My husband gave me the crazy eyes after he inhaled his third full-sized portion of this stuff.
“YOU F**KING BETTER MAKE THIS AGAIN.”
*Sigh* “Yes, dear. If I must.” He’s so sweet.
But god, I’m so slow at posting things anymore. You would be, too, if you had 87 million pages of reading last night on quantum mechanics. No, really, I did. Maybe a little less than 87 million. But it took a solid hour and a half out of what used to be my time to lay on the couch and do absolutely nothing. Not OK.
I got the idea for this particular concoction from our little wekeend vacay in Boston. Shocker. If I have any native Bostonites reading, I have to apologize and tet you know that I totally would have used a bean pot if I had one. I swear. Sorry. I loveloveloved baked beans when I was young thanks in part to an awful lot of family dinners out at Kenny Rodgers’s Roasters…true story. Clearly it’s been a looooooong time since I have eaten beans. Or eaten at Kenny Rodgers’s Roasters.
Like any good Paleo rendition of something that is by its very nature NOT Paleo, I replaced the central ingredient with meat. I bet if I’d wanted a more bean-like texture I could have used diced sweet potatoes or something…but people always seem to deify beans because, you know…they have SOOO much protein.
Welp. I’ll see your bean and raise you a moo cow, you silly Vegans, you.
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 12 Thick Slices Bacon, diced
- 1 Large Onion, Diced
- 1/3 c Molassas
- 6 oz (1 small can) Tomato Paste
- 1/3 c Grainy Mustard
- 2 T Honey
- 2 t Salt
- 1 t Black Pepper
- 1/3 c Apple Cider Vinegar
- In a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat, brown the beef in some oil, then set aside, reserving the drippings.
- In the hot beef juice, add the bacon and cook until crisp.
- Add the onions and stir for a few minutes, then add the molassas, tomato paste, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium.
- Stir vigorously to break up chunks and prevent sticking, using a whisk if you need to. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
- Add your beef and stir until well combined.
- Let simmer for 2-3 hours.
- Serve over cauliflower rice, regular white rice, or just on it’s own!