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Low Carb Stir Fry

Low Carb Asparagus Pepper Stir Fry

  • 1 # grass fed ground beef, or ground pork
  • 1 large shallot chopped or green onions (4), chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (if large, use one)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced large
  • 2 cups asparagus, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1-2 tsp. Asian red chili paste** (see my go to below)
  • 1/4 cup Thai basil or regular fresh basil
  • For “rice”:
  • 1 head cauliflower, riced (see below)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil (or ghee)
  • 1 T chicken bouillon base (I LOVE “Better than Bouillon” brand, organic)
  • ¼ cup hot water

Instructions

Prep cauliflower rice. Chop the cauliflower into florets and add to a food processor with the onion and garlic. Pulse into fine rice like pieces. Do this in batches so that the pieces stay fairly uniform.

Start the stir-fry:

Add the beef to a hot saute pan on medium high heat. Using a chopper or spatula, break up the pieces until cooked thoroughly.

Add in the ginger and minced shallot (or green onions), cook for 4-5 min until wilted. Add the garlic, peppers and asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is just tender, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the coconut aminos, chili paste, and basil. Cook for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Taste and season as needed with additional soy or chili sauce.
**Start small, you can always add more red curry paste if you want more heat.

Finish the “rice”

To cook, saute the cauliflower rice in 1 tbsp. coconut oil or ghee over medium heat until soft. Put the chicken bouillon starter into the hot water and stir well. Saute until water is absorbed/evaporated.

Serve the Stir fry over the cauliflower rice. A meal in a bowl, low carb, lots of fiber, and delicious!

Alternatives: Substitute green beans chopped, orange or yellow pepper, pea pods for veggies.

My favorite chili pastes are these, I use this the most, but they also make others in various “flavors”:

​Mekhala Organic Gluten-Free Thai Red Curry Paste 3.53oz

Learn more HERE

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