Since yesterday was the super bowl we decided to indulge a little with a paleo braised beef. Braised beef allows you to have a slow-cooked meal fully of flavor with healthy fats and delicious protein.
This meal is truly a hit with people because it is a comfort food of sorts that fits all dietary needs. The perfect way to introduce someone to the paleo lifestyle and embrace the way of clean eating!
Recipe for Paleo braised beef:
2-4 beef shanks
1 fist garlic-half the cloves smashed and chopped, the other half sliced in half
Thyme, one bunch. Two tablespoons worth of leaves should be removed from the stems, remaining thyme should be thrown into the baking pan whole.
1 cup of gluten free beef broth
1/2 cup water
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to bake at 350.
Rinse shanks under cold water and pat dry.
Sprinkle shanks with salt and pepper on both sides.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat.
Sear shanks in coconut oil 2-3 minutes per side, adding a bit more coconut oil to the skillet as needed for each additional shank.
Place seared shanks in pyrex baking dish.
Saute the smashed/chopped garlic,and thyme leaves in the skillet for about 1 minute.
Add broth/water to skillet and stir making sure to scrape up any of the brown bits from the shanks on the bottom. Bring to a boil until liquid starts to reduce slightly.
Place remaining garlic cloves and additional thyme springs in pan with shanks.
Pour broth over shanks.
Cover with parchment paper and then aluminum foil.
Bake at 350 for 2 hours.
Serve with roasted veggies or a nice salad and enjoy!