Thursday, January 25, 2018

Shredded Beef

We have had a very warm winter so far.  Only a couple of weeks of -20.  While that is wonderful for the fuel bill, it's not so wonderful for moving snow.  Usually, we don't get much snow in December and January because it is too cold to snow.  This last week it was so warm it rained a bit, then snowed.  And now we have a lot of snow and the temperatures are going to drop.  So, Dave spent a lot of time outside getting all the snow moved.
A cap of snow on the fence.  That all fell in one afternoon and night.
Dave measured 8 inches in one night.

Getting the snow off the pavers, after getting it off the deck.

Shredded beef with onions and peppers.  The perfect stuffing
for tortillas.
After all the cold work, he needed a warm, filling dinner.  I had this shredded beef cooking in the crock pot  for the afternoon and the house smelled warm, spicy and inviting!  It was a delicious way to warm up.

Coconut flour tortillas and ropa vieja.
Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja
Adapted from The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse, Maria Emmerich

1/2 cup beef bone broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. mined garlic
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Ancho chili powder
1 (2oz.) can anchovies, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
2 lbs. beef brisket, cut across the grain into 2-inch-long strips
1 tsp. fine sea salt

Spray slow cooker insert with olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray.  Add beef bone broth, tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, oregano, cumin, ancho chili powder and chopped anchovies.  Top with diced tomato, red and yellow bell peppers, and onions.  Place sliced brisket on top of onions with the fat cap on top.  Sprinkle with salt.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until the brisket is ffalling apart and shreds easily.  Shred the brisket with two forks, discarding any of the thick fat attached to the meat.  Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with cilantro, green olives, and lime wedges. Serve with salsa, avocado, cheese, and sour cream, if desired.

3 years ago:  Nutella Palmers and the New Dental Hygienist
5 years ago:  Coq-au-vin

January 25, 2018  Sunrise 9:57 am  Sunset 4:09 pm  Temp. H -24/ L -26

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