My typical lunch for work is half a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket close to my office - not ideal but better than a sandwich!
I'm pretty sure I'd be much better off with some ground beef or lamb, which from what I can gather, here in the UK is mostly grass-fed?
Just looking for ideas for simple ground beef or lamb meals I can make in the morning to microwave at lunchtime. I'm thinking along the lines of browning meat, throwing in half a can of chopped tomatoes and simmering for 20 mins. Could you do the same with coconut milk?
I quite often make my own burgers for breakfast or dinner, so would like to make something different for lunch.
Any ideas please?
My brunch for the next 4 days:
Takes about 5-10 minutes tops. Huge whack of protein and you'll be good to go till dinner.
If you use coconut milk instead of cc, just chuck in a couple tbsps of curry powder and garlic when browning the beef and you have yourself a curry.
Blast in more tomato sauce/chili powder/oregano, top with sour cream and cheese, and you have chili. I don't care much for chili with thousands of ingredients.
Not sure if this is what your thinking but after the hubby was burning out on gr. beef I tried making them into meatballs with jalapeno's with homemade salsa or guacamole. We also shaped them into meat loafs and really played up the spices and ground up veggies inside. Although my ultimate favorite is stuffing the meat with tomato, garlic, and said veggies inside a hulled pepper or tomato. Boil the pepper or tomato first though.
Mark Sisson has a recipe for lamb meatballs that I LOVE, and that works well with beef too. Per pound of meat, use 1/4c parsley or dill, 1/2tsp cumin & paprika, 1/4 tsp allspice, cinnamon, salt. (He includes pine nuts as well, I leave them out). Mix in with an egg OR some oil to bind everything, sear on both sides for 2 minutes then simmer for 10-12 minutes. Great hot or cold!
The meatballs also make a great pan sauce on their own from the fats and spices, and if you chuck in some stock, lemon juice afterwards (can also add yogurt or coconut milk to thicken) and dip or toss, FABULOUS. You can also cook veggies in the pan sauce after removing the meatballs (or throw some in there while the meatballs are simmering... I've used zucchini 'noodles', tomatoes, eggplant, yellow summer squash, spinach...)
There is a GREAT paleo chili recipe here: http://theclothesmakethegirl.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-favorite-chili-recipe.html
I made it the other night. It was easy to make, and great for my lunch in the office the next day!
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