Sausage, Beef & Peppers, Oh My!

Did you ever make something, and before it was even done, just know that it was going to be one of the best things you’ve ever eaten?  I did.  It was the easiest, most simple recipe, too.

For your dining pleasure, I present to you:

                                                            Stuffed Peppers.

It’s a classic.  Were you expecting something more?  Do you not know me by now?  Lazy.  With a capital “L” and not just because it’s the first letter of a sentence.  I’m not about fancy, time consuming or hard recipes.  I like simple.  I love lazy.

Why is this recipe special?

1.  It combines ground beef and ground sausage for a little something extra.
2.  It’s totally paleo.  White rice is one of those things that’s questionable, some people react to it      
     while others are totally fine.  Since we’re still relative newbies, I’m still avoiding rice until our guts
     are nice and healthy.  It uses cauliflower “rice” instead.

The Ingredients  (Makes 8 servings)

8 Bell Peppers
1 lb Ground Beef
1 lb. Ground Sausage
1/2 Head Cauliflower “Rice”  (Put cauliflower through food processor until it resembles rice)
2 Small Cans Tomato Paste
1 Small Yellow Onion, diced
1 Small Can Diced Chilies
1 tbs Oregano

The Steps

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

1.  Cook the ground beef and sausage on the stove top
2.  Cut the tops off the peppers, and discard along with the seeds
3.  Once the beef/sausage mixture is cooked through, combine all the ingredients and mix well
4.  Fill the peppers with the mixture, and cook for approximately 30 minutes until peppers are tender

See?  Easy!


The Lazy Way aka Slow Cooking

I’m all about the slow cooker.  Shocking, right?  It’s the easiest, most lazy way of making dinner ever.

My awesome husband got me a new Crock Pot for Christmas, and I love it so hard.  (I also love that the old one can constantly be making nutrient dense bone broth!)

Rubies and Radishes has an amazing e-book called “Easy Paleo Slow Cooker Meals – Over 25 quick prep, nutrient dense, grain-free recipes” that I downloaded with The Family Resolution Revolution bundle that was offered by my favorite podcasters, Stacy from The Paleo View Podcast and one of the Paleo Parents.  (Word on the street is that another bundle will be offered this summer!)

The very first recipe in the book is for chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.  My husband loves artichokes like I love sugar, so I knew I had to make it for him.  He will eat anything I make, and pretends to like most of it.  I knew we had a winner on our hands when we had this exchange:

The recipe is incredibly easy, and takes less than five minutes to prep.  Normally when recipes make those claims I double the time, but this one is seriously that easy.  
I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like you can receive the whole e-book for free when you sign up for the email list at Rubies and Radishes!  (You for sure receive a free book, I’m just not sure if you’ll get this exact one, but either way it’s a total win!)
Ready for the easy recipe?
Chicken
Jar of artichoke hearts
Jar of sun-dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil)
Small can of tomato paste
Combine, and cook for 4-5 hours on low.
Then sit back, enjoy the amazing smell, and wait forever.  Wait some more.  And eventually it will be time to eat.
So yummy! I served it over a bed of spinach, and pretty much devoured it.  Yeah.  It was so good I basically just shoveled it into my mouth.