

1 pound turnips, shredded

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper, plus more for the top

1 can coconut milk

2 leeks, sliced

pinch of nutmeg

4 scallions, sliced

6 – 9 baby bella mushrooms, minced

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon. Reserve the fat.
  3. Shred the turnips and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add bacon fat, sea salt, black pepper, coconut milk, leeks and nutmeg to turnips and mix to combine.
  5. Transfer turnip mixture to a 2 quart oblong baking pan.
  6. Scatter minced baby bellas followed by layer of scallions across top of turnip mixture.
  7. Scatter chopped bacon across the top for the final layer.
  8. Sprinkle with black pepper and bake for 45 – 60 minutes or until topping gets crispy.

 

NOTES:

  1. Use a slotted spoon to serve as their will be quite a lot of liquid in the baking dish.
  2. Serve leftovers by reheating in skillet with melted butter.

Cider Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4

Pre-heat oven: 375 degrees

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tbs. Butter

2 Lbs. Top Sirloin Steak, trimmed and cubed

Salt & Pepper

1 Large Onion, chopped

2 Med. Carrots, peeled and chopped

1 Lb. Turnip, peeled and chopped

6 Tbs. Flour

2 Cups Apple Cider

1/2 Cups Beef Consomme

3 Lbs. Potato, peeled and chopped

1/2 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

2 Cups White Cheddar Cheese, shredded

3 Tbs. Chives, chopped

  1. Place Dutch Oven over medium-high heat.  Add olive oil and butter.
  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  3. Add to pot, browning on all sides, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  4. Add onions, carrots and turnips.  Cook 4 – 5 minutes.
  5. Add flour, stir to combine and coat.
  6. Add the apple cider and the beef consommé, stir to combine.
  7. Bring to boil, cover and place in oven for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
  8. About 45 minutes into cooking the beef, prepare the mashed potatoes.
  9. Cover with water by 1 – 2 inches, place on high.  Add salt and pepper and boil about 15 minutes until tender.
  10. Once the potatoes are done cooking, drain and return to pot.
  11. Add milk, sour cream and cheese.  Mash to desired consistency.  Season with salt and pepper, add chives.  Cover and reserve until ready to serve.
  12. When beef is done remove from the oven.

Serving suggestions:  Place a spoonful of mashed potatoes in a wide serving bowl.  Make a well in the middle of the potatoes and spoon the beef into the center.